The National Archives in conjunction with Ancestry.co.uk have announced that the Alien Arrivals Collection is now available online. It documents the arrival of more than 610,000 immigrants into the UK between the late 18th and early 20th centuries.
The database covers the periods 1810 – 1811 and 1826 – 1869, and details Aliens (non-British citizens) who arrived in the UK. The database is made up of records from various categories of records held in TNA, including HO2 Certificates of alien arrivals, 1836-1852 and HO3 Returns of alien passengers, July 1836-December 1869.
The records may, but not always, contain the following information:
Name of alien
Port of arrival
Date of arrival
Country of origin, nativity, and/or nationality