17 April 2009

UK incoming passenger lists may help identify Sacketts in India

A large number of UK passenger arrivals records are posted this month on The Sackett Family Association website. These are transcribed from images of original records and cover the period 1878–1960.

Further work is needed to identify some of the passengers. Others are well-known to us. Amongst these is the Hon Frederic Moseley Sackett, making the transatlantic voyage in 1930 to take up his appointment as US Ambassador to Germany. The record shows that he stopped off en route at the American Embassy in London, presumably to meet UK dignitaries and perhaps for further briefings from the US staff there.

Several records relate to Sacketts returning from India, and these will prove helpful in identifying the families of some of the Sacketts found recently in the India Office records at the British Library.

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