Our acknowledgements

The CLIP finding aids and databases draw on information from many sources and the work of many individuals.

We are glad to acknowledge the hard work of our volunteers and the generous assistance of archive staff and individuals in making this information available. We hope that by bringing the data together in this way, we give greater effect to their work.

We have made every effort to identify all the organisations and individuals involved: if anybody is omitted, please accept our apologies and let us know using the link on the menu bar above so that we can put it right.

Our special thanks to:

Aubrey Brown who was not a CLIP volunteer but who started all this by transcribing the Somerset records years ago and thus showed that it could be done.
Bruno Pappalardo and his colleagues at The National Archives, with whom we have collaborated on many projects over the years. His kind help has been invaluable.
Ken and Megan Edwards who transcribed the Bristol records with the support of the Bristol and Avon Family History Society and agreed to their data being incorporated into the CLIP crew names database.
Peter Hamersley who has been our partner in the Port Rotation Numbers project. This has made a significant discovery about the way in which these numbers work and will facilitate access to hundreds of thousands of mariners records in the period 1845 to 1855.
Robert R. Le Maistre who compiled a complete index to the entries in the shipping registers of all Australian ports which are held at the National Archives of Australia (NAA). We used this as the basis of the index available on this site, having made corrections and added links to the images of the entries on the NAA site.
Mick O'Rourke with whom we collaborated to transcribe data from the Mercantile Navy List for 1860 and who set up the transcription database for that project.

Thanks to the following individuals for their contribution of advice, information, data and for their support for the project:

Gordon Read
Dr Robin Craig
Bob Sanders
Bryan Richards
Chris Watts
Mike Stammers

We thank the people named in the list below who have helped with CLIP by transcribing and checking data or by entering data from CLIP forms onto computer:

George AdamsDennis AllenBob Ballard
Sid BarnettDenis BedfordLyn Benton
Margaret BinghamRosemary BroadhurstSue Brookes
Cynthia BurnsideSheila BywaterErnie Cann
Mary CareyAnn ChapmanPat Chenier
Zelda CianchiDave ClevelandDave Cleverley
Mike ConstantineCelia CottonJohn Cowie
Lesley CoxMaxwell CrockettJohn Cuckow
J CullingAlan CurtisAnnette Daly
Eileen DaviesBrenda DohertyKathy Donaldson
Liz DriscollJohn DurhamJenny Dutton
Roy ElliottPam EvansWendy Furey
Myfanwy Gatethe late Peter GibbySheila Gilbert-Hill
Ian GilesBrian GodfreyJohn Gordon
Barbara GowerMargaret GreenRose Griffith
Lynn GrovesJanine HamersleyPeter Hamersley
Tony HarbordStuart HartJanette Hatton
Dafydd HayesAnne HerdmanVictoria Herman
J HobbsRobert HollowayRobert Holloway
Eric HopesCaptain W HumeJohn Hutton
Captain James MartinGill JensenBarbara Jones
David JonesDorothy Jonesthe late John Parry Jones
Annette JowettPaula KennedyPeter Kirk
Lynne LaniganKeith LawsonMargaret Leiper
Ron LeyDavid LindLiz Loveland
Una LoweDerek MacCulloughJanet Mackenzie
Ron MartinJohn MawsonMegan McCarty
Veronica McCullochKen MivalJackie Mockford
A MoffatBrenda MurrayDiane Murton
Helen MyttonNic NicholasCatherine Ord
George ParryLesley PhilipsRosemary Phillips
Frank PookRichard PotterKen Pryer
Kate RimmerMarjorie RipperDiane Robinson
John RobinsonEric RoseRuth Samuel
Pat SangsterGeorge ScalesF Sewruk
Margaret ShandHeather ShaveMike Silburn
Pat SimpsonPam SmithBill Snelling
Tracy SowdenNorman StewartPeter Still
Bill SwiftMichael TamanElaine Tarrant
John TimsOrla TunneyDave Upshon
Jane WardleGeorge WestwoodLiz Whelan
Charmaine WhiteAndy WhitehouseLiz Whittaker
Rod WilliamsDouglas WilliamsonMr & Mrs Wills
John WindleJane WoodallN Woodcock
Chris WoodsJohn WoodsKay Young

Thanks to the Manx Heritage Foundation who made funds available to support the transcription of the records for the Isle of Man ports.

We have received considerable help and advice from many archivists and volunteers working in archives. Thank you.

Staff of Anglesey Archives, Llangefni for their help through the years and especially for their assistance with the Port Rotation Numbers project.

Linda Bankier and colleagues at Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Staff of Cambridgeshire Archives, Cambridge

Staff of Carmarthenshire Archives, Carmarthen

Staff of the Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone

Staff of Cheshire Archives and Local Studies, Chester

Staff of Devon Archives and Local Studies, Exeter

Staff of East Kent Archives Centre, Dover

Staff of North East Wales Archives (NEWA), Hawarden

Staff and volunteers at Glamorgan Archives, Cardiff

Staff of Gloucestershire Archives, Gloucester

Staff of Gwent Archives, Ebbw Vale

Staff of Gwynedd Archives Service, Caernarfon

Elaine Roberts and Gethin Jones of Gwynedd Archives Service, Dolgellau

Staff of Lancashire Archives, Preston, particularly Jacquie Crosby and Keri Nicholson, the Federation of Family History Societies which provided funding for their project; the Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society who were project partners and the following volunteers who did the work: Nigel Barker, Jennifer Benson, Stephen Benson, Sue Bromley, David Caunce, Seonaid Elliott, Liz Hedley, SH, Anne Leyland, Hazel Mackenzie, Peter Newsham, Kathryn Salt, Neil Salt, Sue Seabridge, Mike Smith, Grace Tabern, Clive Wristbridge

Kay Parrott and colleagues at Liverpool Archives, Liverpool

Staff of Manchester Central Library, Manchester

Roger Sims and colleagues at Manx National Heritage Library, Douglas

Staff of Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool

Staff of National Archives of Ireland, Dublin 8

John Wilson, Archivist, and Brenda Coulson and Clive Asher, volunteers, at North East Lincolnshire Archives, Grimsby

Gwyneth Davies and Jason Evans of the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth and the NLW volunteers: Alistair Ab Emlyn, Flossie Kingsbury, Eluned Evans, Sarah Foulds, Ruth Gooding, David Greetham, Noha Haroun, Alison Little, Aoife Mahon, Lucy Smith, Fiona Stewart, Virginia West, Karen Westendorf, Trudy Worthing, Stuart Yates, Lynne Blanchfield, Lilian Evans, Myfanwy Gate, Michael Harris, Rhian Mair Jones, Helen Parr, Keziah Garratt-Smithson, Nan Lloyd Williams, Rosemary Thomas, Gwenno Watkin.

We are also glad to thank the National Library of Wales for their kind assistance with the Port Rotation Numbers project

Diana Gregg and her colleagues at Portsmouth History Centre, Portsmouth

Staff of Somerset Archives and Local Studies, Taunton

Staff of Southampton Archives, Southampton

Staff of West Sussex Record Office, Chichester