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 assitance of archives, 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 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.
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
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 or 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 ConstantineJohn CowieLesley Cox
John CuckowJ CullingAlan Curtis
Annette DalyEileen DaviesBrenda Doherty
Kathy DonaldsonLiz DriscollJohn Durham
Jenny DuttonRoy ElliottPam Evans
Wendy Fureythe late Peter GibbySheila Gilbert-Hill
Ian GilesBrian GodfreyJohn Gordon
Barbara GowerMargaret GreenRose Griffith
Lynn GrovesTony HarbordStuart Hart
Janette HattonDafydd HayesAnne Herdman
Victoria HermanJ HobbsEric Hopes
Captain W HumeJohn HuttonCaptain James Martin
Gill JensenBarbara JonesDavid Jones
Dorothy Jonesthe late John Parry JonesAnnette Jowett
Paula KennedyPeter KirkLynne Lanigan
Keith LawsonMargaret LeiperRon Ley
David LindLiz LovelandUna Lowe
Derek MacCulloughJanet MackenzieRon Martin
John MawsonMegan McCartyVeronica McCulloch
Ken MivalJackie MockfordA Moffat
Brenda MurrayDiane MurtonHelen Mytton
Nic NicholasCatherine OrdGeorge Parry
Lesley PhilipsRosemary PhillipsRichard Potter
Ken PryerKate RimmerMarjorie Ripper
Diane RobinsonJohn RobinsonEric Rose
Ruth SamuelPat SangsterGeorge Scales
F SewrukMargaret ShandHeather Shave
Mike SilburnPat SimpsonPam Smith
Bill SnellingTracy SowdenNorman Stewart
Peter StillMichael 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 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 record offices. Thank you to all.

Staff of Anglesey Archives, Llangefni

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

Staff of Cambridgeshire Record Office, Cambridge

Staff of Carmarthenshire Archive Service, Carmarthen

Staff of the Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone

Staff of Cheshire Record Office, Chester

Staff of Devon Record Office, Exeter

Staff of East Kent Archives Centre, Dover

Staff of Flintshire Record Office, Hawarden

Staff and volunteers at Glamorgan Archives, Cardiff

Staff of Gloucestershire Record Office, Gloucester

Staff of Gwent Record Office, Cwmbran

Staff of Gwynedd Archives Service, Caernarfon

Elaine Roberts and Gethin Jones of Gwynedd Archives Service, Dolgellau

Staff of Lancashire County Record Office, 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 City Record Office, 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.

Diana Gregg and her colleagues at Portsmouth City Records Office, Portsmouth

Staff of Somerset Archive and Record Service, Taunton

Staff of Southampton Archives Service, Southampton

Staff of West Sussex Record Office, Chichester