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Chris D
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    Hi Sam,

    It was interesting to learn about the Naval Records Society.

    I have transcriptions of three of my 3x great grandfather’s journals. There were five in total; the first we have not yet found and the fifth is in French and is mostly religious tracts. There are no images. The journals cover his escape and capture from the Russians and Danes; being press-ganged and after three years, escaping from HMS Calliope in Holland; captaining brigs taking Irish emigres to Newfoundland; bringing sugar from the Caribbean and being chased by pirates and his trading in the Baltic, White, Mediterranean and Black Seas. He does not mention anyone by name so I am working out who he dealt with and this has already led to some interesting connections.

    I want to publish the journals and also intend to write about my other 19th century great grandfathers who captained clippers and had small shipping companies.
    Joining the Society should help me decide how best to do this.