Emigrants and Expats: A Guide to Sources on UK Emigration and Residents Overseas

Emigrants and Expats: A Guide to Sources on UK Emigration and Residents Overseas

by Roger Kershaw

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Overview

Since the seventeenth century it is estimated that over seventeen million people have emigrated from the British Isles. Sometimes the decision was voluntary-to seek political or religious freedom, the need to escape war or poverty, or simply a desire for a better life. Emigration was enforced in the transportation of convicts.

This guide describes the major waves of emigration and government approved schemes, as well as explaining clearly reasons for such movements and how patterns have changed over time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781903365328
Publisher: National Archives (PRO), The
Publication date: 06/24/1905
Series: Readers' Guides
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.52(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Roger Kershaw is Manager of the Modern Records Information Service at The National Archives. He is the co-author of Immigrants and Aliens: a guide to sources on UK immigration and citizenship.

Table of Contents

Contents:
· Passenger Lists and Passports
· Emigration to the Colonies and Dominions
· Child Emigration Schemes
· Prisoners Transported Overseas
· Life-Cycle Records of the British Overseas
· The British Overseas in Wartime
· Bibliography; Index

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