Family History on the Move: Where Your Ancestors Went and Why

Family History on the Move: Where Your Ancestors Went and Why

by Mark Pearsall, Roger Kershaw




Family history can be relatively straightforward as long as one's ancestors stayed in the same area. But few families are as static as this, and with mass migration and empire building during the 19th and 20th centuries, most family trees will eventually get to those elusive men and nd women whose lives took often radical departures/ Some settled in new countries or regions of the British Isles, while others arrived in Britain for the first time. This book describes how people have moved into, within and out of Britain from the 16th century to the present day, and it shows readers which records to consult to track down their mobile ancestors. As ever in this popular series, the chapters are interwoven with practical features on issues that could drop up during research and case studies to illustrate the sources.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781903365922
Publisher: A&C Black Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date: 07/31/2006
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 4.96(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Roger Kershaw is Head of Operations (Reader Information Services) and Mark Pearsall is Family History Specialist at The NationalArchives. They wrote the successful Immigrants and Aliens: A guide to sources on Uk immigrantion and citiznship together (2004, 2nd edition). Roger also published Emigrants and Expats: A guide to sources on UK emigration and residents overseas in 2002, and bothRoger and Mark are regular contributors to Ancestor's magazine.

Table of Contents

-Records of arrival -Settling in the community -Aliens in wartime -Refugee communities -Becoming British -Moving around Britain -Records of departure -Crossing the pond -Down under -Further afield -Child migration -A matter of life and death Further reading, useful addresses and websites, index

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