Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

6/6/2008

Emigration Records-The National Archives

Tuesday 17 June, 14:00 – 15:00
This talk will explain the reasons behind the emigration of some 16 million people since the 17th century. It will discuss the most popular destinations for emigrants and sources such as outgoing passenger lists, passport records, and a host of emigration schemes supported and fostered by the Government. It will also feature the various child migration schemes that were responsible for migrating some 150,000 children from the UK between 1618 and 1967. Particular reference will be made to the growing number of online sources relevant to this subject.

Roger Kershaw joined The National Archives in 1986 and is now the Head of Records Knowledge for the Advice and Records Knowledge Department. He has published four books: Immigrants and Aliens – a guide to sources on UK immigration and citizenship; Emigrants and Expats – a guide to sources on UK emigration and residents overseas; Family History on the Move; and New Lives for Old – the story of Britain’s child migrants.

This is a free event. Tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis on the day and cannot be booked in advance.

source-The National Archives. London

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