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Migration records : a guide for family historians /
Roger Kershaw.
imprint
Kew : National Archives, 2009.
description
160 p. : ill., facsimiles ; 25 cm.
ISBN
190561540X (Paper), 9781905615407 (Paper)
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imprint
Kew : National Archives, 2009.
isbn
190561540X (Paper)
9781905615407 (Paper)
catalogue key
7261850
 
Includes bibliographic references (p.156) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Roger Kershaw is Head of Records Knowledge at the National Archives, specializing in historical migration to and from the United Kingdom. He is the author of several books for the National Archives including a history of child migration (New Lives for Old, 2008, with Janet Sacks) and Family History on the Move (2006, with Mark Pearsall). He is a regular speaker at history and genealogy fairs and has presented papers to international conferences in the United States and Australia.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Over the past 400 years thousands of people have moved to settle in Britain, and thousands more left its shores for life overseas. This practical and accessible guide shows how to explore migration records.
Main Description
Over the past 400 years thousands of people have moved to settle in Britain, and thousands more left its shores for life overseas. This practical and accessible guide shows how to explore migration records - and ancestors featured in them - through the wealth of records at The National Archives and elsewhere. "Migration Records" charts new online releases, including a major immigration package of passenger lists, certificates of arrival and naturalization applications, and discusses how improved catalogue information has opened up passport applications for research. From refugees fleeing persecution to child migrants, naturalization and citizenship papers to transportation records, it is an invaluable guide to the story of migration that changed so many lives.
Main Description
Over the past 400 years thousands of people have moved to settle in Britain, and thousands more left its shores for life overseas. This practical and accessible guide shows how to explore migration records'”and ancestors feature in them'”through the wealth of records at the National Archives and elsewhere. Moving On charts new online releases, naturalization applications, and discusses how improved catalogue information has opened up passport applications for research. From refugees fleeing persecution to child migrants, naturalization and citizenship papers to transportation records, it is an invaluable guide to the story of migration that changed so many lives.
Main Description
Over the past 400 years thousands of people have moved to settle in Britain, and thousands more left its shores for life overseas. This practical and accessible guide shows how to explore migration records ”and ancestors feature in them ”through the wealth of records at the National Archives and elsewhere. Moving On charts new online releases, naturalization applications, and discusses how improved catalogue information has opened up passport applications for research. From refugees fleeing persecution to child migrants, naturalization and citizenship papers to transportation records, it is an invaluable guide to the story of migration that changed so many lives.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. 4
Using The National Archivesp. 7
Introductionp. 10
Arriving and Departingp. 12
Sources on Entry to the UK
Sources on Departure from the UK
Outgoing Passengers Recorded before 1890
Births, Marriages and Deaths
Passenger Lists Held Elsewhere
Passenger Lists Online
Case Study
Early Twentieth Century Migrationp. 31
General Sources
The Impact of Legislation
Records Relating to Aliens
Internees in the First World War
Refugees from Belgium, 1914-19
Jewish Refugees from Europe
The Czechoslovak Refugee Trust
Internment in the Second World War
Prisoners of War
Operation 'Post Reports'
Deportees
Case Studies
Migration After the Second World Warp. 54
Polish Resettlement after the Second World War
Hungarian Refugees, 1957
The British Nationality Act, 1948
Lists of Migrants from the Colonies
Establishing Roots
The Commonwealth Immigrants Act, 1962
Expulsions from Uganda and Kenya
Four Centuries of Refugeesp. 65
The Reformation and Religous Refugees
The Huguenots
French Emigres, 1798-1815
Nineteenth-Century Refugees
Movements Before 1800p. 71
Alien Merchants and Immigrants in the Medieval Period
Taxation and Customs Records
Denization, Naturalization and Citizenship
The Jewish Community
The Black Community
German Immigrants
Naturalization and Citizenship After 1800p. 81
Sources for Citizenship Policy Records
Name Indexes to Citizenship Records
Grants Overseas
Individual Denization and Naturalization Records
Tracing Memorial Records
Tracing Acts of Parliament and Letters Patent
Tracing Citizenship Certificate Records, 1844-1987
Other Citizenship Records
Case Study
Beyond the Seasp. 99
General Sources
Migration to North America and the West Indies
Migration to Australia and New Zealand
Migration to South Africa
Migration to India
Migration to the Middle East
Enforced Migrationp. 122
Transportation to America and the West Indies, 1615-1776
Transportation to Australia, 1787-1868
Child Migration Schemes
Case Study
Movements within Britainp. 141
Census Returns
Poor Law Records
Soldiers' Documents
Canal and Railway Companies
Seamen's Records
Privy Council and Home Office Papers
Research Techniquesp. 148
Passenger Lists
Records of Naturalization
Internment
p. 152
p. 154
Further Reading and Websitesp. 156
Indexp. 157
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