A guide for family historians
Date of publication: February 2009
Publisher: The National Archives
A fully revised and up to the minute guide to four centuries of movement to, within and beyond Britain's shores.
...the guide provides a sound understanding of the material available and quickly becomes an indispensable tool. Who do you think you are magazine
Over the past 400 years thousands of people have moved to settle in Britain, and thousands more have 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.
Roger Kershaw is Head of Records Knowledge at The National Archives. He is the author of 4 books on immigration and emigration records, including New Lives for Old - The story of Britain's child migrants ( with Janet Sacks, The National Archives, 2007).