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FHF Really Useful Family History Show (Virtual Event)

Saturday 14 November 2020

Sue Gibbons (AGFHS member and retired Librarian of the Society of Genealogists) will be giving a talk on 'Tracing immigrant ancestors up to World War II' as part of this virtual event. 

This talk covers: Reasons for emigration, who was the immigrant ancestor & how their name may have appeared in the home country. Establishing the date of an event which took place before emigration. Identifying the place and country of origin which may not be the same as today. Legislation affecting immigrants and finding the resulting records of individuals. War Office records, prisoners of war and changes of name. Newspapers, trade journals and directories. Emigration records. Breaking down the brick wall of finding the place of origin. Websites and translating foreign records

 For more details about the event and how to purchase tickets: Click here.