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Duration 41:50

Emigration records

Roger Kershaw explains the reasons behind the emigration of some 16 million people since the 17th century.  It discusses the most popular destinations for emigrants as well as sources, such as outgoing passenger lists, passport records, and a host of emigration schemes supported and fostered by the Government.

He also discusses the various child migration schemes that have been responsible in migrating some 150,000 children from the UK between 1618 and 1967. Particular reference is made to the growing number of online sources relevant to this subject.