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SHANGHAILANDERS AND THE QUEST FOR HOME

After a summer of research at home and abroad, Andrew Hillier brings us news from the colonial Hillier clan – this time exploring the relationship between colonial families and their transnational homes. Where, after all, was “home” for colonial families? … Continue reading

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Colonial Emigration Conclusions: ‘We and They’

Every day last week, then, the Colonial Families Research Guide has explored the complex history of British emigration to the colonies of settlement within the British Empire. These posts have been added to the UK Emigration Guide, and can now … Continue reading

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Migration to the Colonies (Part V): South Africa

Today we conclude our series on colonial emigration with a look at South Africa: Dreams of sun and space in South Africa. In the years 1853-1920, 670,000 Britons emigrated to South Africa. If your ancestor was one of them, what … Continue reading

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Migration to the Colonies (Part IV): New Zealand

Our tour of British emigration to the settler empire today heads to New Zealand: Land of the long white cloud. From 1840-1966 the population of New Zealand increased from c.72,000 to 2.6 million. On average 50% of this increase came … Continue reading

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Migration to the Colonies (Part III): Canada

Part Three of our series on imperial emigration turns to Canada. You can view the original article in PDF form here: Hard work and long days in Canada or read its online version below. HARD WORK AND LONG DAYS: CROSSING … Continue reading

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Migration to the Colonies (Part II) – Aboriginal Australia

In the second post of this series on UK emigration, we take a pause to reflect upon Aboriginal family history – and the impact of European colonisation of the Australian continent. “All people with the same skin grouping as my … Continue reading

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Migration to the Colonies (Part I) – Australia

As part of the Colonial Families Research Guide, this week we will be publishing the series of articles I wrote for Family Tree Magazine on UK emigration to imperial destinations. Designed to help you in your family tree search, they … Continue reading

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