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Questions tagged [migration]

For questions about the process and records associated with movement of people (whether individuals, families or populations) from one location to another, usually on a permanent basis, especially within a country

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What coal mining towns in Austria were in common migration paths for Slovenians?

I have a marriage in Austria on January 10, 1898 between Jožefina Gregorčič most likely born in Veliki Cernik, Slovenia on February 24, 1874 and coal miner Alois Kovač born in Austria on June 30, 1872....
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Finding descendants and potential relatives of immigrant to USA from Spain through Cuba? [duplicate]

I am trying to find an almost certainly dead relative that emigrated from Spain to Cuba before finally moving to USA. I have in my hands the complete name with Spanish conventions (name + 2 surnames) ...
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Explaining migration around 1800 between Somerset, Devon and Dorset?

My 3rd great grandmother Priscilla Chichester was born illegitimate on 22 Sep 1796 and christened on 16 Oct 1796 at Branscombe, Devon: Priscilla Chichester, d. of Martha Noak [illeg.] (d. of Israel ...
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Finding period travel information — or How far away is too far?

This is related to the question Why would a family baptise at a parish but not marry or bury there?. If you've exhausted all the records available to you for a parish, and you want to widen your ...
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Italian Government-Paid Passage

Why would the Italian government pay for passage of Italians to the US? What were the contours of this policy and does it reveal meaningful information about the recipients? In the manifest for a ...
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Huguenot lineage from Flanders creates a brick wall

I have been researching the family history of my wife and I, and whilst researching my wife’s family history, it appears that her mother was descended from Huguenots. My wife's mother's maiden name ...
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Conducting research on Chinese village named P'an Yu, Guangdong Province?

According to audio recordings of my grandfather, he was from a village called Pung Wu, that he said was as large as the city of Vancouver and filled with many shops. I think that he means P'an Yu (...
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Where do I look for a woman who vanished for 17 years?

Cornelia Wilkins (nee MEDWELL) (1877-1952) gave birth to her second child in Northamptonshire (UK) in the first quarter of 1908. She does not appear in the 1911 Census. Her husband is recorded in the ...
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Tracking family names and migration patterns using GIS?

I posted a question, Using web mapping and geocoding to track genealogical data, over at Geographic Information Systems SE awhile ago, so I was quite excited when I saw the proposal for this site. I ...
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Migration route from New Hampshire to Ohio ca1810-1816?

My ancestor, William Preston, resided Rumney, Grafton County, New Hampshire in 1808. By about 1816, he had removed to and settled at Fort Winchester in the area of now Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio. ...