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Explaining migration around 1800 between Somerset, Devon and Dorset?

I grew up in that part of the world and can trace a remarkably similar migration pattern between Somerset and Dorset in my ancestors - particularly Gillingham, Wiveliscombe and Old Cleeve. Much of ...
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Italian Government-Paid Passage

With the first page of the passenger list, we can now determine that this was the S.S. Europa, arriving in New York NY in Feb 1920. The particular pages shown above are numbered 0658 & 0659 at ...
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Conducting research on Chinese village named P'an Yu, Guangdong Province?

There is (or was) a village named Pong Woo in the old Upper Poon Yue (Panyu) County. In those days it was about 15 miles northwards from the city of Canton. It's population was about 20,000 in 1909 ...
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Finding period travel information -- or How far away is too far?

Carl Rogerson put together a series of "Stage-Coach Timetables in 1830's Cheshire". The warning here is that most people could not afford stage-coach travel. In fact, I think we underestimate people'...
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Italian Government-Paid Passage

For a discussion of Italy's attitudes about emigration and how they changed over time, see Tina Bochicchio Woetzel's Italian Emigrants, Italian Immigrants: The Labella Family of Avigliano, Potenza, ...
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Conducting research on Chinese village named P'an Yu, Guangdong Province?

Try the society organization of your clan e.g. In Vancouver there is the Yue Shan Society at 37 West Pender Street. They use to take $1 and record family members info on birth , death ,marriage etc. ...
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Finding period travel information -- or How far away is too far?

While browsing John Marius Wilson's 1872 The Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, which is available as a searchable database on Ancestry.com, I saw several references to the branch railways in ...
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Italian grand grand Father Italy to Venezuela manifest passenger list

I would first check immigration records. They would contain valuable information on your GGrandfather. I would search ship manifest also but you would need dates of sailing or ship name to do so. Also ...
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Explaining migration around 1800 between Somerset, Devon and Dorset?

I can partially answer my own question. The reason for Martha and Robert being at Broadwey appears to be that three of Martha's siblings (John, Rachel and Ann), and later her mother (Martha nee ...
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Huguenot lineage from Flanders creates a brick wall

I've done research on Jacques Hoste from Middelburg, see https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hoste-114. Didn't find much about his father. I'm interested in him since I was born in Middelburg and my name is ...
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