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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 what I have learnt comes from local history handed down in the family and by visiting farming museums in Somerset (particularly this one in Glastonbury). 18th ...


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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 and about the same in the 1990s. Many young men from Pong Woo went overseas in the 19th Century. Some from Young and Soo clans were in Otago. One-third of the ...


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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 EllisIsland.org & 659 & 660 at ancestry.com There are at least 7 sets of pages noting that the passage was paid by the Italian government (at ancestry: ...


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Not a specific answer to your trip question but this may assist. You could try contacting the Huguenot Society to see if they have anything on the arrival of your Jacques's in the UK. Their records may be able to help formulate a plan for your research trip.


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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's walking abilities. A journal of a Nantwich shoe-maker(?) shows that one day he walked from Nantwich to Chester to hear a court case (nearly 20 miles) and back ...


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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, Basilicata, Italy and Port Chester, New York, United States of America. The section Italian Government Outlook toward Emigration starts on page 124. The author ...


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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 South Devon; many entries had information on the dates the lines were established and the terminus of the lines. Then I wondered if I could find maps for the ...


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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 Hoste. My ancestors are from Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, not far from Middelburg.


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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. The people were mostly Poon Yu. Unfortunately this was done in Chinese & I was just a little kid in the 70s when I saw this. Developer Bob Rennie had some ...


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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 Death Certificates would assist with invaluable information that may answer alot of questions. On Ancestry.com I would check for manifest of ships that sailed ...


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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 Derriman) lived there. It may be particularly relevant that her younger sister Rachel had two illegitimate children, in 1800 and 1801, christened at Broadwey so ...


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