There and back again: researching return migrant ancestors


While hundreds of thousands of people were leaving the UK for the New World in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, many thousands were returning. We’ll consider why people returned, how many returned and what impact they might have had on the UK. Strategies will be reviewed for location in the records of the country of migration and identification in UK records. An example focusing on Scottish return migrants from America will be discussed.

Sponsored by:

Society of Genealogists

Case Study Migration Scotland