The National Archives immigration records of thousands of 19th century migrants are available to search and download online.
Seven thousand people applied for British citizenship under the 1844 Naturalization Act. This 2013 release of documents from the National Archives includes, among others, their records covering the period 1801 to 1871.
The records include testimonials made to the Home Office. These can include details of the applicant’s age, occupation, length of residence and address.
People came from all over the world, including many from Europe. The Industrial Revolution and expanding British Empire offered many job opportunities to migrant workers hoping to find work in Britain.
Many were driven from their own countries by political unrest. They settled in British cities and created their own communities.
You can search the National Archives using an individual name or the country of origin.
Wield MI Correction
As with all data that gets indexed or transcribed there is always the possibility that information can be misread due to bad handwriting or general aging. Whilst preparing information for the forthcoming village booklet on Wield I have found a prime example of this.
Our Amazing Volunteers
A big, big thank you to the Bookstall volunteers who made Family Tree Live such a success. We were kept very busy for both days of the event helping people in the search of their Hampshire ancestors. And of course welcoming our many new members. L-R Angela Winteridge, Margaret Bowman, Chris Pavey, Fiona Ranger, Geoff […]
We’re at Family Tree Live – are you?
Come and see us Friday 25th and Saturday 26th April at Family Tree Live at the Alexandra Palace, London. We are on Stands 37-38a where we will have a wide selection of HGS Publications, Maps, Genealogy Source Guides as well as Local History books and information for the whole of Hampshire.
New Winchester Group
UPDATE ON THE NEW WINCHESTER GROUP!!! The inaugural meeting of the new Winchester Group will take place at Littleton Memorial Hall on Thursday 16th May 2019. Door open at 7.15 for 7.30 start. And it’s a packed agenda for the first meeting!!! * Members of the Executive Committee will give an update on the […]
Empshott village booklet now available
Empshott, (VB102) is a small, sparsely populated parish 6 miles north of Petersfield and 2 miles south-east of Selborne with the B3006 running through the parish from Greatham north-west to Selborne.