Child emigration to Canada
Find out about the British child emigration schemes from 1618 to 1967 examining the reasons and the records behind the schemes to Canada, Australia, South Africa and beyond.
Author: Roger Kershaw Duration: 38:26
This talk explains the reasons behind the emigration of some 16 million people since the 17th century. It discusses the most popular destinations for emigrants as well as sources, such as outgoing passenger lists, passport records, and a host of emigration schemes supported and fostered by the Government. It also features the various child migration schemes that have been responsible in migrating some 150,000 children from the UK between 1618 and 1967. Particular reference is made to the growing number of online sources relevant to this subject.
Author: Roger Kershaw Duration: 41:50
Merchant Navy operational records
Examines the wealth of records which deal with the tragedy, terror, heroism and honour of the Merchant Navy in both World Wars.
Author: Janet Dempsey Duration: 25:52
Merchant Navy service records
Was your ancestor one of the hundreds of thousands of men who served in the Merchant Navy, keeping Britain fed and watered? This talk looks at the Merchant Navy records held at The National Archives and how to use them.
Author: Janet Dempsey Duration: 33:17
Modern sources for immigration - part 1
An in-depth look at key immigration sources at the National Archives from inwards passenger lists and certificates of arrival to alien registration cards, records of internment, and citizenship papers.
Author: Roger Kershaw Duration: 40:17
The second part of Roger Kershaw's talk looks at key immigration sources at the National Archives such as inwards passenger lists, certificates of arrival and alien registration cards.
Royal Navy service records
Covers the main sources for officers and ratings service records in this introductory talk about Royal Navy service records from the late 18th century to the early 20th century.
Author: Mark Pearsall Duration: 45:02
Tracing Births and Deaths at Sea
Ships carrying our ancestors to faraway places often arrived with more, or less, passengers than they they set out with. This talk examines the vast range of records, both at The National Archives and elsewhere, that help us to trace such events.
Author: Dr. Christopher Watts Duration: 51:35
Tracing World War One ancestors
Explains the key records for tracing your World War One ancestors, including records of women who were nurses or in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps.
Author: William Spencer Duration: 35:37
Using passenger lists
Describes the benefits of using both arrival and departure records when searching for details of our migrant ancestors, as well as demonstrating how the shortcomings of content, indexing and accessibility can be minimised.
Author: Chris Watts Duration: 45:21