European Ancestors – Migration Series (2) Reasons for Migration

European Migration Series
© Julie Goucher, August 2022

This post is part of a series about European Migration. You can read the complete series HERE.

Regardless of the timeframe for the migration, the basic reasons haven’t really changed very much.

  • Fleeing Persecution
  • Escaping wars, of varying scale
  • Creating a better life
  • Enforced Migration
  • Migration Schemes
  • Work opportunities
  • Prisoners of War & Internment
  • Following Military Service
  • Refugees

Over the next few posts, I am going to take each of the points above and give some examples, some of which might overlap other points listed above. Furthermore, some of the examples might develop into a more specific posts as the Migration Series progresses.

Think of migration as an umbrella 🌂 , and once opened ☂ each spoke becoming one of the points above, some of which will develop into mini umbrellas. Migration is so much more than passenger lists.

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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