Category Archives: Europeans beyond Europe

European Ancestors – Migration Series (4) – Terminology

This post is part of a series about European Migration. You can read the complete series HERE. Migration has lots of terms that are often interchangeable, even though some of them are not aimed at the particular migration group. Emigration … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Migration Series (3) – Migration Tips

This post is part of a series about European Migration. You can read the complete series HERE. Todays post is about Migration Tips: Be open minded, people were more migratory than we think. Whilst many migration journeys were forever, not … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Migration Series (2) Reasons for Migration

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 … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Migration Series (1) – Introduction

This post is part of a series about European Migration. You can read the complete series HERE. The story of migration, and understanding that story is of importance to genealogists and family historians.  In the understanding of that story, it … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Understanding France (37) Migration from France

This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE. The reality is, that migration of any kind, shares some commonality with other countries, both in terms of migrating from, migrating to, … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Understanding France (34) – Overseas Territories, Empire and Slavery

This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE. Building on from Part 20 where we looked at territories located outside of France; in this part I want to address the … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Understanding France (26) – Acadians

This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE. Acadian is the term given to French settlers, who migrated from primarily the Vendee region of France, and colonised the lands,  settling … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Understanding France (22) Religion and Mennonites

This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE. Mennonites are a Christian religious denomination that originated in the Netherlands and Switzerland from around 1523, forming in opposition to the Roman … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Understanding France (20) Territories outside of France

This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE. France, like many nations in Europe controlled lands outside of the country, such as: Martinique Reunion Island Wallis & Fortuna Guadeloupe – … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Europeans Beyond Europe – Jewish & German Migration to China

Part of the European Ancestors Series With the rise of the Nazi regime in Germany in the early 1930’s, it was becoming a period of concern for the Jewish population. There had always been Jews in other parts of the world, … Continue reading

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