Category Archives: European Ancestors

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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Pharos Course Dates for 2023

I have yet to update the relevant sections of this site, but I have agreed the following dates for the various courses that I teach: Introduction to One-Name Studies (901) Details can be found HERE 24 January and 4 July … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Understanding France – Index to the Series

This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE. If you are wondering what the various posts were about, wonder no more, this is the index! Census Paris Births Baptisms Deaths … Continue reading

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Orlando Military Personnel in France

As I was writing the post about military records in France for my Understanding France Series, I did a number of searches and was surprised by the results, and thought it worth sharing. The first search I did was for … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Understanding France (40) Military

This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE. Memoire des Hommes – Military Enlistments of the old Regime of France 1682-1793 is a significant depository of records in browse mode … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Understanding France (39) Surname Distribution

This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE. One of the things that is useful, is to see a visual display of where a surname appears across a country. In … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Understanding France (38) Romani Research

This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE. Romani’s are an ethnic group originating from northern India. The number of Romani’s in France could be anywhere between 20,000 and 400,000, … Continue reading

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