Counties: Somerset and Essex
As usual, these short county presentations provide some general information about the county including the flag, its history and any flag or county day which is celebrated. Presenters are expected to include a relevant and useful selection of sources (not expected to be exhaustive) available for doing family history research in the county being presented.
Topic: The special focus for this meeting will be on the 2M's - Movement and Migration.
- the effects of the Cotton Famine resulting in emigration cotton weavers to Queensland and the scheme that supported this,
- the reduced conditions and opportunities for work for Cornish miners driving emigration, and
- the Ex-Service Free Passage Scheme which drew many ambitious English families to Australia.
This is an online session using the Zoom platform.
Convenors: Diana Pecar, Linda Radulovitch and Annesley Watson
Skill level: All
This session will be recorded for those who are unable to attend live.
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