Warbrides

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Once peace had been established the problem arose on how to transport the brides to their new homelands. The wait for transportation could be lengthy and frustrating, but eventually the British brides were reunited with their husbands.

This website offers an index to brides who left Britain and travelled to United States, New Zealand, Australia and Canada. New names are being added to the index regularly so if you don’t find “your” missing person first time round remember to keep going back.

http://www.warbrides.co.uk/

 

Ellis Island

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<script type=text/javascript src=http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show ads.js></script></div></p>I am sure that most of you have heard that the 1940 USA census has been released in the states. There has been great excitement as to which organisation is getting it indexed and online first.

Well this post isn’t about the census, but is relevant if you find someone who has emigrated to America. Many people who moved there were processed through the government department at Ellis Island and this website  has an amazing database with millions of names of those from all round the world who were looking for a better life in a new country.

There is an urban myth which says that many people has their names changed during the emigration process by officials at Ellis Island to make them easier to say and spell for the english speaking civil servants. I read recently, and can’t remember where, that there is no evidence that this happened. Oh well another myth bites the dust!!

http://www.ellisisland.org/

 

Free Access to Ancestry Immigration Records

Free Access to Ancestry Immigration RecordsFrom now until 5th September Ancestry is offering free access to all it’s immigration records. This includes passenger lists, immigration records & alien arrivals.

So if you aren’t a subscriber to Ancestry.com or only have a co.uk subs then this is the ideal time to see if any of your ancestors left home and head overseas.

 

www.ancestry.co.uk