British Migrant Family Histories

26 August 2020 | By MrGlen | Filed in: On-line Event.

Date(s) - 26/08/2020
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm


Participants are invited to share stories of their progenitor relatives, from the United Kingdom,  who may have been involved in any of the following migration periods or events in Australian history:

  • Assisted Migration Scheme  (Ten Pound Poms from 1947)
  • Bring out a Briton (from 1957)
  • Any other assisted migration scheme – pre or post World War II

Format will be via an on-line Zoom session, with each participant invited to submit a 250 word abstract with two visuals (photos or slides) outlining the story.

Each selected participant (up to 5) will be given 10 minutes to relate their story using the following format:

  1. Progenitors UK background (location, work, family size)
  2. Reasons for migration
  3. Migration scheme (including sponsorship if applicable)
  4.  Site(s) of settlement in Australia

One comment on “British Migrant Family Histories

  1. MrGlen says:

    The session is hosted by Dr Matthew Glen, who is a keen amateur family history researcher whose parents and grandparents were part of the large British migrant intake into Australia during the post-WWII years. In retirement, Dr Glen has researched and compiled records from his Scottish ancestry dating back to the 17th century, and is in the process of writing a series of historical narratives of selected progenitors.

    Any participants who wish to be involved in presenting during this session, should directly contact Matthew by the 1st August, via email:

    Once participation has been confirmed, then a Zoom Link to the session will be provided for all making a presentation. Invitations will also be provided for those who simply wish to observe the session or ask for more information on this topic.

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