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Friday, 14 September 2012

Tracking Emigration

Emigration is the act of leaving one's home country. Immigration is the act of arriving in a new country. There are lots of databases with ship's lists or even immigration documents, but very few that track those leaving Scotland.
FindMyPast has a list of passengers leaving the UK
http://www.findmypast.co.uk/passengerListPersonSearchStart.action?redef=0

The University of Aberdeen has an emigration database http://www.abdn.ac.uk/emigration/

If you are having a hard time tracking when your ancestor left Scotland, give one of these emigration databases a try.

Good luck!

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