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From: "Caroline Gaden" <>
Subject: [YKS] Migration
Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2002 11:37:51 +1100
Did you or your parents or grandparents migrate to live in your country.
Many folk have ancestors who did make an enormous decision to leave their
country of origin and try their luck thousands of miles away. Why? Were they
convicts who had no choice? Were they 'war-brides'? Did they go alone or
with the rest of their family? What did they feel when they left? What did
they miss about their old country? What excited them about the new country?
If you get the chance to talk to the migrant in your family, ask them and
write it down as part of your family story. My other half has lots of people
in his branches who moved from England and Scotland to Newfoundland, then to
Australia, from Schleswig Holstein to Australia or from St Helena Island to
Australia. On my side I am the migrant.... 31 years ago this week which is
what has brought the decision making to the forefront to my mind.....
everyone will have different reasons for the move depending on their age and
marital status and family circumstances at the time....but whatever your
situation it is not a decision you take lightly!!!!! Your decision affects
you, and your family, for the rest of your life. It is an important part of
your family story
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