Pulling Up Stakes – Putting Down Roots
This year’s conference will include a number of presentations about migration routes and transportation methods. When our ancestors decided to “pull up stakes” and leave their homelands, they had to consider the land, sea (and later air) routes that were available to them.
Safety, cost, length of trip, comfort, seasonal changes and other practical considerations often
influenced their choice of destination and port of entry. Some were part of group migrations in which their travel was organized for them.
Many arrived to “put down roots” in their new homeland only after serious hardship, and some never did arrive at their intended destinations. These presentations will help you to find records for your immigrant ancestors, and to understand what their lives were like.
OGS Conference 2013 is being hosted by the Durham Region Branch.