By Colin Pooley, Jean Turnbull
Poplulation migration is without doubt one of the demographic and social techniques that have dependent the British economic system and society over the past 250 years. It impacts contributors, households, groups, locations, financial and social buildings and governments. This booklet examines the development and means of migration in Britain over the past 3 centuries. utilizing overdue Nineteen Nineties study and knowledge, the authors have make clear migrations styles together with inner migration and flow in a foreign country, its impression on social and fiscal swap, and highlights variations via gender, age, kinfolk, place, socio-economic prestige and different variables.
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Quarter Sessions Examinations under the Laws of Settlement can also provide quite detailed information on the life history and previous mobility of individuals, as the court attempted to establish the Parish of Settlement of vagrants and other individuals brought before the Justices (Whyte and Whyte, 1986; Taylor, 1989). ); that information was only recorded at points in which individuals came into contact with the administrative system established at the time; and that the only details of mobility recorded were those deemed at the time to be relevant to the case in hand.
It should be stressed that family historians and genealogists do not have access to any special types of source. For the most part they use the same range of sources as all historians, and they encounter all the problems outlined above. This project is thus not using any new sources, but it is utilizing a large labour force who have certain advantages with respect to the range of sources they use and the way they tackle historical research. The importance of information collected by family historians and genealogists for broader historical research is now being recognized by the academic community (Gold, 1994).
Methods of data collection were first used in a pilot project which collected data only from the Lancashire and Cumbria Family History Societies during 1992. During this phase of research the methods of data collection were refined and improved before collecting information nationwide during 1994 and 1995. Although there were some changes in the data collection form between the pilot project and the main survey, the information collected is essentially compatible and for most analyses presented in this volume data from the pilot and main surveys are combined.