Immigrants And Aliens: A Guide to Sources on UK Immigration and Citizenship

By: Roger Kershaw and Mark Pearsall

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Book Details: 144 pages; 7 1/4" x 9 1/2", paper, The National Archives [United Kingdom]


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Over the centuries there have been many waves of immigrants (or aliens as they are often described in official documentation) arriving in Britain. From medieval times Jews, Huguenots and many religious minorities escaping from persecution have made their home in this country. In more recent times many people from former British colonies have come to Britain for economic reasons. The National Archives holds a wealth of records relating to immigration to these shores: lists of arrivals, naturalisation papers, records of religious dissenters and spies are among the key sources for those tracing individuals or communities who came to the UK from overseas. The guide also provides information on Moving Here, a major new website relating to the experience of Irish, Caribbean, Jewish and South Asian immigrants over the past two centuries.

Title: Immigrants And Aliens: A Guide to Sources on UK Immigration and Citizenship

Author: Roger Kershaw and Mark Pearsall

Categories: Great Britain,

Edition: 2

Publisher: The National Archives [United Kingdom]:

ISBN Number: 1903365627

ISBN Number 13: 9781903365625

Binding: Paperback

Book Details: 144 pages; 7 1/4" x 9 1/2", paper, The National Archives [United Kingdom]

Seller ID: 365625

Description: Over the centuries there have been many waves of immigrants (or aliens as they are often described in official documentation) arriving in Britain. From medieval times Jews, Huguenots and many religious minorities escaping from persecution have made their home in this country. In more recent times many people from former British colonies have come to Britain for economic reasons.

The National Archives holds a wealth of records relating to immigration to these shores: lists of arrivals, naturalisation papers, records of religious dissenters and spies are among the key sources for those tracing individuals or communities who came to the UK from overseas. The guide also provides information on Moving Here, a major new website relating to the experience of Irish, Caribbean, Jewish and South Asian immigrants over the past two centuries.

About Author
Roger Kershaw is Manager of the Modern Records Information Service at The National Archives. He is the co-author of Immigrants and Aliens: a guide to sources on UK immigration and citizenship.

Mark Pearsall joined The National Archives in the 1980’s, and has many years’ experience of advising on its holdings, including immigration records. Currently he works in Reader Information Services Department. He is a contributor to Ancestors, The National Archives’ family history magazine. In 2002, Roger published Emigrants and Expats.

Table of Contents
· The Legislative Framework
· Post-Second World War Immigration and British Citizenship
· Aliens, Spies, Refugees, Internees and Deportees in the Twentieth Century
· Certificates of Arrival and Passenger Lists
· Naturalization and Denization
· Tracing Immigrant Communities
· Huguenots and Other Refugee Groups
· Immigration and Aliens Before 1800
144 pages; 7 1/4" x 9 1/2", paper, The National Archives [United Kingdom]