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Exploring our family history can help us uncover amazing things about our family and ancestors – and these stories often feature migration.

Here is a helpful guide to help you begin to explore your family tree and the stories hidden within. How much do you know about your parents, grandparents or relatives? Do you have someone in your family who migrated somewhere?

We have created some questions for you to ask your relatives. You will also find a family tree outline to print off and fill in! You can even pin stories, drawings and photos to illustrate it. Fill in the names and draw the connecting lines – or draw your own tree. We have also highlighted some great online resources to help you dig even further.

In these times of social isolation, it is more important than ever to reach out to those you can’t see via phone or video chat. And being at home for an extended period of time is a great opportunity to find out more about your family and relatives. Tell us who you got in touch with and what type of technology you used to do it.

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England’s Immigrants 1330 – 1550

Various sets of introductory powerpoints produced for primary and secondary pupils by teachers as part of the teacher scholar programme hosted by University of York and the National Archives. These lessons introduce pupils to the results of the research project into medieval immigration using extensive government records from the time.