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Emigration Out of the British Isles: Pushing and Pulling

Event Type: Programs
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 5/17/2018
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Description:
 Emigration is the process of leaving one’s country of residence to live elsewhere. There is a push/pull effect – reasons why someone would feel the need to leave their homeland and reasons that would attract emigrants to a particular new home. Immigration to America started as early as 1608 with 100-200 people a year, and by 1900 reached a flood of one million immigrants per year from countries around the world.
In this Larimer County Genealogical Society Program, Carol Darrow, CG, will describe the various forces that pushed people out of their comfort zone of home to sail off to a new uncharted country, and the pulling force that drew people to the American continent.
Library: Council Tree Library
Location: Community Room (C)
Contact: Erin Kirchoefer
Contact Number: 221-6740
Presenter: Carol Darrow