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In Search of the Missing England

21 April 2012, 1-4pm, Lipman Building (room 031), Northumbria University

1:00pm Welcome from Professor Don MacRaild and John Stobbs

1:10pm Professor Don MacRaild, ‘Why do we not talk about an English Diaspora?’
A discussion of why English emigrants are not seen as the same as the Irish and Scots, and a specific look at problems of sources.

2:00pm Dr Brad Patterson ‘Knowing your English ancestors in New Zealand’
A discussion of English emigration patterns to NZ and an exploration of the sources NZ family historians use

2:50pm Refreshments

3:10pm John Stobbs, ‘Tracing your English ancestors’

3:40pm Q&A discussion with all speakers

4:00pm Close

Attendance at the event is free. If you wish to attend please register by 14 April, emailing

The event is hosted by Northumbria University and the Northumberland & Durham Family History Society.

Date posted: March 10, 2012