Many thanks to Bryan Horton who gave an excellent presentation on Migration and particularly with regards to the Kidderminster Carpet Weavers. Bryan’s attention to detail and data was a joy to see, and we all learnt much from his presentation. Bryan collected data from British Census records to track the movements of the Hand-Loom Carpet Weavers of Kidderminster, who lost their employment due to the advent of Power Looms. He tracked them to various other towns in Britain, also to Europe, Australia and USA. His use of data has encouraged other members to use this approach to track the migration of their ancestors.
Thank you Bryan!