One of the myths of family history is that "they didn't move far". For reasons of employment, family circumstances and national forces, at one time or another your ancestors will have upped sticks and moved.

Be it the decline of the wool industry in the Stroud Valleys leading to emigration or the building of the railways leading to more opportunities in Yorkshire and the North East, at some time you will need to research areas or countries that initially may not provide easy access.

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