Series 1 - Family Information Sheets: Master Files

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Family Information Sheets: Master Files

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673 folders

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The Petworth Project was a genealogical research project begun in 1989 and funded by Father Edward Jackman and the Jackman Foundation. Its object was the Petworth Emigration Scheme, one of a number of assisted emigration schemes in southern England in the 1830's. The Petworth Emigration Committee, organized by the Rev. Thomas Sockett and sponsored by the Earl of Egremont, chartered ships and sent emigrants from England to Upper Canada between 1832 and 1837.

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Series consists of masters of the Family Information Sheets used to compile the list of "Emigrants on Petworth ships, 1832-1837", which comprises Part 2 of Assisting Immigration. These sheets were "intended as a snapshot of families at the time of emigration" and were used to compile an electronic database as well as the published list. The "masters" in this case actually consist of dated and initialled copies of all the sheets created for each name over time, and are chronologically organized within each name so that the progress of accumulation or duplication of information can be followed.

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Originally maintained in binders.
Files 1-673.

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