I saw this on MyHeritage recently – Journey to the Past with Free Immigration & Travel Records!: https://blog.myheritage.com/2021/06/journey-to-the-past-with-free-immigration-travel-records/. Slightly longer article. Free access runs from June 24 – June 28, 2021.
by Esther June 24, 2021 Historical Records
With the summer in full swing, now is a great time to learn about the paths your ancestors traveled. MyHeritage is offering free access to all immigration and travel records from June 24–28, 2021. By learning about their journeys, you’ll get to know your ancestors in a more meaningful way.
Humans have migrated throughout history, but until the last century or two, traveling was dangerous and costly, only undertaken out of absolute necessity — to escape war, famine, or other unrest, or to earn a living. In the 19th century, as new technology made traveling faster and safer, the upper classes began to travel for leisure, and people who would otherwise have spent their whole lives in the same village where their grandparents were born were starting to leave to pursue better fortunes. Many of us are descended from these brave adventurers.