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Lucille Campey

Lucille Campey was born in Ottawa, Canada and moved to England following her marriage to Geoff.  Having trained as a scientist, she later entered the world of politics when she became an adviser to a cabinet minister during the John Major years. An ongoing love of history led her into another world around twenty years ago. After studying Scottish emigration to Canada for a number of years, Lucille acquired a Ph D on the subject from the University of Aberdeen.

Having written eight books on Scottish emigration to Canada (see Lucille went on to write the three books on English emigration to Canada described in this web-site. She has recently completed her first of three books on Irish emigration to Canada (see

In 2016 she was awarded the prestigious Prix du Quebec by the Quebec government in recognition of her ongoing contribution to Canadian immigration studies.

Lucille and Geoff Campey live near Salisbury in England.




Geoff  Campey

Geoff Campey was born in Chester, England. He graduated in mathematics and worked for many years as a manager in the chemical industry. He acquired his computer skills in 1960 working on one of the early scientific computers and has worked with computers ever since. Geoff does some of the research; produces the maps and tables used in Lucille's books and takes some of the photographs used as illustrations. He designed this web site.