Tracing Immigrants Origin SocietiesEdit This Page
From FamilySearch Wiki
Genealogical and historical societies can help you find an ancestor's place of origin. They are usually helpful if a request takes into account the staff's (usually volunteers) limited services, budget, and time. Through a society, you can find living relatives, others researching the same family, and records or indexes revealing your ancestor's place of origin.
Some societies, such as the Institut für pfälzische Geschichte und Volkskunde maintain files of emigrants from the area the society is interested in. Important directories of societies include—
- Johnson, Keith A., and Malcolm R. Sainty, eds. Genealogical Research Directory...and Guide to Genealogical Societies.
- Thode, Ernest. Address Book for Germanic Genealogy. 4th ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991. (FHL book 943 D27t.)
- This page was last modified on 3 August 2009, at 03:03.
- This page has been accessed 880 times.
New to the Research Wiki?
In the FamilySearch Research Wiki, you can learn how to do genealogical research or share your knowledge with others.Learn More