Tracing Immigrant Origins

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| [[Tracing Immigrants Introduction|'''Introduction''']]<br>[[Tracing Immigrants Search Strategies|'''Search Strategies''']]<br>
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Biography|Biography]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Business Records and Commerce|Business Records]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Census|Census]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Court Records|Court Records]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Emigration and Immigration|Emigration]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival History|History]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Land and Property|Land and Property]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Military Records|Military Records]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Newspapers|Newspapers]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Pensions|Pensions]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Probate Records|Probate Records]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Societies|Societies]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Vital Records|Vital Records]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Voting Registers|Voting Registers]] <br>
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}}<div style="padding-left: 6px; width: 74%; float: left">[[Image:Elissa-ship.jpg|left|170px|Immigrants came by ship, by rail, in wagons, and on foot.]][[Image:Durango Silverton RR.jpg|right|285px]] </div><div style="font-size: smaller"><center>Immigrants came by ship, by rail, in wagons, and on foot.</center><br></div><div style="padding-left: 6px; width: 74%; float: left">
 
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'''Value.'''&nbsp;These&nbsp;Wiki&nbsp;pages&nbsp;introduce&nbsp;the principles, search strategies, and record types you can use to identify an immigrant ancestor's original hometown. These principles apply to almost any country. Finding an immigrant ancestor's place of origin is the key to finding earlier generations of the family. It provides access to many family history resources in that home area. Once you know a former place of residence or a birthplace, you may be able to add more generations to your pedigree. [[Tracing Immigrants Introduction|Read more of the '''Introduction'''&nbsp;.&nbsp;.&nbsp;.]] <br><br>
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<center>'''Key&nbsp;Immigration&nbsp;Links'''</center>  
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| [[Tracing Immigrants Country of Origin Records|'''Country of Origin''']]<br>[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Search Tactics|Search Tactics]]<br>[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Record Selection Table|Record Selection Table]]<br>[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Record Types|Record Types]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Census|Census]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Court Records|Court Records]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Directories|Directories]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Emigration and Immigration|Emigration]]  
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Origin History|History]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Land and Property|Land and Property]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Military Records|Military Records]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Names Personal|Names Personal]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Newspapers|Newspapers]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Population|Population]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Probate Records|Probate Records]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Societies|Societies]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Taxation|Taxation]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Civil Registration|Vital Records]]
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[[Tracing Immigrants Origin For Further Reading|'''For Further Reading''']]<br>  
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| [[Image:Elissa-ship.jpg|left|188px|Immigrants came by ship, by rail, in wagons, and on foot.]]'''Value.'''&nbsp;These&nbsp;Wiki&nbsp;pages&nbsp;introduce&nbsp;the principles, search strategies, and record types you can use to identify an immigrant ancestor's original hometown. These principles apply to almost any country. Finding an immigrant ancestor's place of origin is the key to finding earlier generations of the family. It provides access to many family history resources in that home area. Once you know a former place of residence or a birthplace, you may be able to add more generations to your pedigree. [[Tracing Immigrants Introduction|Read more of the '''Introduction'''&nbsp;.&nbsp;.&nbsp;.]]
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*[[Hamburg Passenger Lists|Hamburg Passenger Lists]] how to use the lists and indexes  
 
*[[Hamburg Passenger Lists|Hamburg Passenger Lists]] how to use the lists and indexes  
 
*[[Germans from Russia|Germans from Russia]]&nbsp;research strategies, and record types  
 
*[[Germans from Russia|Germans from Russia]]&nbsp;research strategies, and record types  
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*[http://www.francogene.com/qc-ress/index.php FrancoGen] links to early French Canadian immigration sources
 
*[http://www.francogene.com/qc-ress/index.php FrancoGen] links to early French Canadian immigration sources
  
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'''[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Obituaries|Country of Arrival Obituaries]].''' Obituaries are an excellent source of biographical information about immigrants. In addition to names and death dates, you can learn about surviving family members, church affiliations, spouses, parents, occupations, burial places, and hometowns in the old country. Even if a place of origin is not given, an obituary may provide additional research clues, such as the date or ship of immigration or traveling companions. Much of this information cannot be found in other sources. For many immigrants, an obituary is the only “biographical sketch” ever written about them.  
 
'''[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Obituaries|Country of Arrival Obituaries]].''' Obituaries are an excellent source of biographical information about immigrants. In addition to names and death dates, you can learn about surviving family members, church affiliations, spouses, parents, occupations, burial places, and hometowns in the old country. Even if a place of origin is not given, an obituary may provide additional research clues, such as the date or ship of immigration or traveling companions. Much of this information cannot be found in other sources. For many immigrants, an obituary is the only “biographical sketch” ever written about them.  
  
[[New York, Northern Arrival Manifests (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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=== '''Did you know?''' ===
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*[[:Category:Huguenots|Huguenots]] (French Protestants) settled [[Florida]] in 1564, 43 years before [[Virginia|Jamestown]].  
 
*[[:Category:Huguenots|Huguenots]] (French Protestants) settled [[Florida]] in 1564, 43 years before [[Virginia|Jamestown]].  
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*Up to 90 percent of [[Ireland|Irish]] and [[Greece|Greek]] immigrants [http://www.americanheritage.com/blog/20065_3_198.shtml went back home] from America.
 
*Up to 90 percent of [[Ireland|Irish]] and [[Greece|Greek]] immigrants [http://www.americanheritage.com/blog/20065_3_198.shtml went back home] from America.
  
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'''General'''
  
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*[http://www.germanroots.com/onlinelists.html What Passenger Lists Are Online] overview of United States and International links including which require payment
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*[http://www.ahsgr.org/ Am. Hist. Soc. of Germans from Russia]
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/ BLM-GLO Land Patent Index] search homestead applications&nbsp;for immigrant data
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*[http://www.castlegarden.org/searcher.php Castle Garden] immigration search
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*[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] some military records may give hometown
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*[http://www.ellisisland.org/ Ellis Island Record Search]
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*[http://www.hias.org/ Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society]&nbsp;
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*[http://immigrantships.net Immigrant Ships Transcriber's Guild][http://www.ihrc.umn.edu/]
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'''Passenger lists and/or indexes'''
*[http://www.ihrc.umn.edu/ Immigration History Research Center]
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*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/022-908-e.html Library and Archives Canada]&nbsp;searches [http://immigrantships.net]
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*[http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/immigration/passenger-arrival.html National Archives] immigration searches&nbsp;
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*[http://www.germanroots.com/onlinelists.html Passenger Ship Lists]
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*[http://www/steamships.org/passlists/index.htm Steamship Passenger Records]
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*[http://stevemorse.org/ Stephen P. Morse]&nbsp;arrival list searches&nbsp; [http://www/steamships.org/passlists/index.htm]
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*[http://www.augustana.edu/swenson/ Swenson Swed. Immig. Research Center]&nbsp;
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*[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/contentlisting.aspx?cat=immigration WorldVitalRecords] immigration searches
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*[http://stevemorse.org/ellis/passengers.php?mode=ny One-Step All New York] Stephen P. Morse's excellent search tool for ALL 1820-1957 New York City passenger arrivals
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*[http://stevemorse.org/ellis2/intro.html One-Step Ellis Island] explains Stephen P. Morse's various excellent search tools for 1892-1924 New York City arrivals
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*[http://stevemorse.org/#castle One-Step Castle Garden] links to Stephen P. Morse's various excellent search tools for 1855-1891 New York City arrivals
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*[http://www.ellisisland.org/ Ellis Island Record Search] Ellis Island's site including search index 1892-1924, manifest images, history, photos and more
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*[http://www.castlegarden.org/searcher.php Castle Garden] index of New York City passenger arrivals 1820-1913 (no images)
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*[http://immigrantships.net Immigrant Ships Transcriber's Guild] transcripts and indexes of over 10,000 ships' passenger lists
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*[http://immigrants.byu.edu/main_page Immigrant Ancestors Project] (BYU)
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*[http://www.ihrc.umn.edu/ Immigration History Research Center] (Univ of Minn.)
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*[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/contentlisting.aspx?cat=immigration WorldVitalRecords] immigration searches
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*[http://www.hias.org/ Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society]
  
=== '''Things you can do''' ===
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'''National Archives collections'''  
  
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:<br>
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*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/022-908-e.html Library and Archives Canada] searches
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*[http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/immigration/passenger-arrival.html National Archives] immigration records catalog
  
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx#searchTabIndex=0&searchByTypeIndex=0 BLM-GLO Land Patent Index] search homesteads, and other land records by state, applicant's name, or land description
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*[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] about 1/10 of Union soldiers were recent immigrants; some military records may give hometown
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*[http://www.ahsgr.org/ American Historical Society of Germans from Russia] chapters, contact info, conventions, contribute to their database, news, products, research materials, services, and village lists.
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*[http://www.augustana.edu/swenson/ Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center]
  
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=== FamilySearch Historical Record Collections  ===
  
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/New_York,_Northern_Arrival_Manifests_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) New York, Northern Arrival Manifests] shows over 1 million cards in [[Soundex]] order for passengers arriving '''north''' of New York City in New York State at Buffalo, Lewiston, Niagra Falls, Rochester, Hogansburg, Malone, Morristown, Nyando, Ogdensburg, Rooseveltown, and Waddington.
 
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An online collection containing this record is located in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1876434 FamilySearch.org]
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/New_York,_Northern_Arrival_Manifests_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) New York, Northern Arrival Manifests (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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[[Category:Tracing_Immigrant_Origins]] [[Category:Emigration_and_Immigration]] [[Category:United_States]] [[Category:Canada]]
 
[[Category:Tracing_Immigrant_Origins]] [[Category:Emigration_and_Immigration]] [[Category:United_States]] [[Category:Canada]]

Revision as of 01:16, 23 August 2011

News and Events

Tracing Immigrant Origins Part 1 of 3

Introduction
Search Strategies

Part 2 of 3
Country of Arrival
Search Tactics
Record Selection Table
Record Types
Part 3 of 3
Country of Origin
Search Tactics
Record Selection Table
Record Types

For Further Reading

Moderator
Diltsgd
Immigrants came by ship, by rail, in wagons, and on foot.
Durango Silverton RR.jpg
Immigrants came by ship, by rail, in wagons, and on foot.

Value. These Wiki pages introduce the principles, search strategies, and record types you can use to identify an immigrant ancestor's original hometown. These principles apply to almost any country. Finding an immigrant ancestor's place of origin is the key to finding earlier generations of the family. It provides access to many family history resources in that home area. Once you know a former place of residence or a birthplace, you may be able to add more generations to your pedigree. Read more of the Introduction . . .

Key Immigration Links

Featured content

Country of Arrival Obituaries. Obituaries are an excellent source of biographical information about immigrants. In addition to names and death dates, you can learn about surviving family members, church affiliations, spouses, parents, occupations, burial places, and hometowns in the old country. Even if a place of origin is not given, an obituary may provide additional research clues, such as the date or ship of immigration or traveling companions. Much of this information cannot be found in other sources. For many immigrants, an obituary is the only “biographical sketch” ever written about them.

Did you know?

Other external links

General

Passenger lists and/or indexes

National Archives collections

Other resources likely to list immigrants

Immigrant Heritage Societies

FamilySearch Historical Record Collections

  • New York, Northern Arrival Manifests shows over 1 million cards in Soundex order for passengers arriving north of New York City in New York State at Buffalo, Lewiston, Niagra Falls, Rochester, Hogansburg, Malone, Morristown, Nyando, Ogdensburg, Rooseveltown, and Waddington.