Tracing Immigrants Arrival Record Selection Table

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Country-of-Arrival Records Selection Table

Country-of-Arrival
Records Selection Table

This table can help you decide which records to search. In Column 1, find the search tactic you selected. In Column 2, find the record types that are most likely to have the information you need. Then turn to that record type in this section. Additional records that may be useful are in Column 3. The terms used in both Columns 2 and 3 are the same as the record headings used in this portal and the subject headings used in the Family History Library Catalog.
Search Tactic... Look First In... Then Search...
1. Family Sources See “1. Search Family Sources” in Part 2
2.General records of previous research Genealogy, Periodicals Biography, Societies
3.Local records of previous research History, Genealogy, Biography, Periodicals, Societies Probate Records, Archives and Libraries
4.Local original records Obituaries, Church Records, Vital Records, Naturalization and Citizenship, Cemeteries Newspapers, Business Records and Commerce, Probate Records, Voting Registers, Court Records, Land and Property
5.Immigration information Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Societies Obituaries, Census, History, Newspapers, Voting Registers, Military Records, Church Records
6.Records of other jurisdictions Census, Naturalization and Citizenship, Military Records Land and Property, Pensions
7.Determine country, state, or region of origin Emigration and Immigration, History, Biography, Naturalization and Citizenship, Societies, Vital Records Census, Obituaries, Periodicals, Newspapers, Military Records, Business Records and Commerce, Pensions
8.Trace relatives and neighbors Census, Emigration and Immigration, History, Genealogy, Societies Vital Records, Newspapers, Obituaries, Biography