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*[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Civil Registration|Vital Records]]
 
*[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Civil Registration|Vital Records]]
  
[[Tracing Immigrants Origin For Further Reading|'''For Further Reading''']]<br>  
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| [[Image:Elissa-ship.jpg|left|188px]][[Image:Durango Silverton RR.jpg|right|313px|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;.]]
 
| [[Image:Elissa-ship.jpg|left|188px]][[Image:Durango Silverton RR.jpg|right|313px|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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| <center>'''Key&nbsp;Immigration&nbsp;Links'''</center>  
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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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*[[:Category:Huguenots|Huguenots]] (French Protestants) settled [[Portal:Florida|Florida]] in 1564, 43 years before [[Portal:Virginia|Jamestown]].  
 
*[[:Category:Huguenots|Huguenots]] (French Protestants) settled [[Portal:Florida|Florida]] in 1564, 43 years before [[Portal:Virginia|Jamestown]].  
 
*The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Liberty Statue of Liberty] was a gift from [[France|France]] to the [[United States|United States]].  
 
*The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Liberty Statue of Liberty] was a gift from [[France|France]] to the [[United States|United States]].  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_immigration_statistics More people] have&nbsp;come from [[Portal:Italy|Italy]] and [[Germany|Germany]] to America than from any other nations.  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_immigration_statistics More people] have&nbsp;come from [[Italy|Italy]] and [[Germany|Germany]] to America than from any other nations.  
 
*More immigrants arrived at [[Pennsylvania Emigration and Immigration|Philadelphia]] than at [[New York Emigration and Immigration|New York City]] prior to 1800.  
 
*More immigrants arrived at [[Pennsylvania Emigration and Immigration|Philadelphia]] than at [[New York Emigration and Immigration|New York City]] prior to 1800.  
 
*More than&nbsp;3/4 of American colonists arrived&nbsp;as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indentured_servants indentured servants], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penal_transportation convicts] or [[African American Slavery and Bondage|slaves]].  
 
*More than&nbsp;3/4 of American colonists arrived&nbsp;as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indentured_servants indentured servants], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penal_transportation convicts] or [[African American Slavery and Bondage|slaves]].  
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=== Related Sites  ===
 
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=== '''Things you can do'''  ===
 
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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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{{TIO}}  
 
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[[Category:Tracing_Immigrant_Origins]][[Category:Emigration and Immigration]] [[Category:United States]] [[Category:Canada]]
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[[Category:Tracing_Immigrant_Origins]] [[Category:Emigration_and_Immigration]] [[Category:United_States]] [[Category:Canada]]

Revision as of 16:34, 2 November 2009

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

Elissa-ship.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.

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In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by: