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{| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3" width="100%" border="0"|-| valign="top" | {| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" style="color: rgb(0,51,102); backgroundTIO-color: rgb(250,245,255)" cellspacingsidebar}}<gallery mode="0" cellpaddingpacked caption="2" width="160" border="0"|- style="background-color: rgb(238,238,238)" align="center"| '''Part 1 of 3'''|-| [[Tracing Immigrants Introduction|'''Introduction''']]<br>[[Tracing Immigrants Search Strategies|'''Search Strategies''']]<br>|} {| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" style="color: rgb(0came by ship,51by rail,102); background-color: rgb(250in wagons,245on horses,255)" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" width="160" border="0"|- style="background-color: rgb(238,238,238)" align="center"| '''Part 2 of 3'''|-| [[Tracing Immigratnts Country of Arrival Records|'''Country of Arrival''']]<br>[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Search Tactics|Search Tactics]]<br>[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Record Selection Table|Record Selection Table]]<br>[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Record Types|Record Types]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Biography|Biography]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Business Records and Commerce|Business Records]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Census|Census]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Church Records|Church Records]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Court Records|Court Records]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Emigration and Immigration|Emigration]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Genealogy|Genealogy]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival History|History]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Land and Property|Land and Property]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Military Records|Military Records]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Newspapers|Newspapers]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Obituaries|Obituaries]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Pensions|Pensions]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Periodicals|Periodicals]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Probate Records|Probate Records]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Societies|Societies]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Vital Records|Vital Records]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Arrival Voting Registers|Voting Registers]] <br> |} {| class=on foot."FCK__ShowTableBorders" styleheights="color: rgb(0,51,102); background-color: rgb(250,245,255)" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" width="160" border="0"|- style="background-color: rgb(238,238,238)" align="center"| '''Part 3 of 3'''|-| [[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]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Census|Census]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Church Records|Church Records]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Civil Registration|Civil Registration]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Court Records|Court Records]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Directories|Directories]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Emigration and Immigration|Emigration]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Genealogy|Genealogy]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Origin History|History]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Land and Property|Land and Property]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Military Records|Military Records]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Names Personal|Names Personal]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Newspapers|Newspapers]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Periodicals|Periodicals]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Population|Population]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Probate Records|Probate Records]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Societies|Societies]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Taxation|Taxation]] *[[Tracing Immigrants Origin Civil Registration|Vital Records]] [[Tracing Immigrants Origin For Further Reading|'''For Further Reading''']]<br250px|} | valign="top" align="left" width="100%" | {| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="1" width="100%" border="0"|-| [[ImageFile:Elissa-ship.jpg|left|188px]][[ImageFile:Durango Silverton RR.jpg|right|313px|Immigrants came by ship, by rail, in wagons, and on foot.]]</gallery>'''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;]] <br><br><br> '''Research Sequence.&nbsp;''' The best approach is to start searching records created in the immigrant's new country, especially if you know little about the person.]]|} {| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="1" width="100%" border="0"|Only rarely is it better to use country-of-origin records first.<br> | width="25%" | __TOC__ | <center>'''Key&nbsp;Immigration&nbsp;Links'''</center>
*[[Hamburg Passenger Lists|Hamburg Passenger Lists]] how to use the lists and indexes
*[[Germans_from_RussiaGermans from Russia|Germans from Russia]]&nbsp;research strategies, and record types
*[] ($) passengers, naturalizations, convicts, passports, border crossings, ship images, crew lists, colonists, and aliens
*[ FrancoGen] links to early French Canadian immigration sources*[ Tracing Family History: Canada Immigration and Citizenship Genealogy Guide] has links to other resources.
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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.
=== '''Did you know?''' ===
*[[:Category:Huguenots|Huguenots]] (French Protestants) settled [[Portal:Florida, United States Genealogy|Florida]] in 1564, 43 years before [[Portal:Virginia, United States Genealogy|Jamestown]]. *The [ Statue of Liberty] was a gift from [[FranceGenealogy|France]] to the [[United States|United States]]. *[ More people] have&nbsp;come from [[Portal:ItalyGenealogy|Italy]] and [[Portal:GermanyGenealogy|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 than&nbsp;3/4 of American colonists arrived&nbsp;as [ indentured servants], [ convicts] or [[African American Slavery and Bondage|slaves]].
*The U.S. National Archives has both [ Canadian] and [ Mexican] border crossing records.
*Library and Archives Canada has [http aspx border crossing records] of Americans into Canada. *Some American colonists had their [ last wil will and testament sent back to England] for probate.
*Up to 90 percent of [[Ireland|Irish]] and [[Greece|Greek]] immigrants [ went back home] from America.
=== Related Sites Other external links === '''General'''  *[ What Passenger Lists Are Online] overview of United States and International links, and which ones require payment.'''Passenger lists and/or indexes''' *[ One-Step All New York] Stephen P. Morse's excellent search tool for ALL 1820-1957 New York City passenger arrivals *[ One-Step Ellis Island] explains Stephen P. Morse's various excellent search tools for 1892-1924 New York City arrivals *[ One-Step Castle Garden] links to Stephen P. Morse's various excellent search tools for 1855-1891 New York City arrivals *[ Ellis Island Record Search] Ellis Island's site including search index 1892-1924, manifest images, history, photos and more *[ The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.] index of New York City passenger arrivals 1820-1913 (no images) *[ Immigrant Ships Transcriber's Guild] transcripts and index of over 10,000 ships' passenger lists *[ Immigrant Servants Database] indexes indentured servants who came to the colonies *[ Immigrant Ancestors Project] (BYU) indexing efforts focusing on France, Germany, England, Ireland, Italy, and Spain *[ Immigration History Research Center] (Univ of Minn.) research on international migration, archives to document immigrant and refugee life *[ WorldVitalRecords] over 40 million names in over 100 immigration and travel databases *[ Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society immigrant records] English and Russian HIAS arrival cards since 1909 copies for a fee
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="100%" border="1"|-| width="49%" | *[ American Historical Society of Germans from Russia] *[ BLM-GLO Land Patent Index] homestead land applications&nbsp;may give immigrant data *[ Castle Garden Immigration Search] *[ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] some military records may give hometown *[ Ellis Island Record Search]'''National Archives collections'''
| *[http Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society]&nbsp;(mostly NYC and Boston) *[http://wwwgc.ihrc.umn.educa/ Immigration History Research Center] Minnesota *[http:eng/discover/www.collectionscanada.gc.caimmigration/genealogyPages/022-908-eintroduction.html aspx Library and Archives Canada] immigration searches 15 Canadian immigrant name indexes, passenger lists before 1865, 1865-1935, ocean arrivals 1919-1924, border entries 1919-1924, after 1935, immigrants from Russia, British home children orphan immigrants, passports, and citizenship papers *[ U.S. National Archives] immigration searches *[ Stephen P. Morse] Castle Gardenship passenger arrival records and land border entries 1800-1819, 1820-1959, Ellis Island +&nbsp; *[ Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center] *[ to immigration WorldVitalRecords Immigration Records]databases
|}'''Other resources likely to list immigrants'''
*[ 0 BLM-GLO Land Patent Index] search homesteads, and other land records by state, applicant'''Things you can do''' ===s name, or land description *[ 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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*[[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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