Tracing Immigrants Origin For Further Reading

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The following are examples of sources that will help you learn more about immigration family history research, and immigrant ancestors.

Daniels, Roger. Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life. New York: Harper Collins, 1990. (FHL book 973 W2ro.)

Szuchs, Loretto Dennis, Kory L. Meyerink, and Marian L. Smith, “Immigration Records.” Chapter 9 in Loretto Dennis Szucs, and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, eds., The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, 3rd ed. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, 1984. (FHL book 973 D27ts.)

Kurzweil, Arthur. From Generation to Generation: How to Trace Your Jewish Genealogy and Personal History. New York: William Morrow, 1980. (FHL book 929.1 K967f; film 1,059,468 item 4.)

Law, Hugh T. How to Trace Your Ancestors to Europe. Salt Lake City, Utah: Cottonwood Books, 1987. (FHL 940 D27L.) This book contains stories of people who traced their ancestors' origins.

Rose, James, and Alice Eichholz, eds. Black Genesis. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1978. (FHL book 973 F27r.) A few pages mention slave trade records that substitute for passenger lists.

Rowlands, John. "Were Those Ancestors Really English? A Reconsideration of Welsh Immigration to America," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 89, No. 4 (Dec. 2001):274-286. FHL Book 973 B2ng

Smith, Jessie Carney. Ethnic Genealogy: A Research Guide. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1983. (FHL book 973 D27sj.) Includes Asian-American, African-American, and Hispanic-American sources.

Tan, Thomas Tsu-wee. Your Chinese Roots: The Overseas Chinese Story. Singapore: Times Books International, 1986. (FHL book 973 F2tt.)

Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary, 3rd ed. Springfield, Mass.: G. and C. Merriam Co., 1997. (FHL book 910.3 W395g.) This gazetteer of world place-names includes historical information for regions and places.

Wellauer, Maralyn Ann. German Immigration to America in the Nineteenth Century: A Genealogist's Guide. Milwaukee: Roots International, 1985. (FHL book 973 W2we.)