Tracing Immigrant Origins

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Part 1 of 3
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

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[edit | edit source]

The Perpetual Emigration Fund - With the creation of the new Perpetual Education Fund, some members have expressed interest in finding out about their ancestor's participation in the historical Perpetual Emigration Fund. This article will help you discover if your ancestors were assisted by the fund during their immigration to Utah.

New articles that might be of interest in your LDS research:

Did you know?[edit | edit source]

  • Huguenots (French Protestants) settled Florida in 1564, 43 years before Jamestown.
  • The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to the United States.
  • More people have immigrated from Italy to America than from any other nation.
  • More immigrants arrived at Philadelphia than at New York City prior to 1800.
  • The National Archives has records of both Canadian and Mexican border crossings.
  • Library and Archives Canada has border crossing records of Americans into Canada.
  • Some American colonists had their wills sent back to England for probate.
  • Up to 90 percent of Irish and Greek immigrants went back home from America.

External links[edit | edit source]

Some useful websites to get started in searching for information about your LDS ancestors include:

  • Sources related to British converts
  • Sources related to Scandinavian converts
  • Sources related to Welch converts
  • Timeline
  • Utah
  • Websites for LDS Research
  • Winter Quarters Pioneers

Things you can do[edit | edit source]

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