Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Immigrant and Ethnic Ancestors

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Like most Americans, you probably have a diverse cultural background, a mixture of different ethnic groups--each with its own history and culture. Uncovering where your ancestors came from as well as how and when they arrived can be a challenge.

A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Immigrant & Ethnic Ancestors makes solving these problems a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Certified Genealogist Sharon DeBartolo Carmack offers plenty of friendly, authoritative advice...

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Overview

Like most Americans, you probably have a diverse cultural background, a mixture of different ethnic groups--each with its own history and culture. Uncovering where your ancestors came from as well as how and when they arrived can be a challenge.

A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Immigrant & Ethnic Ancestors makes solving these problems a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Certified Genealogist Sharon DeBartolo Carmack offers plenty of friendly, authoritative advice to get you started and keep you on the right track.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558705241
  • Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/1900
  • Series: Discovering your Ancestors Ser.
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 10.97 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Note to the Reader
Part 1 Getting Your Genealogical Research Started 1
Enjoying the Journey 2
1 Starting Your Ethnic and Immigrant Research 4
2 Historical Trends That May Affect Your Research 19
3 Published Sources 31
4 Computer Databases 44
5 Researching in Records 52
6 Naturalization, Immigration, and Emigration Records 86
7 Starting Foreign Research 121
Part 2 Major Ethnic Groups in America: Historical Overviews 132
Exploring Your Heritage 133
African Americans 135
American Indians 145
Asians 153
Chinese 154
Japanese 155
Canadians 160
Czechs and Slovaks 161
Dutch 166
English 170
Puritans of New England 170
Anglican Planters and Indentured Servants to the Chesapeake 171
Quakers to New England and the Middle Colonies 172
Later English Arrivals 173
British Canadians 173
French 176
French Huguenots 177
French Louisianians 177
French Canadians 177
Alsatians and Lorrainians 178
Germanic Peoples 181
Germans From Imperial Germany 182
Austrians 183
Luxembourgers 183
Swiss 183
Germans From Russia 183
German Jews and Poles From Germany 185
Greeks 191
Hungarians 193
Irish 195
Italians 199
Jews 202
German Jews 203
Eastern European Jews 203
Poles 207
Portuguese 211
Russians 212
Scandinavians 214
Swedes 214
Norwegians 215
Danes 215
Finns 216
Icelanders 216
Scots and Scotch-Irish 219
Spanish-Speaking Peoples 225
Spanish 225
Mexican Americans 226
Puerto Ricans 227
Cubans 227
Welsh and Cornish 230
Part 3 Leaving a Legacy 233
Writing Your Ethnic/Immigrant Family History 234
Selected Historical Glossary 240
Appendix A Ethnic Archives and Libraries in the United States 243
Appendix B Addresses 245
Bibliography 249
Index 256
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