immigrants

  • German Immigrants

    Mar 31

      Besides English and Irish heritage, many people in the United States have a German heritage. It many be in only one family branch or in nearly all the branches. It might go back centuries since many with a German cultural background came to United States while it was still an English colony in the 1700s to get a new life in a new land. Usi...

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  • Immigrants to England – 1330 to 1550

    Mar 13

      Most family researchers are happy if they can locate ancestors back 100 - 150 years. That is an accomplishment verifying actual relatives who were 2 to 4 generations back. There are others doing their family tree that can take the lineage back even further-- even to 17th through 14th century. Now available through the United Kingdom Natio...

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  • Which Term is Correct?

    Mar 7

    Even if you have been doing family history research for years, there are a few terms or phrases that can still be misspelled or misused. Here are some examples of the wrong and right words. 1. The word 'cemetery' – a location for burials of humans. You may have seen it spelled 'cemetary' – the letter 'a' near the end is not correct.   ...

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  • Madison Co., Ill – Immigration & Naturalization Documents, 1850-1959

    Oct 27

    This database is searchable by names of individuals, alias names, spouse or child names, specific years and type of documents for Madison County, Illinois. All together there are 122 volumes. This is an important collection because the full documents cover over the general St. Louis area, right at the Missouri/Illinois state line. The details in...

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  • Passenger Lists – Philadelphia, PA

    Aug 5

    Related links on FamilyTree.com genealogy blogs: Ships Carrying Immigrants Japanese Immigration Castle Garden Not all our ancestors arrived in America in New York City. There have been numerous ports of entry along the eastern coast, southern and western portions. On FamilySearch.org, there are the arriving passenger lists for Philadelphia, P...

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  • New York Ship Manifests — 1902-1956

    Jul 27

    When you think of immigrant ancestors arriving in the 20th century, you mostly think of Ellis Island in New York City. Yet, many immigrants actually arrived at other ports in the state of New York. In Buffalo, Lewiston, Niagra Falls, Rochester, Hogansburg, Malone, Morristown, Nyando, Ogdensburg, Rooseveltown, and Waddington, New York, these were al...

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  • Children as Immigrants

    Jul 24

    Who said history doesn't repeat itself?? A hundred years ago many of our ancestors faced the same situation as is happening today along the Arizona and Texas borders with thousands of children without parents or guardians coming across the United States border for a new life. A hundred years ago many alarmists painted incoming immigrants on ships ...

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  • The Netherlands and Michigan

    Jul 23

    Have you discovered any ancestors from The Netherlands, especially from the Drenthe Province (in the northeast section) and if they immigrated to Michigan between 1847 and 1880? There is a small group of Dutch young exchange students from the Groningen Province in The Netherlands who are visiting Holland, Michigan. Their goal is to find direct d...

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  • Ships Carrying Immigrants

    Jul 11

    Available online with The Ships List is 3,500 totally free access web-pages with new databases. As you scroll down the list on the homepage you will have numerous topics and subjects to select from. The categories you might most be interested in would be 'Passenger Lists' and Irish immigrants to America. Also review the topic taps at the top, suc...

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  • Check-Off List — Part 2

    Jul 2

    Keeping a list of specific research techniques and resources is important. Back in March 2013 for FamilyTree.com (Check-off List -Ten ideas to check off your Genealogy Check List!) on the first ten suggestions for your list were offered. The following are ten new additional ideas that you might want to consider completing so you can check them of...

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