Chapter 8

Going Beyond Borders: International and Ethnic Records


check Finding resources for ethnic groups and international records

check Locating English-speaking sites

check Searching European sources

check Discovering Asian records

check Accessing African ancestor information

check Uncovering American Indian websites

At some point in your research, you’ll encounter an ancestor who was born outside the United States (or before the U.S. was a country) or who has an ethnic heritage that requires you to use a specific set of sources. These records often have characteristics that make them different from the typical resources found in the U.S. Even if you can’t find the actual records online (a lot of international records have been placed online over the past few years), certain sites can help identify what records are available in archives and how to use them to benefit your research. In this chapter, ...

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