Tracing Ethnicity & Religion

The following articles are about Tracing Ethnicity

Locating Italian Records in the United States

Author - Jennifer Holik
La Famiglia! The family! In your quest to find your Italian roots, have you exhausted the records in the United States? Read More

Thinking Ethnically: A Different Approach to Your Ancestors

Author - Jennifer Holik
By exploring the ethnicities of our ancestors, we may be able to uncover additional record sources and resources we might not have thought about. Read More

Unique Records for Jewish Genealogy

Author - Jennifer M. Alford
When you begin your research it is important to know about the specific records that are associated with the location,... Read More

Major Jewish Record Repositories in the United States

Author - Jennifer M. Alford
As you delve deeper in the history of your Jewish ancestors you may find yourself asking about repositories where you... Read More

The Three R's of Researching Roman Catholic Church Records

Author - Lisa Alzo
Roman Catholic records offer a wealth of information for genealogists. They are particularly useful when official civil records of key life events (birth, marriage or death) are unattainable or unavailable. Read More

How the Jews Came to America

Author - Jennifer M. Alford
When faced with the research of a Jewish ancestor it may seem a daunting task. We think of the Holocaust... Read More

Slave Schedules Require a Strategy

Author - J. Mark Lowe
U.S. census records were collected and compiled with the intent of counting every person living in the states for the... Read More

Researching African American Soldiers of the Civil War

Author - Michael Hait
African Americans have a proud history of military service in the United States, including during the Civil War. In all,... Read More

Using Ship Manifests for Slave Research

Author - Kathleen Brandt
When referencing the slave trade we commonly envision domestic purchases and exchanges of plantation owners and traders culminating in the... Read More

Hiding in Plain Sight: 5 Sources for African-American Genealogy

Author - Karin D. Berry
Having a tough time finding African-American ancestors? You can find your relatives in common (and some not-so-common) records -- you... Read More

Why You Need to Join an Ethnic Genealogy Society--Now!

Author - Lisa Alzo
Anyone just beginning their genealogical research today has a huge advantage thanks to the plethora of online databases and other... Read More

Uncovering Your Portuguese Ancestry

Author - Ruth Lang
Do you have Portuguese ancestry, but are unsure of how to begin tracing your family history? Researching Portuguese ancestry... Read More

Antebellum African American Research: Some Great Specialized Resources!

Author - Diane L. Richard
There are so many sources of information that have relevance when researching your free black or slave ancestors. Many of... Read More

Identifying Slave Ancestors In Famous Historical Oil Paintings

Author - Tina Jones
Early slave owner portraits reflect the complex and layered story of black people in the United States. Many early 19th... Read More

Obscure Archives & Databases You Need To Know About

Author - Diane L. Richard
With so many genealogists starting their search for records in the US or Canada and then often shifting to the... Read More

Best Online Resources For East European Genealogy

Author - Lisa Alzo
Not that long ago if you were researching your ancestors in Central and Eastern Europe, you had but a few... Read More

Coat Of Arms & Family Research

Author - Kathleen Brandt
If the coat of arms hanging prominently on your wall is authentic, it may offer some of the most interesting... Read More

The Freedmen's Bureau Records - Research Your Southern Ancestors

Author - Diane L. Richard
If your ancestors lived from Delaware to Texas during and just after the Civil War, you do want to check... Read More

The Myth: Truths Of Jewish Genealogy

Author - Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Sorry to burst your bubble, but it simply isn't true. Your family name was never changed at Ellis Island. If... Read More

Introduction To Researching Eastern European Ancestors

Author - Lisa Alzo
Tracing ancestors back to Eastern Europe can be intimidating for first time researchers. Perhaps you've thought, "It's too difficult, or... Read More

Tracing Your Ancestors From The Underground Railroad

Author - Lisa Lee
The Underground Railroad (UGRR) was an informal network of individuals loosely organized to aid the escape of American slaves out of slave-holding states and into free Northern states, Canada and South into Mexico. Read More

An Overview of Jewish Genealogy

Author - Robert J. Friedman
Are you looking for connections through Jewish genealogy? Exploring a Jewish past that was lost due to intermarriage or conversion? Searching for family lost in the Holocaust? Today there are more resources than ever to attain those goals. Read More

Trace Your Native American Roots

Author - Frankie Davis
There are a countless number of Americans curious about their unproven Native American descent. Many are daunted by the task, and don't know where to start. Here you'll learn practical tips to begin tracing your Native American heritage. Read More

The Scots-Irish in the Southern United States: An Overview

Author - Katharine Garstka
The Southern United States today is home to people of many different cultural backgrounds, so that genealogical research in the area may lead one to ancestors of various nationalities. One of the principal groups of settlers, however, was the Scots-Irish... Read More

Beginning Your Scottish Clan Research: Basic Strategies and Resources

Author - Carolyn L. Barkley
You find a box of family letters in the attic of your childhood home. Yellowed with age and brittle at... Read More

Early African American and Anti-Slavery Newspapers: Sources for African American Genealogy Research

Author - Marjory Allen Perez
Genealogists are very familiar with the importance of newspapers in their search of family history. They have often been described... Read More

An Effective Oral History Interview with African Americans

Author - Char McCargo Bah
Many genealogists are under the impression that all oral history interviews are the same. In most cases they are when you are asking questions using the five adverbs: who, what, when, how and where. But for most ethnic groups... Read More

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