Category - Immigration Research

How to Use Foreign Language Genealogy Sources

Are you researching foreign-speaking ancestors? Whether they lived in America or you are researching them in their homeland, you may come across foreign language documents that you need assistance in...

Irish Wedding Traditions

There are tens of millions of people in America with Irish ancestry, and even more around the world. Therefore, knowing about Irish traditions, such as wedding traditions, is important to...

The Meaning of Your Scandinavian Surname

If you have a Scandinavian surname or have one or more of them in your family tree, you will be interested in knowing the history of these surnames, as they tell an interesting part of the story of...

The Origin and Meaning of Your Dutch Surname

Do you have Dutch surnames in your family tree, or is your own surname of Dutch origin? Knowing the meaning and origin of Dutch surnames can tell you more about your ancestors than you may imagine...

Tracing Your Pioneer Ancestors

Do you have pioneer ancestry? What is pioneer ancestry, anyway, since most explorers can be referred to as pioneers? Here is what is unique about American pioneer ancestry, and how you can find your...