Sources and Strategies for Discovering Immigrant Origins
Melissa Johnson June 5, 2016
To research the ancestral line of an immigrant, a reliable connection must be made between that person and his or her place of origin. Tracing immigrant ancestors involves examining a wide variety of sources, and sometimes requires implementing strategies that can provide clues to possible places of origin.
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