Wednesday, October 21, 2015

ARCHIVED: Tracing Immigrant Origins - Passenger Records

Ol' Myrt here just loves it when a plan comes together. Sure I could give a boring lecture about passenger departure and arrival records, but it's a lot more fun when the community shares their treasured finds. Discover which panelist learned about patronymics and which relied on family group information to distinguish between two possible ancestor entries with the same name.

Sure you can watch the video embedded here, but why not hop on over to DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community on G+ to keep up with all the comments and links mentioned during the live broadcast? You'll find the post here

FOCUS - This is an introductory course, suitable for beginning and intermediate researchers concerned about 'jumping the pond' to extend research into an ancestor's homeland. We will consider select country of arrival and country of departure resources in addition to search strategies to improve research results.

SYLLABUS - FamilySearch Wiki's TRACING IMMIGRANT ORIGINS   "These Wiki pages introduce the principles, search strategies, and record types you can use to identify an immigrant ancestor's original hometown. These principles apply to almost any country. Finding an immigrant ancestor's place of origin is the key to finding earlier generations of the family. It provides access to many family history resources in that home area. Once you know a former place of residence or a birthplace, you may be able to add more generations to your pedigree."

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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