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Genealogy: Culture and Immigration

This LibGuide covers the various resources available regarding genealogy.


Countries and Their Cultures

Gives an overview of world cultures and ethnic groups as well as covering multicultural America.

Native Tribes of the United States and Canada

Information regarding the recognized native tribes located in the United States and Canada.

Jewish Genealogy

JewishGen is a unique site with resource tools for Jewish and Eastern European Genealogy.

African American

AfriGeneas is a site devoted to researching African ancestry mainly in the Americas.


Ellis Island

New York Passenger Records 1820 - 1957 contains the passenger lists of almost 65 million immigrants, passengers, and crew members who came through Ellis Island and the Port of New York.  From 1892 to 1924, Ellis Island saw the largest number of human migration.


Immigration records can provide a researcher with the person's nationality, place of birth, and place of last residence. Some records also include the person's occupation and their age, height, eye and hair color. It can also provide the ship's name and date of entry to the United States.


To see this information in FamilySearch, register (if you do not have a free account) or login. Go to Search and select Records. On the bottom right, select Browse All Published Collections. Scroll down (left side) and select Migration and Immigration.