After you've identified the immigrant in your family tree and pinpointed the place your family came from, you're ready to begin exploring resources in the country. The third course in our immigrant research series walks you through the steps to successfully cross the pond and find your family in foreign records.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN How to set yourself up for success and identify available records Ways to access records from countries all over the world—without traveling there Tips for writing to overseas archives and record offices, including sample letters Guidance for interpreting foreign language documents When to call in a professional Guidance for planning an overseas research trip
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE Genealogists with roots in Europe Researchers who want to learn how to find and access genealogical records from other countries Students who have completed the first two courses in this series, Tracing Immigrants and Finding Your Ancestral Village, and want to continue their studies
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: REQUIREMENTS & SUPPLIES A foreign-language/English dictionary for the language of your ancestors' country is helpful, but not required. This course assumes you understand the basics principles of genealogy and have done some investigation into your family history. If you are a total beginner, consider taking the Discover Your Family Tree course before enrolling in this class.