The full text of this article is available to Plus members only.
For full access to all of our articles, please Join or Log In.
Not a Plus Member?
Emigration Station
5/1/2007
BYU's Immigrant Ancestors Project is an online depot for departure data.

When our ancestors moved from one country to another, they left behind more than their footprints: They left a paper trail, often full of pertinent family history information. The Immigration Ancestors Project (IAP) <immigrants.byu.edu> aims to lead you to the start of that paper trail.

Sponsored by Brigham Young University's Center for Family History and Genealogy, the ongoing project culls immigrants' birth information from their native countries' emigration registers, which contain details US naturalization papers and passenger-arrival lists often lack. Scholars and researchers are teaming with volunteers to put transcriptions of those registers — covering millions of immigrants — into the IAP's online database.

To continue reading this article
Share |
BOOKMARK PRINT
Did you enjoy this article?
Please share it!
Recent Blog Posts »
Recent Articles »

Genealogist's Google Earth Premium Collection

With the free online program Google Earth, you can follow your forebears across the planet from the comfort of your personal computer.

Only available in April, this collection has a retail value of $123.99, but is yours this month only for $59.99!

Copyright © 2014 by F+W Media.