Foreign and Ethnic Genealogy Research Cheat Sheets

From key resources to genealogical peculiarities, refer to these guides for help tracing your roots of a particular heritage.

Here’s a list of the foreign and ethnic genealogy research cheat sheets currently available for download below. Check back often as we’ll continue to add new ones.

  • Canadian Provinces Fast Facts
  • African-American Genealogy Resources
  • Hungarian Counties

Genealogy Glossaries
In addition to the foreign and ethnic genealogy cheat sheets below, we’ve also compiled some of our European Genealogy Glossaries here. If your research takes you into foreign records, our cheat sheets of commonly encountered terms can help you decipher the language.

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Canadian Provinces Fast Facts Cheat Sheet

This chart shows you at a glance when each province formed, when civil registration began and where to go for records.

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African-American Genealogy Resources Cheat Sheet

This chart shows you at a glance when each province formed, when civil registration began and where to go for records.

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Hungarian Counties Cheat Sheet

Many Central and Eastern European immigrants came to America during the height of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. If your family came from one of the Hungarian controlled areas—including parts of present-day Slovakia, Romania, Croatia, Serbia and Ukraine—consult this list of old Hungarian county names and their equivalents in other languages for help locating records.

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The Family Tree Guidebook to Europe

Chart your research course to find your European ancestors with the how-to instruction in this book. This one-of-a-kind collection provides invaluable information about more than 35 countries in a single source.

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