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Are you Polish and proud? Or feeling lucky to be Irish? Connecting with your ethnic heritage is one of the exciting rewards of digging into your family history.

We also know that where your ancestors came from can be a hurdle to your research: African Americans face the 1870 wall. Irish records were burned. Swedish records…are in Swedish.

But there’s a bright side, too. Immigrant aid societies like OSIA generated their own records. Many immigrants lived in ethnic enclaves with their own newspapers and churches. And what about passenger lists and naturalization records? Check out all of our free ethnic research guides to get your ancestor’s ethnicity working for you.





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