Explore Your Cultural Identity with the New FamilySearch Country Pages

May 17, 2019  - by 
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We are all proud of where we come from. Whether you’re a first-generation immigrant or you have just discovered your roots by taking a DNA test, your heritage is an intrinsic part of who you are. Not only that, it is closely tied with your cultural identity.

What Is Cultural Identity?

Put simply, your cultural identity is the feeling that you belong to a group of people like you. This is often because of shared qualities like birthplace, traditions, practices, and beliefs. Art, music, and food also shape your cultural identity.

Cultural identity is an important part of your self-image, and it can help you feel more connected to those around you. However, knowing your cultural heritage can tell you about more than just yourself—knowing where you come from is an important step to learning about your ancestors.

Discover Your Cultural Identity

FamilySearch’s country pages provide resources for those seeking to learn more about their heritage across the globe. Each page contains information that teaches where your family comes from, gives resources to help you start your research, and provides links to FamilySearch’s record collections for that country.

Explore the FamilySearch country pages by clicking the links below! You might learn something about yourself, where you come from, or the world around you.

If you don’t see the country you are looking for, check back. We’ll be adding more soon!

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    1. That’s awesome Gillian! You’re in luck, we actually recently published a set of articles about Scotland. Check them out by clicking here.

  1. What would really be interesting in the historical sketches would be the primary reasons that people would be leaving the “old country” for America and elsewhere during various historical periods. Also, along that same line, while information about when certain political changes were occurring is interesting — in depth understanding of what was happening to the commoners because of those events and because of other factors such as economics and changes in laws affecting the status of citizens (such as the phasing out and end of peasantry in various European nations) would really open up a lot of understanding! Keep up the good work!

  2. I really like this endeavor. I also think it would be great to do something on historical times such as a war but also how Americans moved westward. My aunt wrote a book called Women of the west where she document women who started social foundations in communities like DAR or SAR, American Legion, Boys and Girls Clubs etc. In England it would be great to see how the reformation effected our relatives for example.