Explore Your Cultural Identity with FamilySearch Country Pages

February 3, 2021  - 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.

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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.

  3. What was the main port the people from Northern Ireland used to sail to United States in or around 1800to 1825 !! Great, great grand father came to US from Armagh , Ireland

  4. Meus bisavós por parte de meu pai são da Síria e Líbano. Gostaria muito de encontrar os registros deles.

    Google Translate- Portuguese to English: My great-grandparents from my father are from Syria and Lebanon. I would love to find their records.

    1. Hi Juliana! Thank you for your research question. Please check out the FREE Virtual Research Strategy Sessions where you can schedule time with a specialist to help you on any family history question you may have. You can also connect with other FamilySearch users who may be able to help you, by joining the FamilySearch Community. Good luck and thank you for reading the blog!

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  5. When Maria/May Schwarz was born on 27 September 1908, in Khar’kov, Russia, her father, William Gibbs, was 44 and her mother, Drusilla Antoinette Morris, was 48. She died on 21 November 1985, in Bronx, New York, United States, at the age of 77. Maria Schwarz’s father is Hirsch Jacob Schwarz. Her husband, Gerald Gibbs’s father is William Gibbs who’s wife is Drusilla Morris. Please correct your files.

    1. My mother Maria Schwarz’s parents are Ita Kantorovich & Hirsch Schwarz. My father, Gerald Gibbs’s parents are Drusilla Morris & William Gibbs. Please correct your records.

        1. The information on my family chart is correct. The information you printed is incorrect. I’d like you to change your information. Thank you.