Explore Your Global Heritage with the New FamilySearch Country Pages

May 17, 2019  - by 

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 national heritage is an intrinsic part of who you are. Your international roots tell you about a lot more than just yourself—knowing where you come from is an important step to learning about your ancestors.

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 records 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!

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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.