Explore Your Cultural Identity with FamilySearch Country Pages

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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’scountry 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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September 25, 2020
Nestled in the Caucasus region, an area between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, the sunny country of Armenia is home to nearly 3 million …
November 01, 2019
Do you have a familybrigadeiro recipe or love Brazilian cheese bread? Or maybe some of your ancestors came from Brazil but you don’t know mu…
May 08, 2019
Denmark is a country that may sometimes be overlooked, but recently it has started attracting more of the limelight. Lonely Planet picked Co…
March 07, 2020
William Shakespeare called it “this other Eden.” Its history, tradition, and culture are vital and diverse. It is graced by beautiful and va…
June 26, 2020
Bula! This oft-used greeting in Fiji translates to “life,” with its longer use ni sa bula vinakatranslating to “wishing you happiness and go…
April 15, 2019
Located at the very top of Europe, Finland sometimes flies under the radar. But with its vast natural beauty, excellent education system, an…
October 18, 2020
What comes to mind when you think of France—the Eiffel tower, romance, and fashion? Or perhaps you conjure up images of the gorgeous French …
August 23, 2018
From the Roman Empire to the Renaissance to the modern day, Italy has influenced cultures globally with its great achievements. With such a …
May 22, 2021
From the sophisticated to the whimsical, Japanese culture captures it all. With centuries of iconic architecture, elegant kimonos, and sophi…
August 01, 2019
When you connect with your Mexican heritage, you discover that your ancestors are people you are related to and you can relate to. Your Mexi…
June 10, 2019
Norway—it’s the land of midnight sun and skies lit with brilliant bands of color from the northern lights, of stunningly beautiful fjords an…
December 25, 2020
Puerto Rico is a beautiful Caribbean island off the coast of the Dominican Republic. Surrounded by blue seas and with a landscape of mountai…
April 29, 2020
Fa’a Samoa, in the beautiful Samoan language, literally means “The Samoan Way.” The phrase refers to the Samoan culture and traditions that …
October 05, 2019
Do you have Scottish blood running through your veins? Scottish heritage and Scottish history is rich and expansive, and there are many ways…
November 12, 2018
What comes to your mind when you think of Sweden? Is it ABBA, the Swedish pop group that gained worldwide fame in the 70s? Or is it Sweden’s…
November 27, 2019
Do you hail from Wales? Welsh heritage is rich and vibrant—one of its nation’s symbols is even a dragon! The dragon appears on the Welsh fla…

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