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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