Tracing Immigrants Origin Census

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Tracing Immigrant Origins
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Part 2. Country of Arrival

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 Country of Arrival Record Types

Part 3. Country of Origin

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 Country of Origin Record Types

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Although census records exist in Continental Europe, Scandinavia, Africa, Asia, and Latin America, they generally do not have indexes as do United States census records. The following census indexes are now available on the Internet:

In many countries, censuses usually cover fairly small areas if they exist at all. They can be used to identify or eliminate possible places an emigrant might have lived. The national Wiki articles for "Census" describe the availability of censuses and indexes for various countries.