Ethnic & Religious Ancestry
researchers have difficulty finding information on their ancestors in the
general genealogical resources available. In some instances, such as
slaves and native Americans, records were scanty, not consistently recorded, or
recorded in less well known collections and databases. These ancestors as
well as immigrants of many nationalities may have had their surnames spelled in
a variety of ways in different records of the same time period.
persons of a particular religion or ethnic group immigrated and migrated in the
United States with relatives or groups of persons of the same ethnic or
religious background. Native American ancestors may have been moved onto
reservations. Knowing the tribal background and history is helpful. The
links suggested here will often provide records, helpful background
information, or researchers with similar interests to assist the genealogist.