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10 Tips to Help You Trace Emigrant Ancestors

By Alexandra Edmondson

One particularly intimidating brick wall that many people face when researching their family history is uncovering their ancestor's immigration story.

It can be difficult to know where to start looking through the records to find your ancestors that emigrated overseas, but there are many tips and techniques that you can use to get started. Once you overcome and break through the emigration brick wall, there's a whole new world of records for you to search next.

Here are 10 tips to help you trace your emigrant ancestors and to start breaking through that brick wall in no time.

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Ellis Island and Castle Garden Immigration Records