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North American Government Records about your Chinese Immigrant Ancestors

In the mid-1800s, Chinese immigrants arrived in North America in increasing numbers. Most were working men who found jobs on railroads and in other labor-intensive but low-paying occupations. As their numbers grew, so did prejudice against Chinese immigrants. Eventually the governments of both Canada and the United States restricted Chinese immigration and created special records… Continue Reading →

Finding Your Finnish Ancestors

Located at the very top of Europe, Finland sometimes flies under the radar. But with its vast natural beauty, excellent education system, and of course, as the official home of Santa Claus (at least according to the people of Finland), perhaps it shouldn’t.  With a population of around 5.5 million people, Finland has one of the lowest population densities in Europe. Yet Finland also has… Continue Reading →