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Although Dominican immigration has historically been fairly small, it has grown rapidly in recent years, with more than a quarter million Dominicans immigrating to the U.S. during the 1980s. Most of these immigrants have come to the U.S. in search of better-paid employment, with many Dominicans eventually returning to their native country. The largest concentration of Dominicans is located in New York City.

Contacts and Sources

Institute of Genealogy and History for Latin America
316 West 500 North
St. George, UT 84770
Telephone: (801) 652-1710
Fax: (801) 674-5787
For more information about the Institute of Genealogy and History for Latin America, see the topic Institute of Genealogy and History for Latin America.

Web Sites

Helpful Web Sites offers links to many helpful Web sites that focus on the Dominican Republic:


  • The Making of a Transnational Community: Migration, Development, and Cultural Change in the Dominican Republic, by Eugenia Georges
  • Between Two Islands: Dominican International Migration, by Sherri Grasmuck

For some tips on researching abroad, see the topic All about international resources.

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