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Because America is a nation of immigrants, one of the
most requested educational topics among family history enthusiasts is
how to find the origins of immigrant ancestors. To trace your immigrant
ancestry you must have an exact location in the homeland.
than 50,000,000 immigrants have arrived on America's shores. Many of
them share your ancestor's name. How in the world can you tell which
one is YOUR immigrant ancestor? But WAIT. You may have more than just
one immigrant ancestor. If you are like most Americans, you may have
dozens of immigrant ancestors. Some may have come on the Mayflower and
some may have come through Ellis Island in this very century. In the
country your ancestors came from there are even more people with your