Americans' Search for Their Roots


The search for family ancestors is no longer the special province of antiquarians, status seekers and blue bloods. Most of those now engaged in genealogical research are fully aware that it will more likely lead to Ellis Island records than the Mayflower passenger list. Immigration records and other pertinent information are now more accessible, thanks to computerized data retrieval systems. But genealogical research is still a labor-intensive pursuit, engaging possibly ...

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