Tree thumbnailMany people are curious about their ancestry and ways to research their genealogy.

Often, they look to local history organizations as a source of information about their past.

This leaflet shows how local organizations can be resources for genealogists.

Creigh suggests identifying local ethnic groups first and using census tables as a vital resource to answer their questions.

Understanding who and why they came will help better interpretation of these groups within the community.

Creigh suggests using oral history as a means of understanding the change in lifestyle immigrants experienced when improving interpretation of these groups and includes resources for doing oral history.

Technical Leaflet #108 (1978)

For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 19, Highlighting Culture.