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The journey in researching your other ethnicities. Firstly, the americans used the word I'm white, I am black, this is not going to help you, you need to find out your ethnicity, to start, ask, your loved ones where in europe, asia, africa, etc. did they come from and what ethnicity were they in europe, asia , africa, etc. example, example, many immigrants live in europe and made europe, their home for hundreds of years, thus, a syrian can live in europe and be a european citizen, but his ethnicity could be syrian. An italian could live in england and say i am english by virtue of citizenship, but descendents could have came from italy, a pakistani could live in italy and be an italian citizen and say i'm italian, but his ethnicity is pakistani, which was once called india. Then within these ethnicities there are clans, tribes, etc. This is important if you want to visit the villages where the clan, tribes, live. How do you start? ask your family members all of them, who know what about what, don't talk, be a listener when the family member is disclosing information. example, you could be a red headed puerto rican and after asking enough questions and writing names of your decendents and finding information on immigrants to puerto rico, you find your irish immigrants, who immigrated to puerto rico and discover your descendents red hair came from them. Possible places to check for your ancestors are: castle gardens.com about 1800-1912, ellisisland.org 1892-1924, also check for passenger list, ships manifest with passenger names from the ports of pennsalvania, ports of north carolina, ports of virginia, new orlean ports, make sure you google, pensalvania ports passenger list and do this for the other ports as well. go visit the national archives in your area, call the operator, get the information or find it on the computer, also, the church of latter day saints genealogy is helpful. native america, go to accessgenealogy.com, then look to your left scroll down you will see indian record click that look left again you wiil see indian rolls and databases click than look right, keep scrolling down you will see census of various indian tribes. i name some of the sources, ellis island, had immigrants from all over the world, carribean, africa, europe, china, japan, mexico, australia, india, south america, and the passenger list and ships manifest have a wealth of information and the site is free, only require you to fill out an application and make up a secret password, then you are on your way. have fun researching, also ancestry.com hs other ports as well. peace.

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