Genealogy Report (20%)
As an exercise in practical data collection and historical immigration politics, students will create a genealogical family tree spanning 5 generations to identify the migration patterns of their ancestors during class time. Students will write a 3-page paper outside of class that explains their family’s migration story to and/or within the United States in detail. Students should use interviews, newspapers, genealogy websites, obituaries etc. to create their migration story and document their data in a bibliography.
Presentation and Submission:
The following list of resources has been complied to assist you with the first research assignment in Dr. Silva's sections of PSCI 3100: Immigration Politics.
Many genealogy resources are fee based; some are available through Libraries and others available through private subscriptions. Examples of these are Ancestry.com and Fold3.com. These sometimes offer free trials and are really robust sites.
TOP RESOURCES FOR GENEALOGY RESEARCH