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The Immigrant Ancestors Project: Gathering and Indexing 900,000 Names

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Center for Family History and Genealogy, Department of History, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
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Department of History, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
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Genealogy 2018, 2(4), 51; https://doi.org/10.3390/genealogy2040051
Received: 12 October 2018 / Revised: 12 November 2018 / Accepted: 15 November 2018 / Published: 24 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Genealogy and Immigration)
The Immigrant Ancestors Project (IAP) is sponsored by the Center for Family History and Genealogy at Brigham Young University, which is located in Provo, Utah, United States. For eighteen years, students have served summer internships in Europe to acquire images of emigration records, focusing on those containing information about the emigrant’s hometown. In a mentored-learning environment, hundreds of students have worked on this index to help people all over the world discover their ancestors’ hometowns. The IAP database currently contains over 900,000 names, and it is available to the public free of charge. This paper discusses the history of IAP, as well as the benefits to those who use this significant online index. View Full-Text
Keywords: immigrant; ancestors; genealogy; family history; Europe; Britain; name index; emigration; immigration immigrant; ancestors; genealogy; family history; Europe; Britain; name index; emigration; immigration
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Crandell, J.N.; Champenois, C.N. The Immigrant Ancestors Project: Gathering and Indexing 900,000 Names. Genealogy 2018, 2, 51.

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