|How to Discover European Family Origin
The first place to look when trying to figure out your family's cultural origin is to check port logs. Like Ellis
Island in Manhattan, Southern ports also kept records of those immigrating to America. Galveston and New
Orleans were the two main ports that processed new arrivals.
|Researching European Ancestry
|Typical southern home.
|German immigration map for Texas, made in 1849, Library of Congress.
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