Family history majors at Brigham Young University intern at various repositories of European countries and obtain copies of emigration registers, passport applications, and other records that contain hometown information for each emigrant. These records are indexed in the Immigrant Ancestors Project (IAP). After ten years of consistent work, students have created a database containing over 480,000 entries. A significant number of the indexed records are located at The National Archives. This talk will inform about the use of the IAP database to help locate original records of interest. The IAP database is online at http://immigrants.byu.edu and is available at no charge.
Jill N Crandell, MA, AGRA is the director of the Center for Family History and Genealogy at Brigham Young University. She is an Accredited Genealogist and holds an MA in history and a BA in family and community history. She is currently serving as the chair of the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen).