Because the LDS
Church has filmed so many records at sites overseas, genealogy in those places
can be efficiently done at LDS libraries in the United States. In fact, it
may be easier to do the research here, because all the records are in one
convenient place, rather than scattered in various repositories through out
Europe, South America, Canada, or wherever your ancestors lived.
Janna has successfully traced her Norwegian, Dutch, Danish, German, and English
ancestors all from the comfort of an air-conditioned library in Arizona.
We will be glad to check the condition of the microfilm records to see if we can
work with them. If we cannot do the work ourselves, we may refer you to an
expert in the language of the records. If the records you need have not yet been
microfilmed and correspondence in a foreign language is necessary, or the
translation of complex documents is involved, we may again refer you to an
If you do not know the name of your ancestral village, see our section on Immigration and Naturalization.
Help Me! Determine whether records for my village overseas have
I am planning a trip to Ireland and want to see the original records. Can
you work on my Irish line and tell me where the records might be?
I cannot read Italian. Please translate this.
The immigration record says they were from Plzen in Zapadocesky (or any
other place). Where is that located
and have any records been microfilmed and for what years?