Immigrant Ancestors Project

Immigrant Ancestors is a project sponsored by Brigham Young University's Center for Family History and Genealogy. To create the database, student interns gather emigrant records from repositories throughout Europe, then bring them back to the project team at Brigham Young University (BYU). The contents are then extracted and verified by BYU student researchers before being added to the database.

Funds raised for the project through generous donors will pay wages to student researchers and provide microfilm, digital images or photocopies of immigrant records that will ultimately be extracted, indexed and made available to genealogists and family historians everywhere. For any questions regarding the project or to make a donation to the project, we invite you to contact us.