Conquer the Continental Divide Resources

By David Fryxell Premium

Ready to dive into immigrant research? Start with this sampling of the best resources for exploring your European roots, from A for Albania to, well, U for Ukrainian. Of course, we don’t have room to include all the great resources for each immigrant group. For more research tips, Web sites, books and organizations relating to your ancestors’ European homeland, see our Ethnic Toolkits and the Family Tree Guide Book to Europe (Betterway Books).


Albania Mailing Lists


Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada-Reno/322, Reno, NV 89557, (775) 784-4854 Ext. 254


Belarusian Genealogy


The Belgium-Roots Project

The Emigrants from Belgium to the United States and Canada

Bosnian & Herzogovinian

Bosnia-Herzegovina GenWeb

Bulgarian & Macedonian

Bulgaria GenWeb

Genealogy Macedonia


The Carpathian Connection

Carpatho-Rusyn Genealogy Web Site

Carpatho-Rusyn Society, 125 Westland Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15217


Croatia GenWeb

Croatian Genealogical and Heraldic Society, 2527 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos, CA 94070, (415) 592-1190

A Guide to Croatian Genealogy
by Adam S. Eterovich (Ragusan Press)

Czech & Slovak

Archives of the Czechs and Slovaks Abroad, University of Chicago Library, 1100 E. 57th St., Chicago, IL 60637, (773) 702-8456

Czech GenWeb

It’s All Relative

Slovak GenWeb


Danish Demographic Database

Danish Emigration Archives, Arkivstrde 1, Box 1731, DK-9100, Aalborg, Denmark

Facts About Genealogical Research in Denmark

National Danish-American Genealogical Society, 5768 Olson Memorial Highway, Golden Valley, MN 55422



Dutch Genealogy

Dutch Genealogy Links


1901 Census Online

Ancestor SuperSearch

British Isles Family History Society-USA
2531 Sawtelle Boulevard PMB 134, Los Angeles, CA 90064,

English Origins

Federation of Family History Societies
Box 2425, Coventry CV5 6YX, England,

A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your English Ancestors by Paul Milner & Linda Jonas (Betterway Books, $18.99)



Estonian Genealogical Society
Pk 4419, 10511 Tallinn, Estonia,

How to Find Relatives in Estonia


Beginner’s Guide to Finnish Family History Research

Family History Finland

Institute of Migration Emigrant Register
Piispankatu 3, 20500 Turku, Finland,


American-French Genealogical Society
Box 2113, Pawtucket, RI 02861, (401) 765-6141,

Beginning Franco-American Genealogy by Dennis M. Boudreau (American-French
Genealogical Society, $7)

France GenWeb



National Huguenot Society
9033 Lyndale Ave. S. #108, Bloomington, MN 55437, (952) 885-9776,


A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Germanic Ancestors by Chris S. Anderson and Ernest Thode (Betterway, $18.99)

German Genealogy

German Genealogical Society of America
2125 Wright Ave., Suite C-9, La Verne, CA 91750, (909) 593-0509,

German Roots

Germany GenWeb Project

Hamburg Link to Your Roots

Palatines to America
611 E. Webster Road, Columbus, OH 43211, (614) 267-4700,


Greek Genealogy

Greek Genealogy Research, 2nd edition by Lica H. Catsakis with Dan Schlyter (SIPEO, $10)


Hungary GenWeb



Emigration from Iceland to North America


Ireland GenWeb Project

Irish Origins

The Irish Family History Foundation

The Irish Genealogical Foundation
Box 7575, Department HPA, Kansas City, MO 64116, (816) 454-2410,

Irish Genealogical Society International
Box 16585, St. Paul, MN 55116

A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Irish Ancestors by Dwight A. Radford & Kyle J. Betit (Betterway Books, $19.99)

National Archives of Ireland


American Italian Heritage Association
Box 3136, Albany, NY 12203, (518) 435-0591

Data Banks on Italian Emigrants

A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Italian Ancestors by Lynn Nelson
(Betterway Books, $16.99)

Italian Genealogical Society of America
Box 3572, Peabody, MA 01961

Italy WorldGenWeb

Pursuing Our Italian Names Together


Latvian GenWeb


Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
Immigration History and Genealogy Department, 6500 S. Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60629
(773) 582-6500

How To Find Relatives in Lithuania

Lithuanian Global Genealogical Society
Box 109, Redondo Beach, CA 90277


Luxembourg GenWeb


Ancestors from Norway

National Archives of Norway Digital Archive

Norwegian Emigration Center
Strandkaien 31, N-4005, Stavanger, Norway

Vesterheim Genealogical Center
415 W. Main St., Madison, WI 53703, (608) 255-2224


Genealogy and Poland


Polish Genealogical Society of America
984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622


American-Portuguese Genealogical Society
Box 644, Taunton, MA 02780

Portuguese Genealogy Links

Portuguese Passenger Ship Master List


Romania GenWeb

Romanian American Heritage Center
2540 Grey Tower Road, Jackson, MI 49201, (517) 522-8260,

Romanian Genealogy


ArcheoBiblioBase: Archives in Russia

Researching Russian Roots

Russian-American Genealogical Archival Source (RAGAS)
Box 1112, 1929 18th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009,


GENUKI: Scotland

National Archives of Scotland

Scotland GenWeb

Scottish Archive Network

Scotlands People

Scottish Census Transcriptions

A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Scottish Ancestors by Linda Jonas & Paul Milner (Betterway Books, $19.99)

Serbian & Montenegrin

Cultural Society of South Slavs
3510 Xylon Ave. N., New Hope, MN 55427, (612) 544-6433

Montenegrin Association of America
805 Magnolia St., Menlo Park, CA 94025

Serbia GenWeb


Slovenia GenWeb

Slovenian Genealogical Society
52 Old Farm Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011, (717) 731-8804


CIDA Database

Hispanic Genealogy Sources

Spanish Genealogy

Spanish GenWeb

Spanish Ministry of Culture Archives Catalog


Demographic Data Base


Swedish Census Database

Swedish Ancestry Research Association
Box 70603, Worcester, MA 01607,

Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center Augustana College, 639 38th St., Rock Island, IL 61201
(309) 794-7204

Ukrainian & Moldovan

Moldova GenWeb

Ukraine WorldGenWeb