Saturday, July 31, 2010

Japanese-American vs. Japanese Genealogy Research

There seem to be a lot of resources out there for investigating Japanese-American lines; if the first immigrants in your family were a few generations back, there are various places to look: immigration records, census records, WWII internment camp records, etc. etc. But the story is a bit different for those researching Japanese genealogy. My dad is an issei, or first-generation immigrant, so all of the records for his family are actually in Japan, in Japanese. So I won't be too much help to those of you looking for your Japanese-American relatives, though all of the links in the sidebar will have resources for you. My task is searching for family in Japan, and it's a little more daunting...

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