Who came over?
Hints And Tips
When answering the ArrivalMaps/RelationShips “Who Came Over?” question: Provide the names of those in your lineage who where the first-generation transplants to these shores (the “first-gens” in jimaworks parlance).
Focus on a specific ancestor – one who was among the first in his or her branch of your family to make the trip to this new land from their ancestral home. Try also to obtain the names of any relations who made the voyage with him or her.
How Shown In ArrivalMap/RelationShips product: The “first-gens” being commemorated are usually listed on the Commemorative Plaque, but may alternatively or additionally be indicated in the Commemoration Title. See Product Anatomy
Want to see some ways to indicate the first-gen names on the product? Click here: Gallery Examples
Not Sure How? Ancestry Help
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If All Else Fails
If you are American, you know there was some ocean-crossing event that brought your name here, so if all else fails, you can use your own name.