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  • Russia

    Russia

    Moscow, the country's capital city, is the major economic and political centre. Although part of the European Union, Russia is still considered a part of the Asian subcontinent. Both Moscow and St. Petersburg boast some fantastic architecture, with historic and interesting buildings at every turn.


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  • Spain

    Spain

    Spain has a rich history. Bordered by the snow capped Pyrenees in the east to the sunny beaches in the south, Spain is the second largest country in the EU. As well as the mainland, territory includes two island archipelagos, The Balearics and the Canaries, and two enclaves on the North African coast, Ceuta and Melilla.

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  • China

    China

    China is part of East Asia and is situated between North Korea and Vietnam, and is the world's fourth-largest country in total area. With a history stretching back over 4000 years, ancient momuments are many, from the Great Wall of China to The Grand Canal.

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  • Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka

    Situated in the Indian Ocean in south-central Asia, Sri Lanka was first populated by the Sinhalese people from north India. Known formerly as Ceylon, the Islands declared independence in 1948 and subsequently changed its name to Sri Lanka in 1972. The economy of the country is very much tourism based. Its attractions include the beautiful sandy beaches and the stunning mountain regions.

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  • Japan

    Japan

    Japan is a country of many islands along the Pacific coast of Asia. Much of the terrain is either mountainous or dense forest, so most inhabited areas tend to be in coastal regions. Being a country that is difficult to farm, Japan has to rely heavily on import for food but has an excellent export market, being the home to many manufacturing giants, exporting electronics, motor vehicles as well as chemicals. ...
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  • Malta

    Malta

    Malta, a country composed of three major islands, is located in the Mediterranean Sea south of Italy. It became a British colony in 1814 only to gain independence in 1964. Tourism is the main industry in Malta. Malta is a Roman Catholic Country.

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  • The Netherlands

    The Netherlands

    Almost 50% of the Netherlands is at, or below, sea level with the threat that the North Sea will increase this proportion. Famous for its windmills and traditional clogs, the Netherlands also exports flowers. Amsterdam, the capital city, is renowned for being free thinking and forward in its approach to modern day living.

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  • Portugal

    Portugal

    Portugal is situated at the south-west point of Europe, bordered with Spain and also includes the Madeira and Azores archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean. The country as a whole is one of contrast, from the cosmopolitan resorts in the south to the relative unspoiled and often undeveloped parts of the countryside comprising small town and villages where the pace and style of living has remained unchanged for many years.

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    Sweden

    Sweden is the third largest country in Western Europe and has a long tradition as a major exporter of iron, copper and timber, and is said to be one of the worlds most beautiful countries.

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  • World Index
    by Caroline
    On this page, you will find links to all the countries which have a page in the Reference Library.

    Included here are links to resources which are of global interest, historically, geographically or genealogically.

    Links which are specific to a nation or area of a country will be found on their own page.

    If you come across any links which you think will be of interest for this page, please add them to the comment box at the foot of the page and a moderator...
    07-03-20, 17:36
  • Home Page
    by Caroline
    ABOUT US

    Family Tree Forum was founded in September 2006. Our primary aim is to provide a site where our members can research and socialise in a safe, friendly and helpful environment. Registration is free, and our members are dedicated to assisting all genealogists, whether they are beginners or experienced researchers.

    Please be aware that despite the name, we are not a forum specifically for FTDNA or the software Family Tree Maker, although our members may well be able...
    06-03-20, 12:54
  • Getting Started Guide
    by Caroline
    The Family Tree Forum Guide to Getting Started with your family history contains step by step advice with links to useful resources on our site, and elsewhere online, together with further pages of advice written by our members.

    These include guides to the main areas of research such as census returns and certificates as well as some visual guides and case...
    04-03-20, 10:22
  • Research Offers: Record Offices/Archives/Libraries
    by Caroline
    IMPORTANT:
    • Please read our Guidelines before requesting or offering lookups.
    • If you wish to offer to undertake Record Office, Archive or Library lookups, please add your details in the comments box at the bottom of this page and we will add them to the appropriate section.


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  • Research Offers: Photographs
    by Caroline
    IMPORTANT:
    • Please read our Guidelines before requesting or offering lookups.
    • If you wish to offer to take photographs please add your details in the comments box at the bottom of this page and we will add them to the appropriate section.


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  • Searching a census in findmypast
    by Caroline
    You can use details for birthplace on the individual census record set search pages, found from the A-Z of Record sets, but you can only search one census at a time from those pages.
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