Decide, by what right are you going to prove their nationality. There are two options: a law of blood and law of soil. In the first case, it is sufficient to collect the documents that confirm your kinship with the representatives of the nation need you, even if geographically these representatives do not live on the territory of the national state (e.g. Jewish by birth, living in Russia, the legislation of Israel and still be considered Jews). On the contrary, if your ancestors for a long time lived on the territory of European States (e.g. Poland), you can prove this fact his attitude to the nation of the poles.
Take the birth certificate of their parents or grandparents. The nationalityspecified in them, will be yours, adjusted for the particularities of some countries. So, if in Russia belonging to a nation is determined by the father in Israel - mother. Attach a birth certificate of the father or mother documents proving your relationship, and with this set, please contact that organization, which is required to provide evidence of your nationality.
If you need to prove the nationality for expatriates and documents confirming your right to receive citizenship in another country, not preserved or nationality they are not specified (documents of pre-revolutionary), see the specialists. Make a request to the Consulate or Embassy of the country where your ancestors lived. Along with a petition for repatriation request information that in a certain period of time the person who is your direct ancestor lived in the territory of that state.
Ask for advice in the community or at national-cultural autonomy of the nation, belonging to which you need to prove. Either hire a lawyer specializing in the repatriation.
Advice 2 : How to find your Jewish roots
Each of us interested in family history and the secrets of the origin. Many have suspicions and guesses about the relatives of Jewish blood. In fact, you can not only guess, but try to get to the truth. There are several quite effective ways.
You will need
- - Internet access
- - a certain amount of money
Investigate among relatives and even the most distant relatives. You need to know literally everything about their family life. The basic facts that you may need: accommodation, classes, parents, friends and relatives with whom contact was their parents, location at the time before the war, various details connected with it. You also need to learn about pre-war life of the family and their prosperity. Information on senior representatives of that generation will also be useful. Possible to find out about the nature and habits of the parents of your relatives. And of course, you need to ask about life before the war and the subsequent fate of the family member.
Record all the information known to you (preferably in English) in specialized programs. Of free offers PAF, subsequently you can already buy more advanced, such as RootsMagic, Ages, GenBox. You can specify not only the names but also some more details of your alleged relatives.
Search for, recycling as much as possible different information. You can search for information about the places where your relatives lived, and to connect with people with similar names. Ways just a lot of free portals, they will surely appeal to you. Various databases of emigrants from Eastern Europe, lists of emigrants to the United States of America in the nineteenth-twentieth century. As well as various Russian genealogical forums. Before you spend money for access to the archives, look carefully there.
Start searching in the archives. Pay for access is worth only if you did not help either search the Internet or attempts to get in touch with the alleged relatives. Archives work in several ways. You can access directly or to hire someone who will look up information for you. This is convenient because it is taken for professionals, but the cost of services may seem high. In any case, the choice is yours.