Ethnography

Books that tell life stories through the use of personal and eyewitness accounts.

See also our Heritage Pages for help learning more about your specific family.

Immigrant Lives

General Resources
African Americans
Asian Americans
Basque Americans
Dutch Americans
French Americans
French Canadians
German Americans
Germans from Russia
Greek & Armenian Americans
Irish Americans
Italian Americans
Latino Americans
Polish Americans
Russian Americans
Scandinavian Americans


Lives in Stress

Addiction
Crime & Delinquency
Economic Stress
Gangs
Loss
Prison

 

Lives in Families
Family life
Marriage & relationships
Childhood
Adolescence
Adoption
Foster Care
Orphans

Domestic Violence
Sexuality
Teenage Pregnancy
    

Lives in Health
Autism & Learning Disabilities
Cancer
Deaf Experience
Depression & Anxiety
Eating Disorders
Epidemics
Mental Health Issues
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Lives in Religion

Early American Religion
20th Century Religion
Christianity:
   Amish, Hutterite & Mennonite
   Latter Day Saints
   Quaker
Islam
Judaism
 

Lives in Places:
Africa
Asia (East)

Asia (South/Central)
Asia (West/Middle East)z
Europe
Mexico, Caribbean & Central America
Oceania

South America
Native American
North America: N Eastern
North America S Eastern
North America: S. Central
North America: Midwestern
North America: Western
North America: Far West

Lives in Times:
 

Colonial to 1900

Colonial America through
   the American Revolution
America 1784-1860
Civil War Era 1860-1870
America 1870-1920

 

20th century

1900-1920
America 1920s
America 1930s
America 1940s
Holocaust
Japanese Experience
 During the War Years
America 1950s
America 1960s
America 1970s
America 1980s
America 1990s

Lives in Work
Education
Working in America
Craftsmen
Farmers

Farm Workers
Finance & Business
Law & Justice
Logging
Outlaws
Industrialization
Merchants
Miners
Pirates
Railroad & Transportation
Servants
Soldiers & Sailors
Teachers
Traders

Immigrant

IMMIGRANT LIVES Ethnography that focuses on the immigrant experience in America and the influences of ethnicity for groups like the Irish, German etc.

Family

LIVES IN FAMILIES: Ethnographies about family life, children, relationships.

Health

LIVES IN HEALTH: Ethnographies about the experience of epidemics, health issues and their effect on families.

Groups

LIVES IN RELIGION: Ethnography that focuses on families that were part of a specific religious movement.

hardship

LIVES IN STRESS Ethnography that focuses on the experiences caused by substance abuse, crime, prison, trauma

LIVES IN Work Ethnography that focuses on work, education, occupation

EthAfrica

LIVES IN PLACES: AFRICA

EthAsia

LIVES IN PLACES: ASIA (EASTERN) China, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand

EthAsiaCentral

LIVES IN PLACES: ASIA: (CENTRAL) Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Mynamar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tibet.

EthMiddleEastern

LIVES IN PLACES: WESTERN ASIA (MIDDLE EAST): Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, All Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan,Yemen.

Europe

LIVES IN PLACES: EUROPE

Latin America

LIVES IN PLACES: LATIN AMERICA: Mexico the Caribbean & Central America

South America

LIVES IN PLACES: SOUTH AMERICA Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela

EthOceania

LIVES IN PLACES: OCEANIA Australia, Fiji, Malaysia, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Zealand, Phillipines,] Polynesia, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu

NativeAmerican

LIVES IN PLACES: NORTH AMERICA Native American

New England

LIVES IN PLACES: NORTH AMERICA NORTHEASTERN Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont - Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, Canada

Appalachian

LIVES IN PLACES: NORTH AMERICA SOUTHEASTERN Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia

SOUTH CENTRAL

LIVES IN PLACES: NORTH AMERICA SOUTH CENTRAL Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas

Midwest

LIVES IN PLACES NORTH AMERICA MIDWESTERN Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio - Ontario, Canada

Western

LIVES IN PLACES: NORTH AMERICA WESTERN Colorado, Kansas Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming - Saskatchewan & Manitoba, Canada

Northwest

LIVES IN PLACES: NORTH AMERICA FAR WESTERN Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington - British Columbia & Alberta, Canada

20th century

LIVES IN TIMES: Ethnography by time era. 20th century

earlyamerica

LIVES IN TIMES: Ethnography by time era. Colonial to 1900