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Pereajalugu internetiajastul: diasporaa-genealoogia ja jätkuv ajalookirjutusprotsess

Anne Heimo;
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  • Published: 03 Apr 2014 Journal: Mäetagused, volume 56, pages 155-180 (issn: 1406-992X, eissn: 1406-9938, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Estonian Literary Museum of Scholarly Press
Since the 1990s there has been a notable increase in family history research and genealogy in many countries. The development and popularity of information and social networking technology has substantially contributed to this boom in family history. Numerous associations, museums, archives, memorials, the media and online projects are actively participating in the collection of family history and migrant memories, to preserve this increasingly transnational heritage for future generations. It has also resulted in a growing interest to search one’s ancestral roots in “the old home country”, to search for family members who have migrated to other parts of the world, or to share one’s own memories of migration with others. In this article the author focuses on Finnish migrants in Australia and their family history activities. Australia as “a nation of migrants“ actively supports its people to engage in family history research and publicly share their experiences of migration with others in many ways as part of its multicultural policy.
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free text keywords: Anthropology, Cultural Studies, diasporic genealogy, family history, family narrative, Finnish migrants in Australia, migration memories, participatory history culture, Genealogy, Family history, History, lcsh:Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology, lcsh:GN301-674
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  • Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
  • Social Science and Humanities
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