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Honors 380 - Writing Your Heritage: Resources for Family Research

Questions to consider...


How did family members in the diaspora uphold their traditions?

Which of these traditions survive today?

Are there traditions that your parents or grandparents tried to keep that are not being upheld by your generation?

How do Americans reconnect with lost cultural traditions?

Can the Internet help diasporic communities connect with the culture in their homeland?

Did your cultural group assimilate easily? Which traditions did they maintain? How were these maintained? Are there movements to try and reclaim some of these traditions?

What factors have influenced your own cultural identity? How has your cultural identity changed since the time of your grandparents, or your great-grandparents?

Who is the custodian of culture in your family?

Whose cultural traditions are stronger,your mother's or your father's? Why?

What was the mood in the United States toward your heritage group at the time of their immigration? What prejudices did they have to face?

How has this situation changed since their immigration?

How is traditional culture preserved and manifested in your ancestral country today?

 Are you familiar with today's pop culture in your ancestral country?

 

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