The 58th Presidential Election ends tonight, and this election has been one of the most controversial elections to date. Stakes are high, and anticipation is at a max to see who our next president will be. If you're worried about the results of tonight's election, this may be a great time to roll up your sleeves and dig into your family history because you might just be able to discover a document, or two, that will provide you with the evidence to achieve citizenship in another country! Let's hope it doesn't come to that, but it's always important to have a backup plan, right?

To help you uncover your family history and to see where your family came from, we've compiled a list of some helpful genealogy blog resources to help you get back to your first ancestor, or your, origin ancestor, overseas. If you're completely unhappy with tonight's election results and all else fails, opt for plan B, or citizenship through descent! How can family history help?

Findmypast can help you uncover those documents that can help prove your lineage and help you gain access to those documents that might be required when applying for citizenship through descent. Say, for example, that you need proof that your grandmother was born in Ireland. If you search our Irish birth records for your grandmother and discover her in the records, then you can order the official birth record from their government office and get your application for dual citizenship going.

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Finding your immigrant ancestor

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Part 3: Uncover evidence of your Irish and British ancestors in their home country

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These are just a few of the many resources available to you from our blog to help you get started with tracking which of your ancestors came to America first, and worst case scenario help you with your temporary exit strategy. Happy Election Day!