America is a land of immigrants and therefore many Americans researching their family tree eventually need to find immigration records. Luckily, the government, through the USCIS, has a selection of documents which can help you trace your family history. A good place to start is with USCIS form G-1041 (Genealogy Index Search Request). This form allows you to search the USCIS indices to determine whether there may be anything related to your specific search in USCIS records. This form will not give you copies of the records, but rather the file number of any relevant records. If your request uncovers some records that you wish to get copies, you will need to file a separate form to get copies of the records.