I want to work on my Korean ancestry on my mother's side, but have encountered two obstacles. The first is that I don't speak or read Korean and the second is that I can't find any records or information for my Korean ancestors beyond my great-grandparents.
Is there a way to do this work without knowing Korean? I'm learning it but am far from fluent.
Where can I find records?
Also, does the Korean war and the division of the peninsula pose any challenges for finding records?
My mother is the first to immigrate from S. Korea to the US.