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Next Meeting (via Zoom)

Sunday, February 14, 2021, presentation from 1:30-3:30 PM, Ask the Experts/Schmoozing Corner starts at 1:10 PM

"Researching USCIS Records", Marian Smith

This presentation will be an overview of three historical eras of US immigration and naturalization records, illustrated with documents of Jewish immigrants. Using a timeline tool, she demonstrates how plotting an immigrant's life events can identify what records may exist for that particular immigrant and where these records can be found.

Speaker: Marian Smith retired in 2018 after thirty years as an Historian for the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), later, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). She now speaks to groups on US immigration and nationality records and leads the I&N Records Fortnightly study group. Marian last spoke with JGSCV in 2013.

[Marian Smith photo]

Marian Smith

Handout for meeting: Researching USCIS records handout

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