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Sunday, December 4, 2022

SFBAJGS Presentation ZOOM

Free and everyone interested is welcome.

Time and Place:

1:00 pm until 2:30 pm, Pacific Time
At Your Home

Topic: The Increasingly Accessible U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Correspondence Files HANDOUT

Speaker: Marian Smith

This presentation will introduce researchers to immigration correspondence 1882-1957 and Bureau of Naturalization correspondence 1906-1946 at the National Archives (NARA) in Washington, DC, then discuss various finding aids that give access to the files. Among the finding aids covered will be original finding aids and indices (some digitized online, some available only at NARA) as well as in-progress indices being created by NARA to break down what has been a brick wall barring access. Also discussed will be how to request correspondence files from NARA.

Marian Smith is retired after 30 years as an historian for the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), later U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). She now spends some of her time working to create a course on researching U.S. immigration and nationality records, and occasionally speaks to researcher groups on late 19th- and 20th-century immigration and naturalization record topics.

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