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Congregation Beth David's Young Adult Group for Jewish 20 & 30 Somethings

For the Jewish Genealogist: Marian Smith Historian at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (former INS)

Posted by challahbackgirl on December 14, 2007

Meeting of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
Sunday, January 13, 1:00 pm
A very special visit to the West Coast by the Hisotrian of the USCIS (formerly INS); sponsored by the SFBAJGS.

Time and Place: Doors open 12:30 pm, Program begins 1:00 pm at Jewish Community High School (1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA). Free parking: enter parking garage from Pierce Street. See map.
Topic: The Universe of Immigration Records, 1882-1954
Speaker: Marian Smith, Historian at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (former INS)

USCIS Historian Marian Smith’s lecture will focus on records of the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS, now USCIS) found at the National Archives and in Agency custody. It will begin with an overview of all types of records created and maintained over time, and how these records are distributed between the two agencies. Her talk will then cover the services and records becoming available through the new USCIS Genealogy Program. Finally, a question and answer session will address the particular interests and concerns of researchers. Guests are always welcome. Please come join us for this very special meeting!


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