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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Historical Research Branch offers several webinars designed for beginning and advanced researchers. Webinars are an easy and free way to learn about the USCIS History, Library, and Genealogy programs and services from agency historians, librarians, and program representatives. We invite you to view our upcoming webinar schedule below.

Webinars

How Do I Participate ?

Choose the session you wish to attend from schedules below. Add it to your calendar or send yourself a reminder using the link provided. On the day of the webinar return to this page as early as 10 minutes before the session starts and click the “attend session” link to enter the webinar.

 

March – May 2015 Webinars Schedule

History Library Catalog and Services

This 30-minute webinar introduces the USCIS History Library Program and online catalog, and familiarizes attendees with the collection of public historical materials, catalog content and search interface, services for the public, and how/where to get help/more information. General public researchers(beginner to advanced). Send myself a reminder on this webinar.

Date/Time

Thursday, April 2, 2015 1:00 PM (Eastern) Attend Session

Thursday, May 7, 2015 1:00 PM (Eastern)  Attend Session

 

 

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Genealogy Program Introduction

This 30-minute webinar introduces the USCIS Genealogy Program and familiarizes attendees with the services, fees, website, request processes, and how/where to get help/more information. General public genealogists (beginner to advanced).Send myself a reminder on this webinar.

Date/Time

Thursday, April 9, 2015 1:00 PM (Eastern) Attend Session

Thursday, May 14, 2015 1:00 PM (Eastern) Attend Session

 

 

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Guide to I&N History Research

A bi-monthly webinar delivered by the USCIS Historian covering available historical records, useful finding aids, and procedures for requesting records at the National Archives or from USCIS via FOIA/PA. Occasional webinars in this series may address issues or problems in researching specific historical topics. Scholars and other advanced researchers.Send myself a reminder on this webinar.

Date/Time

Thursday, April 23, 2015 1:00 PM(Eastern) Attend Session
 

 

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“Records Found” Case Studies

A bi-monthly “teaching with documents” webinar presenting selected documents from among those processed by the USCIS Genealogy Program or found among agency records at the National Archives or online. Professional genealogists, genealogical writers and educators. Send myself a reminder on this webinar.

Date/Time

Friday, March 27, 2015 1:00 PM (Eastern) Attend Session

How Castle Garden Records Burned in the Ellis Island Fire

Exactly what records burned in the 1897 fire that consumed Ellis Island?  Were “some,” “many,” “most,” or “all” records destroyed?  Were passenger lists destroyed or “only administrative” records?  Some say State and municipal records were burned, but why would those records be at a Federal immigration station?  Did we really lose anything in that fire?  Join Marian L. Smith and the live USCIS Records Found webinar at 1:00 p.m. ET on Friday, March 27th for answers to these burning questions for New York passenger list research.

Handout: Printable outline for note-taking (PDF)

 

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What is a Webinar?

A Webinar is a seminar or other presentation that takes place on the Internet, allowing participants in different locations to see and hear the presenter, ask questions, and sometimes answer polls.

Never Used ATT Connect?

If you have never used ATT Connect before, Click Here to setup your computer before Webinar. You may also choose to let your computer setup automatically when entering your session. (please allow some extra time for the setup).

I was denied access into a meeting, why?

Some common reasons why access could be denied are:

  • Access can be denied if the Webinar session has reached the maximum lines capacity of 125
  • Customer workstation may not be compatible with ATT Connect

We do apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for understanding.

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For Questions Please Contact
History LibraryCISHistory.Library@uscis.dhs.gov
Guide to I & N History ResearchCISHistory.Library@uscis.dhs.gov
Genealogy Program IntroductionGenealogy.USCIS@uscis.dhs.gov
Records Found Case StudiesCISHistory.Library@uscis.dhs.gov

 

 

 

 

 

 
Last Reviewed/Updated: 03/26/2015