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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.

 

November 2014 – February 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, November 6, 2014 1:00 PM (Eastern) Attend Session

Thursday, December 4, 2014 1:00 PM (Eastern) Attend Session

Thursday, February 5, 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, November 13, 2014 1:00 PM (Eastern) Attend Session

Thursday, December 11, 2014 1:00 PM (Eastern) Attend Session

Thursday, January 8, 2015 1:00 PM (Eastern) Attend Session

Thursday, February 12, 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

Friday, February 20, 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, January 23, 2015 1:00 PM (Eastern) Attend Session

 

Join this LIVE web meeting/webinar with US Citizenship and Immigration Service’s Marian Smith to learn about the variety of records and files created for immigrants under the Chinese Exclusion Acts, 1882-1955.

 

INS Chinese Exclusion Files:  Another Perspective

 

This presentation will focus on research issues surrounding Chinese Exclusion Act case files created by the former Immigration and Naturalization Service and now available to researchers at numerous National Archives facilities across the country.  Using examples taken from the USCIS Master Index, attendees will learn that most early 20th century Chinese immigrants have more than one file in more than one record series or location.  INS’ inventory and indexing of all these files will also be discussed.  This “behind the scenes” perspective is meant to provide researchers--and the Archivists who help them—with an enhanced understanding of the Chinese Exclusion files.  The presentation is not recorded

 

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

 

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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: 01/27/2015