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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

Thursday, February 26, 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, November 21, 2014 1:00 PM (Eastern) Attend Session

 

Join this LIVE web meeting/webinar with US Citizenship and Immigration Service’s Marian Smith to learn how to identify immigrants whose 1906-1921 arrival records were filed separately from traditional passenger manifest records.

 

Back-Dated Arrival Records:  Nunc Pro Tunc (“Now for Then”) Examinations at Ellis Island, 1911-1921

 

After 1911, many immigrants living in the New York City area found they could not naturalize and become US citizens because there was no record of their lawful admission to the United States.  Almost all of these immigrants arrived after ca. 1905 and before 1921.  Most arrived as young men, and as seamen, at a variety of US ports of entry.  This presentation will focus on official arrival records created for those immigrants when they later visited Ellis Island for belated examination under US immigration law.  Those records supported the immigrants' eventual naturalization petitions claiming arrival on ships where their names cannot be found on the passenger manifest. The presentation is not recorded

 

Friday, January 16, 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: 11/18/2014