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The USCIS History Library online services began in the summer of 2009. Here you will find material from legacy Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) and some current USCIS material. For current USCIS material you must visit the website. For legacy material you are welcome to search our on-line catalog services and/or schedule an appointment to visit our library.

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This on-line catalog service does not hold or provide access to any genealogical records. This service is provided by the USCIS Genealogy Program, which is a fee-based service that provides family historians and other researchers with timely and accurate access to historical immigration and naturalization records.  For additional information please visit

Last Reviewed/Updated: 06/25/2014