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The  USCIS Historical Research Branch offers several webinars for beginner and advanced researchers. They 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 schedule below.

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History Library Catalog and Services

This 12-minute webinar will introduce you to the USCIS History Library Program and online catalog. You’ll learn about the collection of public historical materials, catalog content and search interface, services for the public and how to get help or more information. For: general public researchers (beginner to advanced).

How Do I Participate ?

Choose the session you wish to attend from the schedule below. Click on the session reminder link and save this to your calendar.  On the day of the webinar, click on the link (included in the calendar reminder) to join the webinar. You can also return to this page, as early as 10 minutes before the session starts, and click the “attend session” link to enter the webinar.

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January– March 2017 Live Webinars Schedule

These webinars are at 1 p.m. Eastern

Worth Repeating Webinar: Tuesday, Jan 24

Thinking Across Time: Researching USCIS Records

Tuesday, Jan. 24

In this presentation, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) historical records expert Marian L. Smith will showcase late 19th and 20th century U.S. immigration and nationality records. She will also discuss how using a timeline can help predict what immigration and naturalization records may exist for a given immigrant, and how to request records from USCIS. Set a reminder on this webinar.

This webinar will not be recorded, so be sure to join us live.  

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For more information and how to submit questions for the next “Your Questions” webinar, click the link below.

“Worth Repeating” Webinar

 

Guide to I&N History: Thursday, Feb. 23

Guide to I&N History

Thursday, Feb. 23

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Guide to I&N History Research

Worth Repeating Webinar: Tuesday, March 21

Fact, Fiction, and Immigration Passenger Lists

Tuesday, March 21, 1:00 PM Eastern

In this webinar, Marian Smith will revive and update a 2006 presentation about understanding passenger list arrival records (originally titled “Making Sense of Immigration Passenger Lists”).  Topics include the availability of such records (what survived, how complete), how they were created (by whom, how, and where), and how assumptions we make can help or hinder research success. Set a reminder on this webinar.

This webinar will not be recorded, so be sure to join us live.  

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For more information and how to submit questions for the next “Your Questions” webinar, click the link below.

“Worth Repeating” Webinar

Guide to I&N History: April

Guide to I&N History

April 2017

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Guide to I&N History Research

 

Guide to I&N History Research

This every other month webinar delivered by an USCIS historian covers available historical records, and useful aids and procedures for requesting records at the National Archives and Records Administration or from USCIS through the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act. Some of these webinars will address issues or problems in researching specific historical topics. This webinar is for scholars and other advanced researchers. Set a reminder on this webinar.

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Worth Repeating Webinar

This every other month webinar will revisit some of the most successful presentations delivered to historical and genealogical audiences over the last 20-plus years. This webinar will cover historical immigration and nationality records created by the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service , and records found today either at the National Archives and Records Administration or USCIS. Set a reminder on this webinar.

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Adobe Connect

We are now using Adobe Connect to deliver webinars. If you have never attended an Adobe Connect session before:

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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
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