History Office Webinars
The USCIS History Office and Library offers webinars for beginner and advanced researchers. They are an easy and free way to learn about methods and topics in immigration and citizenship history, including genealogy.
Presenters will analyze documents and discuss resources available through our library, the USCIS Genealogy Program, the National Archives and Records Administration, and other sources.
Please contact our staff at CISHISTORY.LIBRARY@uscis.dhs.gov with questions or feedback. For any technical questions regarding WebEx, please see the instructions at the bottom of this page.
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Live Webinars Schedule
Wednesday, May 31, 2023, 1 to 2 p.m. (Eastern)
Asian American Women, Marriage, and Citizenship in the Early 20th Century
Under laws in effect during the first decades of the 20th century, U.S. women who married noncitizen men lost their citizenship. These laws especially affected Asian American women and women who married Asian men, who were subject to additional restrictions under U.S. immigration and nationality laws.
In observance of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, this webinar will explore the stories of Asian American women who lost their citizenship through marriage and later regained their U.S. nationality. Attendees will see sample naturalization case files and learn how they can use immigration and nationality records in their own family history research.
To attend the webinar at 1 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, May 31, please click this meeting link:
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