Institute of Museum and Library Services Webinar: USCIS Genealogy Program
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites museum and library employees to participate in our USCIS Genealogy Program webinar on Wednesday, May 25, from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern.
Subject-matter experts will provide insight into the various types of historical immigration files we process, review steps for how local libraries, museums, and patrons can submit a genealogy request to USCIS, and give a behind-the-scenes look into the work that goes into processing a genealogy request. We will conclude with a question-and-answer session.
The USCIS Genealogy Program is a fee-for-service program that provides researchers with access to historical immigration and naturalization records of deceased immigrants. We provide two types of services for the public:
- Index searches: We search and identify any files that relate to the requester’s relative and provide the file information in an email to the requester.
- Records request: We request the file from its current USCIS location, review the records and release the information on a CD or printed copy.
We are presenting this webinar as part of the federal partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services to provide citizenship and immigration information to library and museum professionals.