The San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society is pleased to announce it has scheduled a presentation by Zack Wilske, Historian with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The topic will be “Beyond Passenger Lists: Documenting 20th-century Immigrant Lives.”
Zack will use case studies to introduce researchers to a variety of historical federal immigration and naturalization records available through the USCIS Genealogy Program and from the National Archives. Topics will include naturalization records, alien registration records, immigrant visa files, and other records documenting lives of Jewish immigrants during the first half of the twentieth century. Researchers will see example files, hear tips on connecting the records to each other, and learn how to advance their immigration research beyond the basics.
Zack Wilske is Historian for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). His research interests include the history of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), the development of federal immigration and nationality policies, and the uses of INS records for historians and genealogists. He speaks regularly at academic and genealogy conferences and has published several articles on research with federal immigration and naturalization records.
Sunday, October 4, 2015, 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Oakland FamilySearch Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602
The talk is free, and everyone interested is welcome to attend. For more information, visit http://www.sfbajgs.org/ or the SFBAJGS Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/San-Francisco-Bay-Area-Jewish-Genealogical-Society/54214774804.