Wisconsin State Genealogical Society
WSGS 2017 Fall Seminar
Paula Stuart-Warren
   Successful Genealogical Research:
Update Your Toolbox
   October 28th
   Best Western Plus, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
   With a special Preconference Workshop
on October 27th
Paula Stuart-Warren

October 2017 Webinar

The Aliens Are Coming: USCIS Record Sets
  • Presenter: Rich Venezia Rich Venezia
  • Date:  Tuesday, October 17, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM CST
  • Webinar Description: A-Files? AR-2 Forms? C-Files? Oh my! Wade through the alphabet soup of the record sets the US Citizenship & Immigration Services holds to find where your immigrant ancestor may be hiding. In addition to handling current immigration into the USA, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) holds indispensable genealogical records for anyone with post-1906 immigrant ancestors. This lecture explores a bit about how USCIS came to be, but more importantly, the valuable records it holds. Participants will learn who is likely to show up in which USCIS file set, how the index searching and ordering process works, and see examples of each record set held by USCIS. The files that will be discussed are: 
    • A-Files (Alien Files) (including which files are held at HARA and which are held by USCIS) 
    • AR-2s (Alien Registration Forms) 
    • C-Files (Naturalization Certificate Files) 
    • Registry Files 
    • Visa Files 
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8892342449943476993
After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar. Please remember that this is a first-come, first-served webinar, and that there are a limited number of spots to view the webinar live.  Registering does not hold a spot for you.  Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar.

2018 Call for Webinar Proposals

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The Wisconsin State Genealogical Society invites proposals for our 2018 series of genealogy webinars!

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