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15 April 2013

Obscure Records of U.S. Citizenship and Nationality – a Free Lecture by Marian Smith

Bay Area genealogists who are unable to attend this year's National Genealogical Society Annual Conference in Las Vegas and will miss Opening Session will still have the opportunity to hear Marian L. Smith, chief of the historical research branch of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Member Margery Bell sent this notice:

The San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society and the Oakland FamilySearch Library are pleased to present a free lecture by Marian L. Smith, Senior Historian of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Monday, May 6, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Oakland FamilySearch Library
4766 Lincoln Ave. LL
Oakland, CA 95602

This presentation will focus on lesser-known federal records of derived citizenship, repatriation, and correspondence covering a variety of citizenship-related problems and topics. While the records discussed were created after 1906, some involve events that occurred years or decades before. In addition to case studies and examples, the presentation will provide guidance for researching the records at either USCIS or the National Archives.

The doors will open at 12:20 p.m. for those pre-registered with tickets. Space permitting, walk-ins will be allowed at 12:50 p.m.

To pre-register, Email the Oakland FamilySearch Library with "REGISTER" in the subject line.

Marian L. Smith is the Senior Historian of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS, formerly INS). Her research focus primarily involves official immigration agency records held in the National Archives in downtown Washington, DC, and her articles appear in the National Archives journal Prologue, the FGS Forum, and other publications. Her depth and range of knowledge never fail to impress her audiences.

Copyright © 2013 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library.