(US) USCIS Webinar: Part 2 Documenting the Immigration Stories behind Augustus Sherman's Ellis Island Portraits #general
Jan Meisels Allen
The United Stated Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) is holding
part 2 of their immigration and naturalization records stories behind Ellis
Island photographs by Augustus Frederick Sherman. The webinar is Thursday
January 24 at 1:00 PM eastern time.
The webinar will not be recorded therefore to learn about this you must
attend at the time of the webinar. The USCIS is the successor agency to the
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).
Who was Augustus Frederick Sherman? Between 1905 and 1925, Mr. Sherman
photographed hundreds of immigrants as they passed through the Ellis Island
Immigration Station. The webinar will use historical Immigration and
Naturalization Service (INS) records to document the immigration stories
behind some of Sherman's photos.
Go to: https://www.uscis.gov/HGWebinars Click on Guide to I&N History and
scroll down to the January 24 date to more information and to attend the
If you have not participated in one of the USCIS webinars before and not
used Adobe Connect I recommend following the directions listed under Adobe
Connect at the above url. Do these before the webinar so you are ready to go
at the correct time. Please do not call the phone number on the screen.
If you are having trouble accessing a meeting, event or seminar, please
contact the event organizer for assistance. For security and privacy reasons
Adobe is unable to assist customers in gaining access to private meetings,
events or seminars. Only the meeting organizer or administrator of the web
conferencing account can register users or grant access to Adobe Connect
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee