JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) USCIS Webinar: Overview on the Immigration & Naturalization Svc Aug 27, 2015 & Oct 22, 2015 #general

Jan Meisels Allen

The United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (USCIS) will be holding a
webinar on an Overview of Immigration and Naturalization Service(INS) Archives on
August 27, 2015 and on October 22, 2015 1:00PM EDT. The webinar will provide an
overview of historical Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) records
available to researchers at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. The records
cover every aspect of immigration and naturalization policy >from the turn of the
twentieth century until 1975. Participants will learn about the most important
finding aids, see sample files, and learn how to request files >from the Archives.

This webinar is not recorded therefore, there is no opportunity to listen to
it after the actual time. There is a presentation handout available that
should be downloaded prior to the event's starting time. It may be accessed
Original url:

To register for the webinar go to: and
scroll down to the "Guide to I&N History Research and click on click on the
"attend session button" for the August 27 or October 22 date. That link
takes you to a redirection page which then takes you to a page:
Original url:
where you are prompted to give your first, last names and email address and you
then click on "join". On that page you are asked to select windows based
(preferred) or web-based application.

While ATT Connect is windows-based, MAC users can use the web-based application.
You may be required to download information on this and also a demonstration
if you wish to watch. It is strongly recommended that you go to this page
to get familiar with the system BEFORE the day of the webinar.

If you have a problem please contact the support center by clicking where it
says "for troubleshooting" please contact our support center on the AT&T
connect page. Please do not contact me-I am not a techy nor have any affiliation
with the AT&T Connect application.

While on the webinar site: look at the
upcoming Genealogy Program Webinars on, a 30-minute introduction to the
USCIS Genealogy Program to familiarize you with services, fees, website,
request processes and more.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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