Speaker: Marian L. Smith
Title: "Thinking Over Time: Researching USCIS Records"
Date and Time: Sunday, August 28, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Hadassah meeting room, 3723 Old Court Rd (Dumbarton Offices
entrance), Pikesville, MD
Please join us on Sunday, August 28, 2016, for our next program,
"Thinking Over Time: Researching USCIS Records," presented by Marian
In this presentation, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
historical records expert Marian L. Smith will showcase late 19th and
20th century US immigration and nationality records. She will also
discuss how using a timeline can help one predict what immigration and
naturalization records may exist for a given immigrant, and how to
request records >from USCIS. Although the examples feature Jewish
immigrants, the records and process discussed will be of interest to all.
Marian Smith has been a historian and historical records expert for US
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS, formerly the Immigration
and Naturalization Service) for nearly 30 years. She specializes in
the history and uses of immigration and naturalization records and
brings her experience to genealogical researchers to help them
understand what records may or may not exist for an immigrant, and
why. Her research primarily involves official immigration agency
records held in the National Archives in downtown Washington, DC.
Marian shares that research in a bi-monthly USCIS History and
Genealogy Webinar and occasional in-person presentations.
The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first
meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at
www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program
of future meetings.
JGSMD Public Relations