JGASGP Meeting #announcements #records

Marilyn Golden

Date:  Sunday, July 11, 2021

Time:  Check in, Chat and Schmooze 1:00-1:30 pm EDT.  Official meeting 1:30 PM EDT

Guest Speaker:  Marian Smith

Topic: Researching US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Records

Marian retired in 2018 after thirty years as an Historian for the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), later US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). She now speaks to groups on US immigration and nationality records and leads the I&N Records Fortnightly study group.


Marian presents an overview of three historical eras of US immigration and naturalization records, illustrated with documents of Jewish immigrants. Using a timeline tool (included in the handout), she demonstrates how plotting an immigrant’s life events can identify what records may exist for that particular immigrant and where these records can be found.


All meetings are a benefit for paid members only. Please see our website for additional membership, programming, and research information.  www.jgasgp.org Please join us! let me know prior to the meeting so I can send out the Zoom link.  

We are meeting through August virtually only.  We plan to have in person meetings and virtual meetings beginning in October.


1. Closed Captioning will be turned on during the meeting. 

2. This meeting will be recorded for members who are unable to attend. 

3. Please do not share the link. Our meetings are for members only and we appreciate your cooperation. 

4. The chat function between members will be turned off during the presentation. 

5. Please type your questions into the chat and they will be read by me during the Q and A.

    Ask questions that are relevant to the presentation. Any other comments, questions, or suggestions send to membership@....
Marilyn Mazer Golden, Membership VP
Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA