USCIS Webinar on Women and Naturalization #usa #records #announcements

Renée K. Carl

Hi all
After a long hiatus, the USCIS History Office is offering a free webinar on Thursday 22 Sept at 1pm ET. Here are the details from the announcement:

USCIS History Office and Library Webinar: The Married Women's Citizenship Act's 100th Anniversary 
U.S. Women, Marriage, and Repatriation: 1922–1956
Thursday, September 22, 2022, 1 p.m. Eastern
Did you know that thousands of American women lost their citizenship when they married non-citizens? Between 1907 and 1922, a woman's husband's nationality determined her citizenship status. This changed on September 22, 1922, when Congress passed the Cable Act, also known as the Married Women's Citizenship Act, which provided married women with independent citizenship status. The new law did not, however, restore U.S. citizenship to women who had previously lost it through marriage.
This webinar will explore how American women who lost their citizenship through marriage regained their U.S. nationality in the years after 1922. Attendees will see sample naturalization case files and learn how they can use immigration and nationality records in their own research.

To attend the webinar at 1 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, September 22, please use this meeting link:

Just the messenger,
Renee Carl
Washington DC