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Thursday, August 20, 2015

SDJGS Welcomes Zack Wilske

San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society
Lawrence Family JCC, 4126 Executive Dr., La Jolla
***Save the Date***
Thursday, October 8, 2015
7:00 PM

Beyond Passenger Lists: Documenting 20th Century Immigrant Lives
Zack Wilske

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Historian Zack Wilske will use case studies to introduce researchers to a variety of historical federal immigration and naturalization records available through the USCIS Genealogy Program and from the National Archives. Topics will include naturalization records, alien registration records, immigrant visa files, and other records documenting lives of immigrants during the first half of the twentieth  century.  Researchers will see example files, hear tips on connecting the records to each other, and learn how to advance their immigration research beyond the basics.

Zack Wilske is Historian for US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). His research interests include the history of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), the development of federal immigration and nationality policies, and the uses of INS records for historians and genealogists. He speaks regularly at academic and genealogy conferences and has published several articles on research with federal immigration and naturalization records.

Seating is limited. Reservations required. 
Please RSVP by September 30 to

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