To attend, follow this link: April – September 2017 Live Webinars Schedule and bookmark it!
Fact, Fiction, and Immigration Passenger Lists
Tuesday, March 21, 1:00 PM Eastern
If you’re interested in passenger lists, particularly 20th century ones, you won’t want to miss the next USCIS webinar by Marian Smith. Understanding the who, what, where, and why of records is always critical.
In this webinar, Marian Smith will revive and update a 2006 presentation about understanding passenger list arrival records (originally titled “Making Sense of Immigration Passenger Lists”). Topics include the availability of such records (what survived, how complete), how they were created (by whom, how, and where), and how assumptions we make can help or hinder research success. Set a reminder on this webinar.
This webinar will not be recorded, so be sure to join us live.
For more information and how to submit questions for the next “Your Questions” webinar, click this link: “Worth Repeating” Webinar.
If you’ve put off requesting information on 20th century immigrant ancestors who may have more records than a simple passenger list, do not procrastinate. Request an index search by December 22, 2016.
From our friends at USCIS….
USCIS will increase most filing fees on December 23, 2016.
Forms postmarked or filed on or after that date must include the new fees or we will not be able to accept them.
The new fees for Form G-1041, Genealogy Index Search Request, and Form G-1041A, Genealogy Records Request, will be $65.
Our agency is funded almost entirely by fees. By law, we conduct a fee review every two years to ensure that we recover the full cost of processing immigration benefits. The Genealogy program has not increased its fees since the program was created in 2008.
If you have any questions, please write to Genealogy.USCIS@uscis.dhs.gov.