02 June 2010

New York: Naturalization documents, June 13

Ever wondered about the naturalization process and about the relevant documents?

The next meeting of the JGS of New York will focus on just this topic with speaker Phyllis Kramer, on Sunday, June 13.

The program begins at 2pm at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St., New York City.

Naturalization is a voluntary process which enables an alien to become an American citizen. Documents after 1906 reveal birthplace, birth dates, immigration and family. After 1924, photos were required.

The program will cover the history of naturalization in the US, the four documents produced, derivative citizenship for women and children, the myriad of federal, state and county courts involved, and how to find the documents.

The session will outline a research plan starting with clues from the census, clues from manifests, the court system, explain what's online, what's in archives and share experiences with the governmental agencies involved.

A practicing genealogist, her primary interest is Eastern European Jewish research.

She holds an MBA (Fordham University) and a BS (Cornell). She retired from IBM as a business consultant designing and implementing client document imaging systems.

For more information, visit the JGSNY website.

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