The Eastern European Mutt is going to…

…nowhere! Once again, I’m going nowhere. But I will be speaking at 42nd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, August 21-25, 2022.

Check out my live panel presentation, The Future of USCIS Records: The Problem is More than High Fees, with Alec Ferretti and Marian Smith, taking place on 24 August from 5:15pm – 6:15pm EDT.

We will discuss what led to this moment of limited access to historical immigration records and the unclear future regarding preservation. Genealogists and genealogy societies play a vital role in influencing Federal records management and participants will come away with new information and key action steps targeting both the USCIS Genealogy Program and the National Archives.

I also have an on-demand talk, The Alphabet Soup of Naturalization Records: Meet the P-File. This session introduces researchers of 20th Century immigration to the Petition File, a document that exists (or once existed) for immigrants who started the naturalization process between 27 September 1906 and early 1950. P-files, created by US Naturalization Examiners for every Petition for Naturalization filed, can provide a good deal of information on the applicant, sometimes information available nowhere else. These files, accessible only via a complicated FOIA request, are in the custody of USCIS, and scheduled for destruction in 2050.

These sessions are available to all conference attendees. The live panel will also be available as part of the conference recording package.

Will I see you online?

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