Free webinar to discuss passenger list research

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service will present a free live webinar on Friday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m.

The topic will be “Back-Dated Arrival Records : Nunc Pro Tunc (“Now for Then”) – Examinations at Ellis Island – 1911- 1921.”

After 1911, many immigrants living in the New York City area found they could not naturalize and become US citizens because there was no record of their lawful admission to the United States. Almost all of these immigrants arrived after 1905 and before 1921. This presentation will focus on official arrival records created for those immigrants when they later visited Ellis Island for belated examination under US immigration law. Those records supported the immigrants’ eventual naturalization petitions claiming arrival on ships where their names cannot be found on the passenger manifest.

To join this live webinar, go to: www.uscis.gov/HGWebinars#Records then scroll down the page until you see “Records Found” Case Studies then click the “attend session” link for the Nov. 21 webinar.

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