Free webinars to cover topics of health history, the WPA, and USCIS records

The Wisconsin State Genealogy Society will present “The Aliens are Coming: USCIS Records Sets” on Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. A-Files? AR-2 Forms? C-Files? Oh my! Wade through the alphabet soup of the record sets the US Citizenship & Immigration Services holds to find where your immigrant ancestor may be hiding. This webinar explores a bit about how USCIS came to be and the valuable records it holds. Participants will learn who is likely to show up in which USCIS file set, how the index searching and ordering process works, and see examples of each record set held by USCIS.

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Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “The WPA: Sources for Your Genealogy” on Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. The Works Progress Administration left behind a legacy that is used by family historians today. This webinar will cover The WPA, projects under the WPA relevant to genealogy, and how you can research some of those records today.

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The Southern California Genealogy Society will present “Family History + Health History Lead to Personalized HealthCare” on Oct. 18 at 9 p.m. Genealogies record family relationships. Health histories reveal causes of death, disabilities, chronic diseases, or known genetic disorders within families. How can you build an accurate family health/medical history? Should you? Can genealogists lead the way to personalized healthcare/medicine?

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The Florida State Genealogical Society will present “Reverse Engineer a Genie Book” on Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. When you’re ready to write the stories of your ancestors, where do you begin? Most researchers start with the research itself. Sounds good, but that approach can be intimidating. Where do you begin? How do you choose among all of your findings to tell a good story? In this webinar, you’ll learn a different approach to genealogy writing by reverse engineering your genealogy book.

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