Three free webinars to take place on Wednesday

Three free webinars will be offered on Wednesday, April 25. Topics include naturalization records and fraternal organizations.

The USCIS will be offering a free webinar at 1 p.m. entitled “Asian Immigrant Soldiers and Naturalization During the First World War.

During the First World War, Congress passed an act that said any alien serving in the U.S. armed forces could become a citizen through an expedited naturalization process. U.S. naturalization laws, however, had long categorized Asian immigrants as racially ineligable for naturalization and many courts refused to make them citizens under the military naturalization law. For nearly two decades after the war, Asian immigrant soldiers fought to have their right to U.S. citizenship legally recognized.

This webinar will not be recorded.

To attend the webinar, go to: https://www.uscis.gov/HGWebinars#Webinars%20Schedule and click on the link for April 25.

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Verifying Information You Find Online” at 2 p.m. When we have brick walls and other challenging genealogical puzzles we search anywhere for clues that can help us. That can include online trees and other information with unknown sources. This webinar will demonstrate how to verify the information as true or not.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3551709916724456451

The Georgia Genealogy Society will present “Fraternally Yours: Finding Your Ancestors in American Fraternal Organizations” at 8 p.m. Was your ancestor a Freemason, an Odd Fellow, a Knight of Columbus, or a member of another fraternal organization? In this webinar, Rhonda R. McClure teaches you how to identify different fraternal organizations, provide valuable tools for locating a lodge and its records, and discuss how these records can enrich your family history research.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2147203660495220994

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