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Saturday, August 23rd
The United States is a nation of immigrants. Many of those immigrants decided to give up allegiance to their mother country and become a United States citizen by going through the naturalization process.
At a minimum, naturalization records give the name of the alien and the name of the country where he held his former citizenship. They may provide information about the date and place of birth of an immigrant ancestor and his date and port of arrival in the United States. They may provide other personal and genealogical information.
Finding an ancestor’s naturalization records is a daunting task. Attend this workshop to learn how to find them. There will be time after lunch to ask questions and learn about the resources available at the GFO library.
Saturday, October 25th
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A Certified GenealogistSM and Certified Genealogical LecturerSM with a law degree, The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a lecturer, educator and writer who provides expert guidance through the murky territory where genealogy, history and law come together. A member of Association of Professional Genealogists and numerous other national, state and local genealogical societies, she has attended the National Institute for Genealogical Research (NIGR) at the National Archives, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR) at Samford University, and now serves as an instructor at SLIG and IGHR. Her ground-breaking blog on issues affecting genealogy and the law, DNA testing, copyright and more can be found at www.legalgenealogist.com/blog