[APG Public List] INS article in LA Times

Donna McClure dmc68 at nycap.rr.com
Mon Jan 18 13:34:51 MST 2010


According to the website, listed below are the records covered which begin 
in 1906.  For anyone with ancestors who arrived and were naturalized earlier 
than that, the program is only helpful if they applied for a visa during the 
listed time period.  In my case, my ancestors arrived 1850s-1870s and were 
naturalized before 1900.

Records available through the USCIS Genealogy Program:
Naturalization Certificate Files (C-files) from September 27, 1906 to April 
1, 1956
Alien Registration Forms from August 1, 1940 to March 31, 1944
Visa files from July 1, 1924 to March 31, 1944
Registry Files from March 2, 1929 to March 31, 1944
Alien Files (A-files) numbered below 8 million (A8000000) and documents 
therein dated prior to May 1, 1951


----- Original Message ----- 
From: Scott Mueller
To: mvmcgrs at aol.com
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Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2010 11:18 PM
Subject: [APG Public List] Re: [APG Members] INS article in LA Times


Why do you think only 5300 requests were made for this new USCIS genealogy 
program, which was "fewer than expected?"  Not enough exposure about this 
program?  Anyone have any experience with it?


On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 8:00 PM, <mvmcgrs at aol.com> wrote:

Here is a link to an article in the LA Times about the search service done 
by US CIS

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-genealogy17-2010jan17,0,5618865.story?track=rss

It gives a link to the USCIS page

For more information about the program, check out www.uscis.gov/genealogy.

Marie

Marie Varrelman Melchiori, CG, CGL
Melchiori Research Services, L.L.C.
---------------------------------------------------------------
CG, Certified Genealogist and CGL, Certified Genealogical Lecturer are 
service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under 
license by Board-certified associates after periodic competency evaluations.


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Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 22:56:34 EST
Subject: INS article in LA Times

Here is a link to an article in the LA Times about the search service done 
by USCIS

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-genealogy17-2010jan17,0,5618865.story?track=rss

It gives a link to the USCIS page

For more information about the program, check out www.uscis.gov/genealogy.

Marie

Marie Varrelman Melchiori, CG, CGL
Melchiori Research Services, L.L.C.
---------------------------------------------------------------
CG, Certified Genealogist and CGL, Certified Genealogical Lecturer are 
service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under 
license by Board-certified associates after periodic competency evaluations.





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