Sunday, January 31, 2010

Genealogy Assist by US Immigration Services

The Department of US Citizenship and Immigration Services provides a fee-for-service program providing family historians and other researchers with timely access to historical immigration and naturalization records.

Dick Eastman recently reported on this in his online newsletter, and one of our monthly speakers in 2008, a representative from the USCIS, talked about it also. For as little as $20 the USCIS will search its indexes or provide record copies of documents.

These records are 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

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