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Sunday August 28, 2016
Save the date for our next meeting!
Please join us on Sunday, August 28, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. at the Hadassah meeting room, 3723 Old Court Rd (Dumbarton Offices entrance), Pikesville, for our next program, "Thinking Over Time: Researching USCIS Records" presented by Marian L. Smith.

In this presentation, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) historical records expert Marian L. Smith will showcase late 19th and 20th century US immigration and nationality records. She will also discuss how using a timeline can help one predict what immigration and naturalization records may exist for a given immigrant, and how to request records from USCIS. Though the examples feature Jewish immigrants, the records and process discussed will be of interest to all.

Marian Smith has been an historian and historical records expert for US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS, formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service) for nearly thirty years. She specializes in the history and uses of immigration and naturalization records, and brings her experience to genealogical researchers to help them to help them understand what records may or may not exist for an immigrant, and why. Her research primarily involves official immigration agency records held in the National Archives in downtown Washington, D.C. Marian shares that research in a bi-monthly USCIS History and Genealogy Webinar and occasional in-person presentations.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program of future meetings.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program of future meetings.
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News Tidbits

JGS Maryland has been reconstituted!
JGSMD had its initial meeting on Sunday August 18, 2013 to see if there was interest in the group's reconstituting. The turnout was overwhelming, with 31 people attending with only a few days' notice. Look forward to new programming over the next year!
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