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Genealogy Introduction—Immigration Records at the National Archives

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PROGRAM: Know Your Records Program - Introduction to Genealogy (4 of 5 videos)

LECTURE TITLE: Immigration Records at the National Archives by Katherine Vollen and Rebecca Crawford

LECTURE DESCRIPTION: Archives specialists Rebecca Crawford and Katherine Vollen discuss immigration records available at the National Archives from 1800 to 1957. The presenters talk specifically about immigration records from 1809, 1846, 1886, the 1920s decade, and 1953, how they can be used for genealogical research, and these records' accessibility.

LECTURERS' BIOGRAPHIES:
Katherine Vollen is an Archives Specialist in the Research Support Branch, Customer Services Division in Washington, DC. She specializes in Federal records of genealogical interest and provides lectures on these topics at the National Archives Building, Washington, DC and for local and national genealogy societies.

Rebecca Crawford is the Lead Archives Specialist in the Research Support Branch, Customer Services Division in Washington, D.C. She oversees the operation of the Microfilm Research Room, provides lectures to the public on topics of genealogical interest, and writes articles for publications including Prologue Magazine and the quarterly journal of the National Archives.

Know Your Records lectures are held weekly on Tuesdays in room G-24 at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, and Thursdays in Lecture Room B at the College Park building. Learn more about the Know Your Records program at http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/know... or via e-mail at inquire@nara.gov.

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