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Our VIRTUAL 27th Fall Conference Saturday, September 25, 2021 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. CDT (Chicago)

PATH to AMERICA: Immigration Records & Roadshow

Featuring: Rich Venezia

Rich Venezia is a New Jersey native who now calls Philadelphia home. He founded Rich Roots Genealogy in 2013. He was a member of the research team of Genealogy Roadshow (PBS) for two seasons, and also consulted on Follow Your Past (Travel Channel). He is an expert in the research of 20th-century immigrant ancestors, especially underutilized record sources and federal records. He also specializes in Italian and Irish research. Additionally, he assists clients with dual citizenship applications for Ireland and Italy, and is a proud Italian dual citizen. He holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, and serves on the Board of the Association of Professional Genealogists. He lectures nationwide, and spoke about “How to Grow Empathy From Uncovering Your Roots” at TEDxPittsburgh 2017.

Three Lecture Topics

  1. Ship Manifests: An In-Depth Look – This lecture provides a deep dive into some of the most commonly used records in immigrant research and how they may surprise us – including how subsequent notations on ship manifests and an overview of the various indexes available could lead to more discoveries.
  2. Naturalization Know-How: The Laws and Records of U. S. Citizenship – Records from different time periods will be shown, naturalization history, and strategies to find naturalization records will be discussed. This will include naturalization laws from 1790 to present.
  3. Alien Registrations in America – Learn about various alien registrations instituted in the USA as early as 1798, the records they created, and where to find immigrant ancestors within.

Immigration Records Roadshow

Are you confused about when your grandma became a citizen? Have you been looking for a ship manifest for years, to no avail? Submit your immigration record challenge by August 28, 2021, for Rich Venezia to research. If selected*, Rich will feature your challenge in the Immigration Records Roadshow session! After registering for the conference, you will receive a link to the Roadshow Application to submit a research challenge if you would like. Please allow sufficient time to gather information and prepare your application.

New Deadline!ROADSHOW APPLICATIONS DUE BY 11:59 p.m. CDT(Chicago), AUGUST 28, 2021

*Note: Only conference registrants are eligible to submit an Immigration Records Roadshow Application so please complete your conference registration first. Research cases will be selected at the speaker’s discretion. Not all submissions will be selected for the Immigration Records Roadshow session.

The Conference will be VIRTUAL

$25 Members, $35 Non-members Register online before 11:59 p.m. CDT (Chicago) September 23, 2021.

A link will be emailed to registered attendees prior to the conference. A recording will be available after the presentation, therefore there will be no cancellation option.  The syllabus will be distributed via email to registered attendees by September 23rd.

Closed captioning available. Door prizes from generous sponsors.

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