Lawrence Family JCC
4126 Executive Drive
JCC Senior Activity Room
Executive Dr & Genessee Ave., La Jolla,Ca

All meetings start at 1:00 p.m. on second Sunday of the month 
unless otherwise announced

Save the Date
Thursday, October 8, 2015
7 pm

Beyond Passenger Lists: Documenting 20th Century Immigrant Lives
Zack Wilske

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Historian Zack Wilske will use case studies to introduce researchers to a variety of historical federal immigration and naturalization records available through the USCIS Genealogy Program and from the National Archives. Topics will
 include naturalization records, alien registration records, immigrant visa files, and other records documenting lives of Jewish immigrants during the first half of the twentieth century.  
Researchers will see example files, hear tips on connecting the records to each other, and learn 
how to advance their immigration research beyond the basics.

Zack Wilske is Historian for US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). His research interests include the history of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), the development of federal immigration and nationality policie, and the uses of INS records for historians and genealogists. He speaks regularly at academic and genealogy conferences and has published several articles on research with federal immigration and naturalization records.
Seating is limited. Please RSVP  to

There will be no meeting in November 2015 
due to the Book fair at the JCC
San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society

Meeting Dates

October 8, 2015 @ 7pm
(day/date change - Thursday evening)

November 2015 
No meeting

December 13, 2015
Hanukkah Party