Coming to America: Exploring Naturalization and Immigration Records

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Event Date: 
Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:45am


Program Description: We are a country of immigrants– almost everyone’s family immigrated to this country. As a result, it is necessary to understand immigration and naturalization laws and processes in order to find your family in the records. We will discuss passenger lists and how they changed over the years, and we will explore websites that can help you discover the routes your family traveled to come to this country.

Lecture Titles:
1. Finding Your Way Through Immigration and Naturalization Records, part 1
2. Finding Your Way Through Immigration and Naturalization Records, part 2

Speaker Bio: Sydney Cruice Dixon is a professional genealogist, teacher, and president of the Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She actively promotes genealogical education programs in the Philadelphia region and is a member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Genealogical Advisory Group. Sydney has researched extensively in the U.S. National Archives and is well-versed in the complexities of immigration and naturalization as they pertain to family history.

The workshop will take place on Saturday, May 5 at the Chester County Historical Society, 225 North High Street in West Chester. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $20.00 for CCHS members and $30.00 for non-members. 

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Register by calling us at 610-692-4800, emailing your form to or mailing it to:

Chester County Historical Society RSVP
225 N. High St.
West Chester, PA 19380