We are excited to offer the following public programs for 2022-2023. We hope to hold most of these programs in person, but details are still being worked out. A printable flyer of our 2022-2023 programs is available here. All times listed are United States Eastern Time.
- Marian Smith: More than Manifests: US Immigration and Naturalization Records – Sunday, November 13, 2022 beginning at 2:00 p.m. Marian served for thirty years as an historian for the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and has lots of information to share about late 19th and 20th century immigration records. She will present an overview of major US immigration and naturalization record sets of interest to genealogists researching 19th and 20th century immigrants. During the first session, at 2:00, Marian will discuss passenger lists, immigration correspondence files, visas, legalizations/adjustments, 1940 alien registration forms, and alien registration files (A-Files). In the second session, at 3:30, she will cover court naturalization records, INS naturalization certificate files (C-Files), and naturalization correspondence files. Some of these records are held by the National Archives, others by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), thus request procedures for both will be outlined. To register for this virtual program, click HERE.
- Dr. Nicholas Evans: The Path of Jewish Immigration – Tuesday afternoons in February, 2023, at 2:30 p.m. In February of 2023, we’ll be doing things just a little differently. For each of the four Tuesdays in the month, Dr. Nicholas Evans, from the University of Hull in England, will present a virtual program about Jewish immigration, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Hosted in conjunction with the ACPL Genealogy Center, Dr. Evans will track the journey of Eastern European emigrants from their homes to the United States and elsewhere. Three programs – February 7, 14 and 21 – will be open to the public, with the February 28th program reserved for NEIJGS members.
- Jewish Life in German-Speaking Lands, the Leo Baeck Institute – Sunday, April 16, 2023 beginning at 2:00 p.m. Michael Simonson, from the Leo Baeck Institute, will present a program at the ACPL Genealogy Center in conjunction with the institute’s exhibition, “1700 Years of Jewish Life in German-Speaking Lands.” He will also discuss some of the history of German-speaking Jews in Indiana and nearby. The exhibition will be at the ACPL Genealogy Center in the spring of 2023.
- Ron Arons: Prohibition and Criminal Ancestors – Sunday, May 7, 2023 beginning at 2:00 p.m. We’ll conclude our public programs at the Genealogy Center with genealogist, Ron Arons. He will present two programs: “Alcohol, Prohibition and Temperance Societies in Ohio and Indiana,” and “Researching Criminal Ancestors.” Ron Arons has authored three books, two of which are related to criminal records.