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Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor

How do you find those ancestors who immigrated from the Old Country? Shipping manifests can contain valuable information about that ancestor and where they came from. And if we are unsure when they came to America, the naturalization papers and petitions can often fill that gap. Find out more about finding and interpreting these interesting records. This talk will explore where shipping manifest records and deportation hearing documents, as well as naturalization records, can be found and what information is stored on these pages.

About the Speaker:
Fred Voss is a professional genealogist, researcher, and educator. He has been doing personal genealogy for over 20 years and is a Trustee and Education Chair for the Genealogical Society of Bergen County. His areas of interest are Germany, Switzerland, and New Hampshire, with special interest in DNA, Immigration, and Naturalization. Learn more about Mr. Voss on our printable flyer: https://www.bucksgen.org/images/pdffiles/Voss_Immigrant_Ancestor.pdf

Come early at 9:30 to enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks while socializing with like-minded genealogists, attend our Beginner’s Corner, or browse our store!

Door Prize: “They Came In Ships” by John P. Colletta
For more information, visit www.bucksgen.org.

Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor