About 130 people attended my “How to Find Your Jewish Great-Grandparents, Even Though You Know It’s Impossible” talk at NARA in Waltham Thursday evening. It was a great pleasure for me to share the podium with Walter Hickey, who was my mentor at NARA and who is still my go-to person for anything I need to know about naturalization and immigration records. Walter reviewed the various documents available at NARA that are useful in tracing our Jewish immigrant ancestors.
I promised I’d post an expanded handout here, and that’s coming later today.
Meanwhile, many of the links that I referred to — including the link to request a Social Security application — are in the Resources tab, above.
I’ll also be posting on Sunday — at the request of many people — an outline summary of my talk. So please check back then.