The following classes will be held at the Washington, DC Family History Center:
September 22, 9:30 a.m.
“Alien Registration Files”
Presenter: Carol Petranek
The Alien Registration Act of 1940 was a WWII national security measure which directly impacted immigrants who planned to remain in the U.S. for 30 days or longer. This presentation will examine this often-overlooked resource which may be the key to finding an immigrant ancestor’s original surname and village of origin.
October 27, 9:30 a.m.
“Writing Your Family History – Start Small”
Presenter: Cathy Rosenberger
Writing our ancestors’ stories can be daunting, or easy. In this lecture, Cathy will discuss how she has taken World War II letters of her parents and published them in an engaging picture book. She will demonstrate how to take a nugget/story of a family member and create a short story for publication. She will explain how to add facts about the times/history that the family was living through, and how to get your story or book bound inexpensively.
November 17, 9:30 a.m.
“They Came By Water”
Presenter: John McLuckie
Passenger ship records are one of the most basic and important record groups for researchers. This class will examine this collection in depth.
All classes are free of charge. No registration is required.