Rich Venezia - USCIS Genealogy Program Certificate Files

Meeting Information

Date: January 7, 2023
Pre-Meeting: 9:00 AM
Presentation: 10:00 AM
Location: Zoom
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Presentation Description:

This lecture will examine the ten different sub-series of C-Files, which document naturalizations or repatriations of individuals from 1906 to 1956, currently available through the USCIS Genealogy Program.

Meeting Schedule:

09:00-09:50 AM CST - Members Helping Members Pre-meeting
09:50-09:55 AM CST - Break
09:55-10:00 AM CST - Society Announcement
10:00-11:15 AM CST - Presentation and Q&A

Rich Venezia:

Rich Venezia is a New Jersey native who now calls Philadelphia home. He founded Rich Roots Genealogy in 2013. He was a member of the research team of Genealogy Roadshow (PBS) for two seasons, and also consulted on Follow Your Past (Travel Channel). He is an expert in the research of 20th-century immigrant ancestors, especially underutilized record sources and federal records. He also specializes in Italian and Irish research. Additionally, he assists clients with dual citizenship applications for Ireland and Italy and is a proud Italian dual citizen. He holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. He lectures nationwide and spoke about "How to Grow Empathy From Uncovering Your Roots" at TEDx Pittsburgh 2017.

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