Immigration Records: More than Just Ship Passenger Lists 

Elizabeth Burnes

The breadth of immigration records available online and in archives can seem overwhelming.  This session will identify what original records you can find at the National Archives and what you can discover online.  Records discussed will range from passport applications, naturalization documents, passenger arrival lists, and more!  Attendees will discover how immigration laws have changed over time and how the records that exist have been impacted by those laws; understand the different types of records available through the National Archives; and learn how to get started with research.