National Archives at New York City

Learning Center at the National Archives at New York City

Press Release
April 2014

Program on INS Immigration and Naturalization Records

The National Archives at New York City is pleased to offer a special genealogy program on Monday, May 19th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in our 3rd floor Learning Center.


USCIS Historian Zack Wilske will use case studies to introduce researchers to historical INS immigration and naturalization records available through the USCIS Genealogy Program and from the National Archives. Topics will include naturalization files, alien registration records, visa files, and other records documenting 20th century immigrant lives. Researchers will see sample files, hear tips on connecting the records to each other, and learn how to advance their immigration research beyond passenger lists.

Our programs are free and open to the public, and are held in the 3rd floor Learning Center of the National Archives at New York City at One Bowling Green, NY, NY.

Due to limited space, please register in advance via or 866-840-1752.

Visitors may enter at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House building first floor (main) entrance and take the elevator to the third floor. The Learning Center is located at the end of the hallway on the right side (Whitehall) of the building.