JGSO: U.S. Immigration & Naturalization AND Jewish Fraternal Organizations
U.S. IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION: One of the first things that the newly created United States of America did was to establish laws covering naturalization. This lecture will provide a short history of immigration and naturalization laws and provide general guidance in finding your ancestor’s documentation.
JEWISH FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS OF THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY: Our ancestors created a wide variety of organizations to provide mutual support, from religious to social, educational, insurance and burial services. “Landsmanshaften” brought together individuals who came from the same town in Europe. Understanding these organizations provides important insights into the experiences of our immigrant ancestors.
Sponsor: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon