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November 8, 2014


U.S. Naturalization Records

Debbie Kapp

Petitions, first papers, declarations…when looking for your immigrant ancestor’s naturalization papers, it’s suddenly a world of new terms and questions. Did your ancestor become a U.S. citizen? Why or why not? How useful will those papers be to your further research? Debbie Kapp will present a lecture on U.S. naturalization records, focusing on the post-Civil War time frame, which might help answer some of those questions. You’ll also get a progress update on the location and indexing of early Allegheny County naturalizations. Debbie Kapp is a professional researcher with 15 years of experience, and president of the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society for the 2014-2015 term. In addition to her personal and client research, Debbie enjoys providing educational talks to local audiences on a variety of genealogy topics.

10:00 a.m.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Lecture Hall - Main Library
4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland

Free and open to the public. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
Parking available in the Carnegie Library/Museum lot for $5.



More Upcoming Meeting Datess

WPGS meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month from September through June (except December and January). There are also no WPGS public meetings in July and August.

February 14, 2015
March 14, 2015
April 11, 2015