January General Meeting: Immigration: Ports of Entry

January 18, 2022 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
This will be a virtual Zoom meeting.
Topic: Immigration: Ports of Entry
Presented by: Christine Johns Cohen

Christine Cohen is back with another dynamic presentation on a subject you expressed your desire to hear.  Previously, we were polled for the topics you most wanted to hear.  Immigration and ship passenger lists were your #2 choice.  About 47 million people immigrated to the US between 1607 and 1990 and about 70% entered through the Port of New York. However, you need to consider a broader search in all ports, such as Boston, New Orleans, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Providence. Also, an entry through Canada and Mexico, should be researched. We will review the websites and resources to locate clues to these entry ports such as State Censuses, Voter Registrations, WWI Draft registrations, and Passport Applications.

She is a long-time member of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS), and has served in many capacities, including President. In addition to WAGS, I’m also a member of the El Redondo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, and the Association of Professional Genealogists.

My interest in genealogy began in 1977 with the airing of the TV mini-series “Roots” and was piqued when I found a typed pedigree chart of my Dutch heritage from the New Netherlands in the 1660s. I am a native Californian, a graduate of UCLA in Political Science, and have worked for Vitol Aviation Company since 1993.

Christine Cohen spoke previously to us on “Cousin Baiting and Cousin Stalking – Descendancy Research”.  Back by popular demand!

You will be receiving your Zoom invitation the weekend just before the meeting.  If you are not a member and would like to attend, please email CVGSEvents20@gmail.com.