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Through the Golden Door: Immigration After the Civil War
November 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
America’s doors were open to all before the Civil War, with few restrictions. Afterwards, the laws began tightening, with exclusions, quotas, even required visas. How did the immigration laws affect your ancestors who immigrated after the Civil War? What hoops did they have to jump through to enter America’s “golden door” — and what records might we find as a result?
The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree who writes and lectures on topics ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing.
For more information, go to the club website at: www.germangenealogygroup.com