Webinar: Women Who Lost Citizenship through Marriage: Naturalization and Repatriation Records, 1922-1956

The Expatriation Act of 1907 mandated that all women acquired their husband’s nationality upon marriage. As a result, between 1907 and 1922, countless women lost their U.S. citizenship through marriage to non-citizens. This month’s “Records Found” webinar examines citizenship records documenting these women’s resumption of U.S. citizenship, first through naturalization under the Married Women’s Act of 1922 and then through an expedited repatriation program inaugurated in 1936.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services division of the Department of Homeland Security will hold an online “webinar” on July 24 at 1:00 PM Eastern time. Details may be found at http://goo.gl/TqcZwP.

What is a Webinar?

A Webinar is a seminar or other presentation that takes place on the Internet, allowing participants in different locations to see and hear the presenter, ask questions, and sometimes answer polls.

You can sit at home or in a coffee shop or most anyplace else, using a computer, an iPad, an Android tablet, or most any other Internet-connected device, and participate in the webinar.

One Comment

What great timing! I just came across a 1928 Petition for Naturalization for a woman in my family who was born in Ohio in 1897. She married a man from Germany, and I was about to start researching why she would have gone through the naturalization process.

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