Jennifer Audsley Moore, Archives Technician and Volunteer Coordinator from the National Archives in Kansas City, will be the guest speaker at the Jackson County Genealogical Society's meeting at 7 p.m., April 4. Jennifer’s presentation is on “Becoming a US Citizen: A Look at Naturalization Records.” The meeting will be held at 1111 Pacific at the historical Truman Depot, south of the Community of Christ Auditorium.
Throughout American history, immigration and naturalization laws have ebbed and flowed with the political climate. As a result, tracking down documentation and evidence of your ancestor’s path to citizenship can be a challenge. Participants are encouraged to learn about the paperwork involved with the process and how naturalization encompassed a variety of individuals from immigrants even to the native born.
Jennifer Audsley Moore has been with the National Archives at Kansas City since 2006. Her educational background includes a B.A. in History from Avila University and a M.A. in American History from UMKC.
For more information, call the Jackson County Genealogical Society Research Library at 816-252-8128 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.