Coming to America: The Immigrant Experience

Florida State Genealogical Society Poolside Chat Webinar

Thursday, August 21, 2014 – 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Our immigrant ancestors made amazing sacrifices to come to this country. We “know” that, but do we really understand what it was like? This is not a presentation about finding their immigration details, but rather discussing what it meant to leave home, what the passage experience was, and how they got through the immigration station in America. The focus is on those who came by ship AFTER the Colonial era.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Our speaker, Diana Crisman Smith, began researching her ancestry in junior high school and has discovered her Mayflower ancestry and many other surprises. After concluding a career in software consulting, she now dedicates her time to genealogy – teaching, writing, speaking, and assisting clients.

Diana has been working with clients for more than fifteen years, as well as teaching and presenting to a variety of organizations across the US (and at sea) for over thirty years. She has written for numerous print and online publications. She is active in a number genealogical organizations, serving as current or past Board member of ISFHWE (International Society of Family History Writers and Editors); the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG); and the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), as well as several local organizations. She currently holds memberships in several state and local genealogical societies.

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