February 2021

A-File Boot Camp

Learn about the single most insightful file series pertaining to 20th century immigrants to
the United States. Held partially at the National Archives and partially by US Citizenship
& Immigration Services, A-Files (short for Alien Files), exist for tens of millions of
immigrants, spanning from immigrants who arrived last week to people born in the mid
19th century! You may find handwritten letters, photographs, birth certificates from
abroad, arrest records, and countless other documents! This talk will explain who will
have an A-File, how to locate them, and what information it might contain!

Alec Ferretti is a New-York-City-based professional genealogist, who works for the Wells Fargo Family & Business History Center. Alec specializes in the genealogy of 20th century immigrants to the United States. He serves as the President of the New York Genealogy & Technology Group, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists and serves actively on the Board of Reclaim the Records.
Alec Ferretti

Alec Ferretti

February 13th, 2021