Government wants whopper-sized fee hike for genealogical records | Tracing Our Roots

Government wants a whopper-sized fee hike for  genealogy records | Tracing Our Roots

Immigrants about to be discharged from Ellis Island, circa 1902. The U.S. Customs and Immigration Service has proposed fee increases as high as $195 for genealogists requesting certain immigration records. Library of Congress photo.


It’s déjà vu all over again, as Yogi Berra would say.

The Department of Homeland Security’s United States Customs and Immigration Service has conducted its biennial review and is proposing a whopper of a fee hike for genealogical records. Again.

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