Sep 032010

The recent announcement by NARA of the availability of files on aliens In the US has been shared by a large number of geneabloggers:

Kansas City, (MO) – For the first time, more than 300,000 case files on alien residents of the United States who were born 1909 and prior are now open to the public at the National Archives at Kansas City.

Having just completed reading “Aliens Love Underpants” with my 3 1/2 year old grandson, I am wondering why anyone would want to claim that they have aliens in their family tree, let along do research to prove it.  

Mulder and Scully (The X Files) & Smith and Jones (Men in Black) have shown us the difficulties in dealing with aliens.  The National Archive files in Kansas City might be very helpful as a first step, but where would you go to get primary source documents on aliens that would satisfy the Genealogical Proof Standard.  A research trip (assuming that you even had access to a space ship) would be prohibitively expensive.  And who has developed a cheat  sheet on ‘Getting Started in Alien Genealogy?’

I did check my calendar to make sure that it wasn’t April 1st.  (I been fooled enough in the past.)

What?…     You mean…        like resident aliens with green cards and the like?!?!

Never mind!

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