Know Your Records Program

"Know Your Records" videos
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Researcher Information

See our Reference Reports for Genealogical Research

Contact Know Your Records program

Are you looking for a way to present research work done at the National Archives?

The Know Your Records program staff would like to hear from you. Through this program, lecturers present programs designed to educate researchers, staff, and volunteers about the various holdings found within the National Archives. You can submit your ideas for a presentation at KYR@nara.gov.

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Free events to keep you in the know, held in Washington, DC, and College Park, Maryland.

Lectures

Lectures are held weekly on Tuesdays at the National Archives Building, Washington, DC, in Room G-25 (Enter on Pennsylvania Avenue side of the building) and repeated on Thursdays in Lecture Room B, National Archives at College Park, MD. Events are free unless otherwise noted.

There are no lectures or films scheduled for July in the Washington, DC, area.

For DC location details see our Visitor's Map.

Genealogy Programs

Genealogy programs are held at the National Archives Building (enter on the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the building) throughout the month.

July

Wednesday, July 2, at 11 a.m.
Room G-25, Research Center (Penn. Ave. Entrance)
Introduction to Genealogy at the National Archives

Learn how to do basic genealogical research using Federal records at the National Archives. Lectures take place on the first Wednesday of each month.

Monday, July 21, to Friday, July 25, 9 a.m.-noon
Boeing Learning Center
Genealogy Camp for Kids

Ever wondered who is on your family tree? This hands-on, week-long camp for kids (ages 12 and up) introduces the basics of genealogy research and the resources of the National Archives To register, or for more information, email education@nara.gov with “Genealogy Camp” in the subject line.

Wednesday, July 30, at 11 a.m.
Room G-25, Research Center (Penn. Ave. Entrance)
Genealogy Using Online Resources of the National Archives

Learn how to navigate Archives.gov for your family history research with archives specialist Nancy Wing.

August

Wednesday, August 6, at 11 a.m.
Room G-25, Research Center (Penn. Ave. Entrance)
Introduction to Genealogy at the National Archives

Learn how to do basic genealogical research using Federal records at the National Archives. Lectures take place on the first Wednesday of each month.

Wednesday, August 27, at 11 a.m.
Room G-25, Research Center (Penn. Ave. Entrance)
Genealogy Using Online Resources of the National Archives

Learn how to navigate archives.gov for your family history research with archives specialist Nancy Wing.


Lectures

Tuesdays: Room G-25, Research Center
National Archives Building
Washington, DC
Enter on Pennsylvania Avenue

Thursdays: Lecture Room B
National Archives at College Park, Maryland

Genealogy Programs

Room G-25, Research Center
National Archives Building
Washington, DC
Enter on Pennsylvania Avenue

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