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We offer a variety of FREE programs at our New York facility and throughout the metropolitan area for the public. Our programs include genealogical workshops, lectures on current research topics, teaching history using primary sources, and more. All of our onsite workshops are open to anyone who wants to attend.
We prepare Public Programs independently and in conjunction with various partners. We are always looking for new partners and new programs in which to participate!
See the Calendar of Events in the Regional Archives.
- Workshop Schedule
- Workshop Topics
- Open Houses
- Partners and Programs
- Exhibits and Featured Documents
We provide workshops of genealogical, historical, and arhival interest on request on the following topics: census, chinese exclusion, civil war, custom house, passenger arrival, naturalization, military, underserved and underutilized, online search catalogs including ARC, AAD, OPA, Ancestry, Footnote, HeritageQuest, FamilySearch and more, We also offer introductory on the National Archives and how to do archival research at the national Archives, preservation of records, and what to do with a career in archives.
We also provide educational workshops for specific topics.
If you are interested in bringing a group in to attend one of these workshops, or discuss a more customized program specific to your organization's interest, please contact Dorothy Dougherty, Public Programs Specialist at email@example.com.
The Regional Facility in New York City offers tours upon request.
Every year, during Archives Month in October, we host an open house for the public to learn about our research in the archives, our records management program, upcoming events and program offerings as well as new initiatives at the National Archives. Details for this Open house are posted in early September. We hope you will come join us for this free event to learn more about us and tour our facility and stacks.
We collaborate with several area organizations, and we are always looking for organizations with whom to form partnerships and collaborate.
Participation has included:
- Educational program support
- Providing lecturers and speakers (no fee)
- Participating in meetings and conferences
- Making NARA's resources readily available
- Providing meeting space (no fee)
Current Partners include:
- Archivists Roundtable of Metropolitan New York
- Battery Conservancy
- Ellis Island
- Ellis Island (National Park Service)
- Federal Hall (National Park Service)
- National History Day - New Jersey
- National History Day - New York
- New York Public Library
- A number of Genealogical organizations in New York including:
To request NARA staff to speak to your organization or at your conference or meeting for FREE, or to suggest a potential partnership, please contact the Public Programs Coordinator or call (212) 401-1620, or toll-free 1-866-840-1752.