The National Archives at New York City

Workshops and Program Schedule

2014 Finding Family Genealogy Series

Our Finding Family Genealogy Series is offered every Spring (March through June) and Fall (September through December) on the following dates.

The series of workshops are free and open to all interested in learning about genealogical research using records from the National Archives.

Date Topic
September 9

Finding Family: Researching NARA-NY naturalizations and NYC vital records

This presentation highlights the index of over 16 million NARA-NY naturalizations and NYC Municipal Archives vital records created by volunteers from various genealogy groups.
October 14

Introduction to Genealogy Resources at the National Archives

Learn the basics of family history research using U.S. Federal census, passenger arrival, naturalization, and military records of the National Archives.
November 13

What Court Records Reveal about your Ancestors

Did your ancestor ever own a business, file for bankruptcy, or file a civil case? The National Archives maintains court cases (admiralty, civil, and criminal) that may reveal family stories. Come learn how to begin researching this impressive collection of records.
December 9

Under-utilized Resources at the National Archives

Find out which records can assist your genealogical research but are often missed or overlooked because they are not fully indexed or require onsite research.

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Registration: The public should register via newyork.archives@nara.gov or 866-840-1752 to reserve a space.

Cost: All programs are free and open to the public

Location: All programs will be held in the Learning Center, on the 3rd floor of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at One Bowling Green, NY, NY.

Time: Programs run from Noon to 1:00pm.

Additional Information

Workshop Topics:

The National Archives at New York City offers a variety of free workshops. We encourage participants to learn about using our resources for genealogical, educational, and other purposes. Our workshops vary throughout the year and tailored to meet the needs of our various audiences.

Please note that these are past events, and we may not be able to repeat them exactly in terms of the subjects covered. We do try to cover the major genealogy records -- Census, naturalization, passenger arrival records -- every year, and we provide workshops for beginners and experienced researchers. We also offer workshops on "underutilized" records.

Please let us know if you are interested in a particular topic. The New York staff is knowledgeable about all our archival materials and available to design a workshop to meet a specific audience or genealogical interest. Our staff is available to present lectures at local, state, and regional genealogy functions. Contact us for more information or to set up a workshop.

For additional NARA workshops and courses visit the Nationwide Genealogy Workshops Calendar and the Washington, DC, Programs Calendar.

Guest Programs:

We also host programs exclusively for guest organizations, genealogical groups, historical associations, colleges, universities, schools, community groups, and more upon request. Please contact us if your group is interested in an exclusive presentation and tour, or a particular topical program. Guest programs are open to members (current and new prospects) of the guest institutions or organizations.

How To Register for National Archives at New York City programs:

All workshops are free! Workshop and tour space is limited (approximately 40 participants), so prior registration is required. Call us at 866.840.1752 toll-free or e-mail us at newyork.archives@nara.gov to register or for more details.

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