Workshops and Program Schedule
Our Finding Family Genealogy Series is offered every Spring (March through June) and Fall (September through December) on the second Tuesday of the Month.
The series of workshops are free and open to all interested in learning about genealogical research using records from the National Archives.
|Tuesday March 12th||Introduction to Census Records|
Staff will discuss the variety of Federal Census records (1790-1940) and how to search them.
|Tuesday April 9th||Introduction to Passenger Arrival Records Research|
Staff will demonstrate how to locate passenger arrival records.
|Tuesday May 14th||Introduction to Naturalization Records Research|
Staff will identify the information found in naturalization records, what information you need to research and how utilize the various research tools.
|Tuesday June 11th||Researching Military Records|
Staff will review the types of military records held within the National Archives and how to order records based on service dates and location of the records.
Registration: The public should register via email@example.com 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.
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ranger Talks
Every Wednesday from 1-4 in our Learning Center, view the screening of the following films:
- The Statue of Liberty, narrated by Jon Stewart
- Island of Hope, Island of Tears, The story of Ellis Island
A National Park Service Ranger will also be onsite to provide a short Q&A about these important places in our history. Select Archival material from the holdings of the National Archives will also be featured during this program. No reservations required. Walk ins welcome.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more details.