October 25, 2001
December Genealogy Workshops at the National Archives
Washington, DC. . . The National Archives and Records Administration will hold genealogy workshops on Naturalization Records and Federal Court Records. The fee for each workshop is $15, payable at the door by check or exact amount in cash. Advance registration is required; call 202-501-6694.
The genealogy workshops will take place at the National Archives Building, Pennsylvania Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, in Room 105. The public may verify times and dates by calling 202 -501-6694.
Tuesday, December 4-Naturalization Records
Guest lecturer Marian L. Smith, Immigration and Naturalization Service historian, will discuss naturalization history and records since 1790, including research strategies for genealogists. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 11-Federal Court Records
The records of U.S. courts constitute the largest record group in the regional archives (RG 21). They are a treasure trove of information about our ancestors, yet sorely underutilized by genealogists. Federal court records reveal all manner of facts found nowhere else about our ancestors' finances, business dealings, personal and family relationships, their homes and property, personalities, disputes, triumphs, and defeats. This workshop provides an overview of the Federal court system, 1789-1911; describes the records those courts created; suggests strategies for finding records pertaining to a particular family; and illustrates with lively case studies the broad range of information they contain. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (301) 837-1700 or by e-mail.