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Press Release
September 3, 2008

National Archives Introduces New Genealogy Programs

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Washington, DC…The National Archives is introducing new genealogy programs to take place twice a month. These programs, which are free and open to the public, will be held in Room G-24 of the National Archives Building located at 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (please enter on Pennsylvania Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, NW).

Introduction to Genealogy -- Staff archivists will present one-hour lectures on basic genealogical research and techniques on the first Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. and selected Saturdays at 10 a.m. each month.

Help! I’m Stuck” -- Not sure where to begin your research? Is there a genealogical or historical problem that has stumped you? Would you like to explore new directions in your research? One Saturday a month, an archivist with extensive experience in genealogy and the records of the National Archives will be available from noon to 4 p.m. to answer questions. Look for the sign at the Research Center desk reading, “Help! I’m Stuck.” selected Saturdays each month.

Genealogy Programs Schedule:

2008
Wednesday, September 3 at 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Introduction to Genealogy
Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Introduction to Genealogy
Saturday, September 20 at 12 p.m.-4 p.m. "Help! I’m Stuck"

Wednesday, October 1 at 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Introduction to Genealogy
Saturday, October 25 at 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Introduction to Genealogy
Saturday, October 25 at 12 p.m.-4 p.m. "Help! I’m Stuck"

Wednesday, November 5 at 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Introduction to Genealogy
Saturday, November 15 at 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Introduction to Genealogy
Saturday, November 15 at 12 p.m.-4 p.m. "Help! I’m Stuck"

Wednesday, December 3 at 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Introduction to Genealogy

2009
Wednesday, January 7 at 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Introduction to Genealogy
Saturday, January 24 at 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Introduction to Genealogy
Saturday, January 24 at 12 p.m.-4 p.m. "Help! I’m Stuck"

Wednesday, February 4 at 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Introduction to Genealogy
Saturday, February 21 at 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Introduction to Genealogy
Saturday, February 21 at 12 p.m.-4 p.m. "Help! I’m Stuck"

Wednesday, March 4 at 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Introduction to Genealogy
Saturday, March 21 at 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Introduction to Genealogy
Saturday, March 21 at 12 p.m.-4 p.m. "Help! I’m Stuck"

Wednesday, April 1 at 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Introduction to Genealogy
Saturday, April 25 at 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Introduction to Genealogy
Saturday, April 25 at 12 p.m.-4 p.m. "Help! I’m Stuck"

Wednesday, May 6 at 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Introduction to Genealogy
Saturday, May 16 at 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Introduction to Genealogy
Saturday, May 16 at 12 p.m.-4 p.m. "Help! I’m Stuck"

Wednesday, June 3 at 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Introduction to Genealogy
Saturday, June 13 at 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Introduction to Genealogy
Saturday, June 13 at 12 p.m.-4 p.m. "Help! I’m Stuck"

Wednesday, July 1 at 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Introduction to Genealogy

Wednesday, August 5 at 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Introduction to Genealogy

Wednesday, September 5 at 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Introduction to Genealogy

See information about other National Archives records-related programs and workshops.

The National Archives is fully accessible. To request an accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) from the Know Your Records (KYR) program staff, please send an e-mail to: KYR@nara.gov or call 202-357-5333 two weeks prior to the event.

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For press information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs Staff at (202) 357-5300.

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