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March 18, 2008

Special Programs Highlight National Archives Records in May

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Washington, DC…In May, the National Archives will feature a series of programs highlighting records from its holdings. All programs are free and open to the public and will be held in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, and at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland.

The National Archives Building is located on Constitution Avenue, between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, Washington, DC. Visitors to all programs in the National Archives Building Research Center should use the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance, between 7th and 9th Streets, NW. The National Archives at College Park, MD is located at 8601 Adelphi Road. See directions to both locations.

An Introduction to Genealogy: An African American Perspective
Saturday, May 17, 10:15 a.m.1:45 p.m., William G. McGowan Theater (use the Special Events entrance at Constitution Ave. and 7th St.)
National Archives archivist Reginald Washington and Deborah Daniels of American Legacy magazine will present a workshop on basic genealogical research and techniques. They will discuss the use of oral history, pedigree charts, family group sheets, and other resources including Federal, state, and local records available for African American family research. Reservations are required, and a fee of $20 is payable by cash or check at the door. Call 202-357-5333.

19th-Century Nonpopulation Census Schedules
Thursday, May 1, at 11 a.m., Lecture Room B, National Archives at College Park, MD
Archives specialists Rebecca Sharp and Katherine Vollen will discuss how to use these often overlooked Federal records to enhance your genealogical and historical research.

The National Register of Scientific and Technical Personnel
Tuesday, May 20, at 11 a.m., Room G-24, National Archives Building
Paula Larich, an archivist in the Center for Electronic Records at the National Archives, will discuss records of the National Register of Scientific and Technical Personnel. This agency provided the Federal Government with information regarding the name, location, and technical expertise of scientists and engineers during the early Cold War. (This lecture will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD, in Lecture Room B, on Thursday, May 22, at 11 a.m.)

Both Archives facilities are fully accessible. To request an accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) for a public program, please e-mail public.program@nara.gov or call 202-357-5000 at least two weeks prior to the event. To verify the date and times of the programs, the public should call 202-357-5333, or view the Calendar of Events online.

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For Press information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (202) 357-5300.

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