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December 16, 2013

National Archives Holds Research and Genealogy-related Programs in January

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Washington, DC…In January, the National Archives "Know Your Records" program presents research and genealogy-related programs highlighting records from its holdings ranging from maps and engineering plans to ship passenger lists. All programs are free and open to the public, and will be held in the National Archives Building Research Center (Room G-25), in Washington, DC. Attendees should use the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance, between 7th and 9th Streets, NW. Two lectures will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD, located at 8601 Adelphi Road. See directions to both locations.

Wednesday, January 8, at 9:30 a.m.
Genealogy Lecture: Using National Archives Online Resources

Archives staff show you tips on how to navigate archives.gov for your genealogy research. (The lecture will be repeated at the National Archives Building, Wednesday, January 22 at 9:30 a.m.)

Wednesday, January 8, at 11 a.m.
Introduction to Genealogy at the National Archives

Learn how to do basic genealogical research using Federal records at the National Archives on the first Wednesday of the month.

Tuesday, January 14, at 11 a.m.
Mapping your Way through Cartographic Records
Join Ellen Mulligan, archivist from our Cartographic and Architectural Section, on how to access and use holdings in aerial photography, ship plans, architectural and engineering plans, railroad maps, and other significant records. (The lecture will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD, in Lecture Room B, Thursday, January 16, at 11 a.m.)

Wednesday, January 15, at 11 a.m.
"Beyond the Basics" Genealogy: Board of Special Inquiry

Increase your archival research skills at the National Archives with a lecture on the third Wednesday of the month. This month’s topic will cover the Board of Special Inquiry by genealogy specialist Rebecca Sharp (all skill levels welcome).

Saturday, January 18, at 10 a.m.
"Help! I'm Stuck" Genealogy Consultation

Not sure where to begin? Has a genealogical problem stumped you? An archivist is available from noon to 4 p.m. to answer your questions. Sign up for a 20-minute appointment at the Microfilm Research desk on Saturday.

Saturday, January 18, noon–4 p.m.
"Beyond the Basics" Genealogy: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, MD, 1820–1957

Archives staff teach "beyond the basic" archival research skills for genealogists on the third Saturday of the month. This month’s topic is Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, Maryland, 1820–1957.

Tuesday, January 28, at 11 a.m.
Congressional Records on the Budget in the 1970s
Historian Richard McCulley discusses records of the Joint Study Committee on Budget Control (1973–1974) and the Senate and House Budget Committee (1974–1981). (The lecture will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD, in Lecture Room B, Thursday, January 30, at 11 a.m.)

The National Archives Building and the National Archives at College Park are fully accessible. To request an accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) for a public program, please email public.program@nara.gov or call 202-357-5000 prior to the event. To verify the date and times of the programs, the public should call 202-357-5000, or view the Calendar of Events online.

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