National Archives at Boston

Genealogy for Kids at the National Archives in Boston

April 2010

National Archives Offers FREE Vacation-Week Program: Genealogy for Kids

Understanding our family history can help us understand from whence we've come and who we are. During April vacation week, the National Archives at Boston (in Waltham) will offer two free opportunities for families.

On Wednesday, April 21st at 10 AM, a free 1.5-hour program for young people (grades 3-8) and their chaperones will explore Genealogy for Kids. A behind-the-scenes tour of the Archives concludes the program. Then, participants can research their family history. Volunteers and staff will be available to help out. The program is free; reservations are required, as are adult chaperones.

On Wednesday, April 21st at 2 P.M., the National Archives staff will provide a free behind-the-scenes tours open to the public. Each tour will last about 45 minutes and will include a chance to see original documents of our nation's history. Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations for the tours are suggested.

All programs are free. For reservations, please call 866-406-2379 or email

The National Archives at Boston, 380 Trapelo Rd., Waltham, MA 02186