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The Know Your Records program provides educational resources on how to access and do research using U.S. Federal Government records held at the National Archives.
Wednesday, December 12, 2 p.m. eastern
Bringing History To Life: Documenting Artifacts
- History Lost: Interesting items with tantalizing aspects showing age, but their stories are gone forever because of missing details.
- History Preserved: Artifacts where details are well-documented, thus helping to provide the broader historical context.
- National Archives as a Repository of History: How historical information held at the National Archives weaves our shared stories together.
- Oral History: Compelling personal oral story examples provide first-hand accounts of moments in history -- what are your family's?
Video Playlists on YouTube
View videos from previous events on people, places, events and other popular topics of interest for your research.
View our latest video: National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair 2018
Every year, the National Archives hosts a virtual Genealogy Fair via live webcast on YouTube. The sessions offer family history research tools on Federal records for all skill levels. Thousands of family historians participated in the live event. Schedule and handouts here.
All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.