Calendar of Events

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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 and Records Administration.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, November 14, at 2 p.m. eastern
William G. McGowan Theater and YouTube

Photographic Records of the U.S. Coast Guard 

Still Picture Archivist Kelsey Noel will provide an overview of the Coast Guard photographic records held within the National Archives Still Picture Branch, what is (and is not) available within them, and how to use these records for genealogy and other types of research.

Monday, November 18, at 1 p.m. eastern
Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP) Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) Forum

The Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP) will host a Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) Forum to update the requester community and U.S. Government declassification professionals on the ISCAP work over the past year and the outlook for the coming year. For more information on the ISCAP, including prior ISCAP declassification decisions and a log of the status of current appeals please visit our web page.

Thursday, December 19, at 2 p.m. eastern
William G. McGowan Theater and YouTube
Digitizing Records from Pearl Harbor
Supervisory archives specialist Eric Kilgore will provide an overview of the partnership between the National Parks Service and the National Archives’ to digitize the records of all Pearl Harbor casualties, starting with the USS Arizona. Potentially, this project will enhance the research and education about the men who fought and died on December 7th.

Video Playlists on YouTube

View videos from previous events on people, places, events and other popular topics of interest for your research.

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National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair
It's not too late to see our biggest genealogy event of the year! Every year, the National Archives hosts a free, live, virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast on YouTube, offering advice on family history research for all skill levels on Federal records. Visit the Virtual Genealogy Fair web page at

Declaration of Independence  America's Founding Documents

globe  Foreign Policy, Military Records & Investigations

group of people  People

map  Places

US Capitol Dome  Federal Government

astronaut  Maritime, Aviation, Science & Technology

newspaper  Events, Centennials & Holidays

World War II PhotoArts & Culture

All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.