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The Know Your Records program provides educational resources on how to access and conduct research using U.S. federal government records held at the National Archives and Records Administration.

2024 Schedule

After the event's premiere date, the video and presentation materials remain available and added to our YouTube Playlists.


2024 Genealogy Series poster

May 21–June 25, 2024

2024 Genealogy Series

Every year, the National Archives hosts the Genealogy Series, a free, educational genealogy event broadcast on YouTube. The sessions offer family history research tools on federal records for all skill levels. Join thousands of family historians participating during the live event. Broadcasts of the program sessions will take place in May and June. All are welcome!

YouTube Playlists

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

African American Records

World War II Photo

 Arts & Culture

Declaration of Independence

America's Founding Documents


Events, Centennials & Holidays

US Capitol Dome

Federal Government




Foreign Policy, Military Records & Investigations

group of people





Preserving Family Records


Science & Technology and Transportation

Native American Records

U.S Veterans

Civilian Service

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Participation Instructions

You are invited to attend, participate, and ask questions during each session's YouTube premiere. Presentations are pre-recorded videos broadcast on NARA's YouTube channel. Throughout the broadcast, you will be able to ask questions, and the presenter will respond in real time. After the initial showing, the video and handouts will remain available on this web page and YouTube.

  • Attend via YouTube
  • Participate in chat, by first logging into YouTube and then typing your comments into the chat section
  • Follow us on Twitter at @USNatArchives

Captioning & Transcript

  • Captioning is available by selecting the CC icon at the bottom of the YouTube video. 
  • Transcripts are available by sending a request to
  • If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for the event, please email the Know Your Records program coordinator at



History Hub

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All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.