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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.
May & June 2021 - Genealogy Series
In lieu of the autumn 2020 Virtual Genealogy Fair that could not be held due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to offer a new Genealogy Series! Instead of a single-day event, the program sessions will be broadcast individually during May and June. You are invited to watch and participate in real time with the presenters and family historians from around the world on YouTube. All are welcome!
Session descriptions, videos, handouts, and participation instructions are available at the Genealogy Series web page.
Videos on YouTube
View videos from previous events on people, places, events and other popular topics of interest for your research from these playlists.
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We also invite you to share examples of how our records are used by you to produce books, articles, documentaries, and other publications by emailing KYR@nara.gov.
Are you looking for a way to present research work done at the National Archives?
You can submit your ideas for a presentation at KYR@nara.gov.
Live Video Broadcasts
Live video broadcasts take place on YouTube. Submit questions by first logging into YouTube, and then typing questions into the chat section. We will address them during the live event.
William G. McGowan Theater
All Know Your Records programs are free. Reservations are not required. Audience attending William G. McGowan Theater events will use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Information on transportation.
Live captioning will be available online and in the William G. McGowan Theater. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for an event (such as a downloadable transcript or a sign language interpreter), please send an email to KYR@nara.gov or call 202.357.5260 in advance.
Find answers to your research questions at History Hub
All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.