National Archives at New York City

Getting the Most from Ancestry

Press Release
August 2014

Finding Family: Fall 2014 Genealogy Series

New York City, NY…The fall Finding Family series resumes this September. Our programs highlight the many ways of finding your family history within Federal records held by the National Archives.

All programs are free and open to the public, and are held in the 3rd floor Learning Center of the National Archives at New York City at One Bowling Green, NY, NY.

Due to limited space, please register in advance via or 866-840-1752.

Our Finding Family series generally runs from noon to 1:00pm. Participants are encouraged to use the Research Center (down the hall from the Learning Center) before or after the session.

Participants may also bring their own lunch and eat in the Learning Center during the sessions.

This fall schedule is:

Date Topic
September 9

Finding Family: Researching NARA-NY naturalizations and NYC vital records

This presentation highlights the index of over 16 million NARA-NY naturalizations and NYC Municipal Archives vital records created by volunteers from various genealogy groups.
October 14

Introduction to Genealogy Resources at the National Archives

Learn the basics of family history research using U.S. Federal census, passenger arrival, naturalization, and military records of the National Archives.
November 13

What Court Records Reveal about your Ancestors

Did your ancestor ever own a business, file for bankruptcy, or file a civil case? The National Archives maintains court cases (admiralty, civil, and criminal) that may reveal family stories. Come learn how to begin researching this impressive collection of records.
December 9

Under-utilized Resources at the National Archives

Find out which records can assist your genealogical research but are often missed or overlooked because they are not fully indexed or require onsite research.

Print out schedule (PDF)