National Archives at New York City

Spring Finding Family Genealogy Series at the National Archives at New York City

Press Release
February 2014

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

Our 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 and will occur on the following dates:

March 11 Finding Family: Using NARA's Online Resources
Staff will provide an overview of National Archives website including, how to search online for archival holdings in the Online Public Access Catalog (OPA), Access to Archival Databases (AAD) and more.
April 1 Getting the Most from Ancestry
With more than 13 billion records in more than 30,000 collections at Ancestry, some of the richest records and most fascinating stories don't surface as quickly as we want them to. This presentation will highlight some exciting new records and show you how to use the powerful search tools to find them, to document them and to share your family stories most effectively. This program will be presented by Ancestry staffer, Lou Szucs.
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May 13 Finding Family: Using Fold3
Staff will provide an overview of this system while emphasizing the featured collections, including how to search military records and how to share your own information and insights to related historical documents
June 10 Finding Family: Using FamilySearch
Learn how to search this free database that includes over 3 billion names and offers a way for families to connect across generations.

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Visitors may enter at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House building first floor (main) entrance and take the elevator to the third floor. The Learning Center is located at the end of the hallway on the right side (Whitehall) of the building.