National Archives at New York City

Finding Family: Fall 2015 Genealogy Series

New York City, NY....The Fall Finding Family series resumes in 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.

Each presentation generally runs from noon to 1:00pm. Participants are welcome to use the Research Center (down the hall from the Learning Center) before or after the session.

Attendees to the series may also bring their own lunch and eat in the Learning Center during the session.

Our Fall Schedule

Date Workshop
September 8, 2015 Introduction to Genealogy at the National Archives at New York City
Join us for an overview of the genealogical resources of the National Archives, including the basics of U.S. Federal Census Records, Passenger Arrival Records, and Naturalization Records.
October 13, 2015 Using National Archives Online Resources
Learn how to navigate the National Archives website, including how to search online for archival holdings in the National Archives Catalog, Access to Archival Databases (AAD), and more.
November 10, 2015 Where you burned by the 1973 Fire?
A fire in St. Louis at the National Personnel Records Center in 1973 destroyed approximately 80 percent of the personnel records of Army officers and enlisted personnel discharged from November 1, 1912, to January 1, 1960. Former National Archives staffer Connie Potter will describe selected records from the National Archives in Washington, DC, and College Park that can provide information on individual soldiers, as well as some online sources.
December 8, 2015 Preserving Your Family History
Staff will provide an overview of the ways to preserve your family treasures, as well as provide a list of available resources to help you.


All programs run from 12-1 p.m. in the 3rd floor Learning Center.


Please register at or 866-840-1752 to reserve a space.

All programs are free and open to the public.

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About the National Archives at New York City

The National Archives at New York City maintains the historically significant records of Federal agencies and courts in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, dating from 1685 to the present. It also holds select microfilm publications of the National Archives and provides access to a variety of online historical resources. Since 2012, NARA NYC has been headquartered at the historic, 107 year old Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, which is a designated National Historic Landmark and also listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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