National Archives at New York City

Spring 2015 Genealogy Series

New York City, NY....The spring Finding Family series resumes in March. 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 Spring Schedule

March 10, 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.
April 14, 2015

Using A- Files

Learn about the A –files and how these mid century records contain a wealth of biographical data, including immigration visas, photographs, applications, affidavits, correspondence, and more.
May 12, 2015

Records of the U.S. Custom Service

Staff will discuss the variety of records found within the oldest federal agency (and one of the largest) including those with genealogical value.
June 9, 2015

Americans in The Great War

Guest Lecturer, Jordan Auslander discusses US participation in World War 1 and how to research the paper trail of participants. 

All programs run from 12-1 p.m. in the 3rd floor Learning Center. All programs are free and open to the public. Please register at or 866-840-1752 to reserve a space.

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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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