Our Finding Family Genealogy Series is offered every Spring (March through June) and Fall (September through December) on the following dates.
The series of workshops are free and open to all interested in learning about genealogical research using records from the National Archives.
March 14, 2017 Preserving Your Family History
Staff will provide an overview of the archival ways to preserve your family treasures, as well as provide a list of resources to help you.
April 11, 2017 Online Veterans and Military Documents - Part 1
Staff will highlight a number of military records, from photos to documents that are searchable in the National Archives Catalog and Access to Archival Databases (AAD) systems. This session will focus on records from the Revolutionary War through the World War I.
May 9, 2017 Online Veterans and Military Documents - Part 2
Staff will highlight a number of military records, from photos to documents that are searchable in the National Archives Catalog and Access to Archival Databases (AAD) systems. This session will focus on records from World War II through the Vietnam Conflict eras.
June 13, 2017 Online Newspapers for Genealogy Research
Janeen Bjork, genealogist and professional researcher will share her methodology for locating hard to find newspaper items, including an overview of researching records using OCR, optical character recognition technology that allows newspapers to be indexed and searched online, favorite newspaper websites, and examples of stories that take extra effort to uncover.
Registration: The public should register via email@example.com or 866-840-1752 to reserve a space.
Cost: All programs are free and open to the public
Location: All programs will be held in the Learning Center, on the 3rd floor of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at One Bowling Green, NY, NY.
Time: Programs run from Noon to 1:00pm.
The National Archives at New York City offers a variety of free workshops. We encourage participants to learn about using our resources for genealogical, educational, and other purposes. Our workshops vary throughout the year and tailored to meet the needs of our various audiences.
Please note that these are past events, and we may not be able to repeat them exactly in terms of the subjects covered. We do try to cover the major genealogy records -- Census, naturalization, passenger arrival records -- every year, and we provide workshops for beginners and experienced researchers. We also offer workshops on "underutilized" records.
Please let us know if you are interested in a particular topic. The New York staff is knowledgeable about all our archival materials and available to design a workshop to meet a specific audience or genealogical interest. Our staff is available to present lectures at local, state, and regional genealogy functions. Contact us for more information or to set up a workshop.
We also host programs exclusively for guest organizations, genealogical groups, historical associations, colleges, universities, schools, community groups, and more upon request. Please contact us if your group is interested in an exclusive presentation and tour, or a particular topical program. Guest programs are open to members (current and new prospects) of the guest institutions or organizations.
All workshops are free! Workshop and tour space is limited (approximately 40 participants), so prior registration is required. Call us at 866.840.1752 toll-free or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more details.
National Archives at New York City Calendar of Events
June 13 Tuesday
New York, NY - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Learn how to locate hard-to-find newspaper items, including an overview of researching records using OCR.