2014 Press Releases

National Archives Holds Free Research and Genealogy Programs in September and October
Press Release · Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014

Washington, DC

Washington, DC…This fall, the National Archives presents research and genealogy programs highlighting records from its holdings. All programs are free and open to the public, and will be held in the National Archives Building Research Center (Room G-25), in Washington, DC. Attendees should use the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance, between 7th and 9th Streets, NW. Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station. Please note: two programs will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD, located at 8601 Adelphi Road. See directions to both locations.

Saturday, September 20, noon–4 p.m.
"Help! I'm Stuck" Genealogy Consultation

Not sure where to begin? Has a genealogical problem stumped you? An archivist is available from noon to 4 p.m. to answer your questions. Sign up for a 20-minute appointment at the Microfilm Research desk on Saturday.

Tuesday, September 23, 11 a.m.
Using World War II Records to Conduct Naval History Research

Jacob Haywood of the National Archives will discuss how to use World War II naval records in the National Archives at College Park for genealogical research. (The lecture will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD, in Lecture Room A, Thursday, September 25, at 11 a.m.)

Tuesday, September 30, 11 a.m.
World War II Enemy Aliens Program

Lynn Goodsell, archivist at the National Archives, discusses WWII enemy alien control programs and related records focusing on programs affecting individuals of German, Italian, and Japanese ancestry living in the United States and Latin America. (The lecture will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD, in Lecture Room C, on Thursday, October 2, at 11 a.m.)

Wednesday, October 1, at 11 a.m.
Introduction to Genealogy at the National Archives

Learn how to do basic genealogical research using Federal records at the National Archives. Lectures take place on the first Wednesday of each month.

Saturday, October 18, noon–4 p.m.
"Help! I’m Stuck" Genealogy Consultation

Not sure where to begin? Has a genealogical problem stumped you? An archivist is available from noon to 4 p.m. to answer your questions. Sign up for a 20-minute appointment at the Microfilm Research desk on Saturday.

Coming Soon: Virtual Genealogy Fair October 28-30
The National Archives will host a live, three-day, virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast on YouTube. The free program offers family history research tools for all skill levels on Federal records including census, American Indian, military, naturalization, and immigration. Other topics include overviews of online genealogy resources and guidance on preserving personal records. For complete schedule and participation instructions, visit the Virtual Genealogy Fair website.

The National Archives Building and the National Archives at College Park are fully accessible. To request an accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) for a public program, please email public.program@nara.gov or call 202-357-5000 prior to the event. To verify the date and times of the programs, the public should call 202-357-5000, or view the Calendar of Events online.

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