2014 Press Releases

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

Washington, DC

Washington, DC…In November, 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.

Tuesday, November 4, at 11 a.m.
Identifying and Reviewing Sensitive Records
National Archives FOIA and privacy officer Joseph Scanlon and Special Access/FOIA staff manager Martha Murphy discuss Federal records covered by FOIA exemptions. (The lecture will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD, in Lecture Room C, Thursday, November 6, at 11 a.m.)

Wednesday, November 5, 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.

Thursday, November 6, at noon
World War I and the Birth of the United States Veterans’ Hospital System
Jessica L. Adler, assistant professor of history and health policy and management at Florida International University, will discuss the origins of the veterans’ hospital system and her forthcoming book tentatively titled Burdens of a Great War: Health, Politics, and the Birth of the United States Veterans’ Hospital System.

Saturday, November 15, noon–4 p.m.
“Help! I'm Stuck” Genealogy Consultation
Not sure where to begin? Has a genealogical problem stumped you? Claire Kluskens, 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, November 18, at 11 a.m.
FOIA at the National Archives
National Archives Special Access/FOIA staff manager Martha Murphy and FOIA and privacy officer Joseph Scanlon discuss how we respond to Freedom of Information Act requests. (The lecture will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD, in Lecture Room C, Thursday, November 20, at 11 a.m.)

Thursday, November 20, at noon
Petitions and the History of American Secularism
Timothy Verhoeven, fellow at the School of Philosophical, Historical, and International Studies at the University of Monash (Australia), will discuss his book project, “Secularism in Nineteenth-Century America.”

PLEASE NOTE: Research rooms will be closed on November 11 for Veterans Day. The museum and research rooms will be closed on November 27 for Thanksgiving Day.

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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