2014 Press Releases

National Archives Holds Free Research and Genealogy Programs in June
Press Release · Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Washington, DC

In June, the National Archives presents research and genealogy programs highlighting records from its holdings on topics ranging from the Revolutionary War to the Monuments Men. All programs are free and open to the publi, and will be held in the National Archives Building Research Center (Room G-25), in Washington, DC, unless otherwise noted. 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 that three of the programs will be held in Lecture Room C of the National Archives at College Park, Maryland , located at 8601 Adelphi Road. See directions to both locations.

Tuesday, June 3, at 11 a.m.
Records of The Monuments Men at the National Archives
Dr. Greg Bradsher, a senior archivist and World War II expert, and author of Holocaust-Era Assets: A Finding Aid to Records at the National Archives at College Park, MD, shares the fascinating story of the Monuments Men and their records. (The lecture will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD, in Lecture Room C, Thursday, June 5, at 11 a.m.)

Wednesday, June 4, at 11 a.m.
Introduction to Genealogy at the National Archives
Learn to do basic genealogical research using Federal records at the National Archives. Lectures take place on the first Wednesday of each month.

Tuesday, June 10, at 11 a.m.
Gay and Lesbian History in Congressional Records
Judith Adkins, archivist, will provide an introduction to LGBT-related records in the holdings of the National Archives Center for Legislative Archives. (The lecture will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD , in Lecture Room C, Thursday, June 12, at 11 a.m.)

Saturday, June 14, at 10 a.m.
"Beyond the Basics" Genealogy: Revolutionary War Military and Patriotic Service
Claire Kluskens, archivist, will teach “beyond the basics” archival research for genealogists on Revolutionary War military and patriotic service (all skill levels welcome).

Saturday, June 14, at 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.

Wednesday, June 18, at 11 a.m.
"Beyond the Basics" Genealogy: War of 1812 Navy Records
Increase your archival research skills at the National Archives with a genealogy lecture by archives specialist John Deeben on War of 1812 Navy Records (all skill levels welcome).

Tuesday, June 24, at 11 a.m.
National Archives Records on Ancestry.com
Chad Milliner of Ancestry.com discusses National Archives records recently imaged and published online at Ancestry.com, along with some hidden gems. (The lecture will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD , in Lecture Room C, Thursday, June 26, at 11 a.m.)

Wednesday, June 25, at 11 a.m.
Genealogy Using Online Resources of the National Archives
Archives specialist Nancy Wing shows how to navigate archives.gov for family history research.

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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