2015 Press Releases

National Archives Holds Free Records Programs in September
Press Release · Thursday, August 20, 2015

Washington, DC

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In September, the National Archives holds research and genealogy programs highlighting records from its holdings, and prepares for its upcoming 2015 Virtual Genealogy Fair! These programs are free and open to the public and will be held in Room G-25 of the Research Complex of the National Archives Building 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.

Introduction to Genealogy at the National Archives
Wednesday, September 2, at 11 a.m.
Learn how to do basic genealogical research using Federal records at the National Archives. Lectures take place on the first Wednesday of each month.

BOOK TALK: Buying the Vote
Thursday, September 10, at noon
Robert E. Mutch will discuss the history of campaign finance from the first Federal legislation in 1907 to the Citizens United decision in his book, Buying the Vote: A History of Campaign Finance Reform.

“Help! I’m Stuck” Genealogy Consultation
Saturday, September 19, noon–4 p.m.
Not sure where to begin? Has a genealogical problem stumped you? Archivist Claire Prechtel-Kluskens 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. The genealogy consultations take place on one Saturday a month.

Mark Your Calendars! Coming Soon!

2015 Virtual Genealogy Fair, October 21 & 22, 2015
Join the National Archives for the 2015 Virtual Genealogy Fair on October 21 and 22, 2015. This will be broadcast live via YouTube so you can participate! Speakers will include genealogy experts from National Archives locations across the nation. Lectures will feature tips and techniques for using Federal records at the National Archives for genealogy research. Lectures are designed for experienced genealogists and novices. Recorded sessions will be available online after the event. More information online. See highlights from the 2014 Virtual Genealogy Fair online.

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