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National Archives Holds Free Records Lectures in December and January
Press Release · Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014

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Washington, DC…In December and January, the National Archives presents research and genealogy programs highlighting records from its holdings on topics ranging from soldiers’ voices in the Civil War to “Sex on the Frontier.” 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: one program will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD, located at 8601 Adelphi Road. See directions to both locations.

2014 Virtual Genealogy Fair Sessions Now Online!!
The National Archives hosted a live, three-day, virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast on YouTube, October 28-30. Revisit this popular event online.

Saturday, December 13, 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 to answer your questions. Sign up for a 20-minute appointment at the Microfilm Research desk on Saturday.

Tuesday, January 6, at 11 a.m.
Civil War Voices from the National Archives and a Private Collection
In recognition of the Civil War sesquicentennial, researcher John Emond presents dramatic, humorous, and poignant North and South soldier “voices” through their documents and letters. This program will be repeated on Thursday, January 8, at 11 a.m., at the National Archives at College Park, MD, Lecture Room C

Wednesday, January 7, 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, January 15, at noon
Researcher Talk: “Sex on the Frontier”
Rebecca Edwards, Eloise Ellery Professor of History and Department Chair at Vassar College, will discuss her research in petitions sent to Congress for her topic, “Sex on the Frontier: Fertility and America’s Antebellum Empire.”

Saturday, January 17, 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.

PLEASE NOTE: All National Archives research rooms will be closed on December 25, December 26, and January 1. National Archives research rooms in Washington, DC, and nationwide will close at 2 p.m. on December 24. All museums will be closed on December 25. Check each Presidential library's schedule for holiday hours.

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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