2015 Press Releases

National Archives Holds Free Records Programs in June
Press Release · Monday, June 1, 2015

Washington, DC

In June, the National Archives holds research and genealogy programs highlighting records from its holdings. These programs are free and open to the public, and will be held in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station.

Introduction to Genealogy at the National Archives
Wednesday, June 3, at 11 a.m.
Room G-25, Research Center (Penn. Ave. Entrance

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

Civil War Medicine & Surgery
Wednesday, June 3, at 2 p.m.
William G. McGowan Theater & YouTube

Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Ave. and 7th Street, NW
Archives specialist Rebecca Sharp will discuss The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 1861–1865. This published source contains information about Civil War medical and surgical procedures as well as case studies. Presentation materials are available online.

“Help! I’m Stuck” Genealogy Consultation
Saturday, June 20, noon–4 p.m.
Room G-25, Research Center (Penn. Ave. Entrance)

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

Mark Your Calendars!

Second-ever Genealogy Camp for Kids
July 20-24, 2015, 9 am-noon, Boeing Learning Center

Ever wondered about your family’s roots and who is on your family tree? Budding genealogists will join our Education Team for five exciting days of Genealogy Camp! Campers will use ship manifests and census records to trace an immigrant family’s arrival in the United States in the early 20th century. Hands-on and interactive experiences each day. The camp is open to kids age 12-16. The camp, which is limited to 15 participants, is free of charge, but registration is required. Please email education@nara.gov for more information and to request the camp application.

2015 Virtual Genealogy Fair October 21 & 22, 2015

Join the National Archives for the 2015 Virtual Genealogy Fair on October 21 & 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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