2016 Press Releases

National Archives Holds Free Records Programs in November
Press Release · Thursday, November 5, 2015

Washington, DC

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

PLEASE NOTE: Research rooms will be closed on November 11 for Veterans Day.

Records Talk: Military Service and Casualty Records Available Online
Tuesday, November 10, at 2 p.m., William G. McGowan Theater & YouTube

Attendees should use the Special Events Entrance on Constitution Ave. at 7th St. NW
Archives specialist John LeGloahec highlights military, service, and casualty electronic records and shows how to access these materials using the Access to Archival Databases (AAD). Video | Captioning | Presentation Slides.

“Help! I’m Stuck” Genealogy Consultation
Saturday, November 14, noon–4 p.m., Microfilm Room, Research Center (Penn. Ave. Entrance)

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. These genealogy consultations take place on one Saturday a month.

Book Talk: Electing the Senate: Indirect Democracy before the Seventeenth Amendment
Thursday, November 19, noon, Room G-25, Research Center (Penn. Ave. Entrance)

From 1789 to 1913, U.S. senators were not directly elected by the people—instead the Constitution mandated that they be chosen by state legislators. This radically changed in 1913, when the Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, giving the public a direct vote. Electing the Senate investigates the electoral connections among constituents, state legislators, political parties, and U.S. senators during the age of indirect elections. Co-author Charles Stewart will discuss his research for the book that includes an original data set of all the roll call votes cast by state legislators for U.S. senators from 1871 to 1913 and all state legislators who served during this time.

2015 Virtual Genealogy Fair Sessions Now Online!
The National Archives hosted a live, two-day, virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast on YouTube, October 21 and 22. Revisit this popular event online. Video recordings and handouts for all ten sessions are available. Speakers included genealogy experts from National Archives locations across the nation.

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