2016 Press Releases

National Archives Holds Free Records Programs in December
Press Release · Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014

Washington, DC

Washington, DC…In December, 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: The National Archives will be closed on December 25.

Introduction to Genealogy at the National Archives
Wednesday, December 2, 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.

Records Talk: Role of the Federal Government in Black Education
Wednesday, December 2, at 2 p.m., William G. McGowan Theater & YouTube

Attendees should use the Special Events Entrance on Constitution Ave. at 7th St. NW
Tina L. Ligon, archivist, will discuss records relating to desegregation, integration, and studies on black education. She will cover the Brown v. Board of Education case, the Little Rock Nine crisis, research activities at historically black colleges and universities, and busing in Charlotte, NC, and Boston, MA. Video | Handout | Presentation Slides | Captioning

Records Talk: Immigration Records & Privacy
Thursday, December 10, at 2 p.m., William G. McGowan Theater & YouTube

Attendees should use the Special Events Entrance on Constitution Ave. at 7th St. NW
William Creech, reference archivist, will discuss immigration records in our holdings, how they are screened for privacy, and which are accessible. He will focus on records from the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) headquarters approximately from 1906 to 1964 and INS World War II enemy alien detention camp records. Presentation materials are available online.

"Help! I’m Stuck" Genealogy Consultation
Saturday, December 12, 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.

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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