2016 Press Releases

National Archives Holds Free Records Programs in March and April
Press Release · Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014

Washington, DC

Washington, DC…In March and April, 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 at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, which is located on the National Mall and is fully accessible. For programs in the McGowan Theater, please use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW. For programs in the Research Center, please use the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance, between 7th and 9th Streets, NW.

The building is Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station. The March 16th and April 11th programs will be live streamed on the US National Archives YouTube Channel.

"Help! I'm Stuck" Genealogy Consultation
Saturday, March 12, noon–4 p.m., Microfilm Room, Research Center

Not sure where to begin? Has a genealogical problem stumped you? Archivist Claire Kluskens is available from noon to 4 p.m. to answer your questions. Sign up for first-come, first-served, 20-minute appointments at the Microfilm Research desk on Saturday.

Updates to the National Archives Catalog
Wednesday, March 16, at 2 p.m.
William G. McGowan Theater & YouTube

Jason Clingerman, chief of the Digital Public Access Branch, will demonstrate recent updates to the National Archves Catalog and show how you can further your research using this online tool.

The Struggle for Fairness: How the Repeal of National Origins Quotas in 1965 Altered Immigration Flows
Thursday, March 24, at noon, Room 25, Research Center

Ruth Wasem, specialist in immigration policy for the Congressional Research Service, discusses her research and book project on post World War II policies that promoted the rise of the middle class in the United States.

Diets, Textiles, and Electricity: Records that Impacted the Domestic Lives of Americans
Monday, April 11, at 2 p.m.
William G. McGowan Theater & YouTube

Join archivist Pamela Anderson, broadcast from Kansas City, MO, as she highlights some of the extensive information available through the National Archives at Kansas City, including the records of several Federal agencies that impacted or improved the domestic lives of American citizens. Presentation materials will be available online.

"Help! I'm Stuck" Genealogy Consultation
Saturday, April 16, noon–4 p.m., Microfilm Room, Research Center

Not sure where to begin? Has a genealogical problem stumped you? Archivist Claire Kluskens is available from noon to 4 p.m. to answer your questions. Sign up for first-come, first-served, 20-minute appointments at the Microfilm Research desk on Saturday.

Free Records Talks on YouTube
Know Your Records has made available online extensive videos, handouts, and presentations from our live programs. Learn how to do research at the National Archives using Federal holdings including census, immigration, and military service, and pension records. See the Know Your Records playlist.

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, 2015. Revisit this popular event online. Speakers included genealogy experts from National Archives locations across the nation. Video recordings and handouts for all ten sessions are available.

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