2016 Press Releases

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

Washington, DC

Washington, DC…In May, 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 May 19 and May 25 programs will be live streamed on the US National Archives YouTube Channel.

Early Years of the U.S. Joint Committee on Taxation and Some Current Implications
Thursday, May 19, at noon, Research Center Room G-25

George Yin, professor of law and taxation at the University of Virginia and former Chief of Staff for the Joint Committee on Taxation, will discuss his research using the Committee’s records and explore how the Committee has shaped United States tax policies.

Favorite Films of the National Archives Motion Picture Lab
Thursday, May 19, at 2 p.m., William G. McGowan Theater and YouTube

National Archives Film Preservation specialists Criss Kovac, Audrey Amidon, and Heidi Holmstrom share Federal government films they love, from the historically significant to the delightfully misguided. Presentation materials will be available online.

"Help! I'm Stuck" Genealogy Consultation
Saturday, May 21, noon-4 p.m., Research Center Microfilm Room

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.

Civil War Voices: Records from the National Archives and a Personal Collection
Wednesday, May 25, at 2 p.m. William G. McGowan Theater and YouTube

Researcher John Emond presents dramatic, humorous, and poignant “voices” of soldiers from the North and South through their documents and letters. Presentation materials will be available online.

The Politics and History of National Identification Documents in the United States, 1915-2015: Lessons from the Archives
Thursday, May 26, at noon, Research Center, Room G-25

Magdalena Krajewska, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Wingate University, will discuss her research for her book manuscript, Identifying America.

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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