2016 Press Releases

National Archives Holds Free Records Programs in September
Press Release · Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Washington, DC

In September, 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.

The building is Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station.

What’s New at FamilySearch
Wednesday, September 14, at 2 p.m.
William G. McGowan Theater and live streamed on the US National Archives YouTube Channel

Please use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.
FamilySearch provides free online access to over 2,079 record collections with 1.2 billion images, 5.36 billion searchable names, research assistance, genealogical education, community forums, and an ever-expanding knowledge base (Wiki). This session will explore the many resources available online and at your local Family History Center. Presentation materials are available online.

"Help! I'm Stuck" Genealogy Consultation
Saturday, September 17, noon–4 p.m., Microfilm Room, Research Center
Please use the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance, between 7th and 9th Streets, NW

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.

COMING SOON! 2016 Virtual Genealogy Fair October 26 and 27, 2016

Join us for the annual National Archives virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast on YouTube, October 26 and 27, 2016. Speakers include genealogy experts from National Archives locations across the nation. Revisit last year's popular event online.

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.

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