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National Archives Holds Free Records Programs in January
Press Release · Thursday, January 5, 2017

Washington, DC

In January, the National Archives will hold three special 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 the program 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.  

Tuesday, January 10, at 2 p.m. EST

Accidental Genealogy – Part 1 of 2

William G. McGowan Theater and YouTube

Learn about various genealogy sources from Ray Bottorff Jr, as he describes valuable information accidentally found in our collections, including records regarding military permissions to marry, deceased military personnel, and military personnel passenger lists. This is a two-part series. Presentation materials available online.  

Wednesday, January 11, at 2 p.m. EST

Accidental Genealogy – Part 2 of 2

William G. McGowan Theater and YouTube

Learn about various genealogy sources from Ray Bottorff Jr, as he describes valuable information accidentally found in our collections, focusing on records from the Selective Service System. Presentation materials available online.  

Saturday, January 28, noon-4 p.m.

“Help! I’m Stuck” Genealogy Consultation

Microfilm Research Room (Penn. Ave. Entrance)
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.

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