Special “Know Your Records” Programs this Fall 
Press Release · Thursday, November 7, 2019

Washington, DC

The National Archives continues its popular Know Your Records series this fall.  These programs are free and open to the public, no reservations needed.  Events are held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, and streamed live on the National Archives YouTube Channel.  Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.  Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station. 

Know Your Records: Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel Mandatory Declassification Review Forum
Monday, November 18, at 1 p.m. EST, William G. McGowan Theater and YouTube
The Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP) will host a Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) Forum to update the requester community and government declassification professionals on ISCAP’s work in FY 2019, and outlook for FY2020. See the ISCAP webpage for more information, including prior declassification decisions and the status of current appeals. 

Know Your Records: Digitizing Records from Pearl Harbor
Thursday, December 19, at 2 p.m. EST, William G. McGowan Theater and YouTube
Supervisory Archives Specialist Eric Kilgore will provide an overview of the partnership between the National Parks Service and the National Archives’ to digitize the records of all Pearl Harbor casualties, starting with the USS Arizona. 

Did you miss our 2019 Virtual Genealogy Fair?  Session videos and handouts are online!
Our October 23 Virtual Genealogy Fair -- our biggest genealogy event of the year -- reached tens of thousands of genealogists worldwide!  The live, virtual event, conducted by webcast, provided “how-to” family research guidance for all skill levels. Sessions included guidance on: the National Archives’ History Hub; preserving personal collections; and using records relating to immigration; World War I soldiers and marines; Bureau of Indian Affairs schools; and the Homestead Act. You can view and download presentations and handouts here. Watch all six sessions on YouTube.

Learn more about the Know Your Records program online.  


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