National Archives at Seattle

Brick Wall Workshops


Let's meet for lunch at the "brick wall", the SECOND Thursday of each month. Bring your lunch and your brick-wall research problem and a group of archivists and volunteers will meet with you between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM to give assistance. FREE

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Bring Your Group to the Archives

Customized presentations at the Seattle facility can be scheduled on a first-come-first served basis. Morning or afternoon sessions are usually available between the times of 9 AM and 4 PM. Contact to discuss available presentations and dates.

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Arrange for the Archives Come to You

Presentations can be brought to your school, genealogical society, library or other public venue by appointment. This option is subject to available staff, travel funding, and geographic proximity. Contact for more information.

Workshops Online by Webinar or Videoconference

For Education

For Genealogical Societies

  • Bring the National Archives to Your Genealogical Society Meeting by Webinar no matter how far away you are from Seattle. Contact for availability and topic suggestions.

Additional Information

Cost: Most workshops listed on this page are free of charge unless otherwise indicated. All suggested donations, if requested, are payable by cash or check at the door. Ample free parking is provided.

Location: For workshops or presentations scheduled at the National Archives at Seattle: 6125 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115. Classes are held either in the upstairs Conference Room or our main floor Learning Center.

Registration: Advance registration is advised. Classes are held on a first come, first served basis. To register, call 206-336-5115, or e-mail:, or in person during normal business hours, 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Cancellation policy: We reserve the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment or adverse weather.

National Archives at Seattle Calendar of Events

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