Tuesday, May 17, 2011

National Archives (USA) Will Hold Genealogy Related Programs In June; Postings from Genealogy Fair

The National Archives (USA) will hold a series of genealogy-related programs in June at both Archives I ( Washington DC) and Archives II (College Park, MD). The programs will highlight records from its holdings. The programs are free and open to the public. For those living in or visiting the Greater Washington DC area in June this is a wonderful opportunity!

The programs start on June 1st with an Introduction to Genealogy and continue throughout the month with topics including: Lafayette: Lessons in Leadership from the Idealist General; Department of State Records, National Archives National Declassification Center, Beyond the Basics: Researching the 1940 Census; Help: I'm Stuck!; Online Resources: Military Casualty Records on Access to Archival Database and more!

To see the full list of programs and a write-up on each program go to:
http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2011/nr11-129.html
In addition the National Archives has posted some of the materials from their genealogy fair: Become Your Family Detective that was held in April 2-21, 2011.
They may be accessed at:
http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/know-your-records/genealogy-fair/2011/handouts/

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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