The National Archives at Boston

Genealogy Workshops at the National Archives at Boston

Fall 2013 - Summer 2014

See also our Teachers' Workshops, and NARA's genealogy workshops nationwide

The National Archives at Boston offers free genealogy and history lectures. Participants learn about the genealogical and historical resources at the National Archives and how to research these records.

October 1, 2013 2:00 P.M. What's Not Online: Researching Family History Using the Original Records of the National Archives:
Despite the many online programs that help us with genealogy research, there is still so much more that is not available online! Your National Archives holds a treasure trove of original records and iss a great resource for your family research. Crew lists of vessels, criminal and civil court cases, bankruptcies, so many records . . .

So many records are waiting for you to find them!
January 7, 20132:00 P.M.Starting Your Family History
Tracing your roots is a journey of discovery for you and a legacy you can leave for those who will follow. But how do you get started? And how do you put it together? This workshop will provide you the strategies for collecting and organizing what you have and the methodology for embarking on this meaningful and engaging pastime.
April 1, 20142:00 P.M.Researcher Forum
Researching original records has changed in recent years. No longer are you winding the microfilm, and the resources and strategies have expanded. Historians, academic researchers, students, and family researchers have new opportunities to navigate the vast information held by the National Archives.

Come and learn about the new and exciting initiatives for researchers, and use this open forum opportunity to tell us how the National Archives experience can be made better for you.
July 8, 20142:00 P.M.Passenger Lists, Censuses, & Naturalizations: The Big 3 Sources for Family History
Exploring family history is an engaging challenge. And the official records –censuses, passenger lists, and naturalizations—offer a treasure trove of genealogical information.

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to locate and use the resources. Then, you’re invited to start your research, and you will be assisted by the archives staff and volunteers.

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Location: The workshops take place at the National Archives at Boston, 380 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA.

Registration: Please call (866) 406-2379 or 781-663-0130, or e-mail to register and for more details. All lectures are FREE and OPEN to the public.

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