The National Archives at New York City

Workshops and Program Schedule

2015 Finding Family Genealogy Series

Our Finding Family Genealogy Series is offered every Spring (March through June) and Fall (September through December) on the following dates.

The series of workshops are free and open to all interested in learning about genealogical research using records from the National Archives.

Date Workshop
September 8, 2015 Introduction to Genealogy at the National Archives at New York City
Join us for an overview of the genealogical resources of the National Archives, including the basics of U.S. Federal Census Records, Passenger Arrival Records, and Naturalization Records.
October 13, 2015 Using National Archives Online Resources
Learn how to navigate the National Archives website, including how to search online for archival holdings in the National Archives Catalog, Access to Archival Databases (AAD), and more.
November 10, 2015 Where you burned by the 1973 Fire?
A fire in St. Louis at the National Personnel Records Center in 1973 destroyed approximately 80 percent of the personnel records of Army officers and enlisted personnel discharged from November 1, 1912, to January 1, 1960. Former National Archives staffer Connie Potter will describe selected records from the National Archives in Washington, DC, and College Park that can provide information on individual soldiers, as well as some online sources.
December 8, 2015 Preserving Your Family History
Staff will provide an overview of the ways to preserve your family treasures, as well as provide a list of available resources to help you.

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Registration: The public should register via or 866-840-1752 to reserve a space.

Cost: All programs are free and open to the public

Location: All programs will be held in the Learning Center, on the 3rd floor of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at One Bowling Green, NY, NY.

Time: Programs run from Noon to 1:00pm.

Additional Information

Workshop Topics:

The National Archives at New York City offers a variety of free workshops. We encourage participants to learn about using our resources for genealogical, educational, and other purposes. Our workshops vary throughout the year and tailored to meet the needs of our various audiences.

Please note that these are past events, and we may not be able to repeat them exactly in terms of the subjects covered. We do try to cover the major genealogy records -- Census, naturalization, passenger arrival records -- every year, and we provide workshops for beginners and experienced researchers. We also offer workshops on "underutilized" records.

Please let us know if you are interested in a particular topic. The New York staff is knowledgeable about all our archival materials and available to design a workshop to meet a specific audience or genealogical interest. Our staff is available to present lectures at local, state, and regional genealogy functions. Contact us for more information or to set up a workshop.

For additional NARA workshops and courses visit the Nationwide Genealogy Workshops Calendar and the Washington, DC, Programs Calendar.

Guest Programs:

We also host programs exclusively for guest organizations, genealogical groups, historical associations, colleges, universities, schools, community groups, and more upon request. Please contact us if your group is interested in an exclusive presentation and tour, or a particular topical program. Guest programs are open to members (current and new prospects) of the guest institutions or organizations.

How To Register for National Archives at New York City programs:

All workshops are free! Workshop and tour space is limited (approximately 40 participants), so prior registration is required. Call us at 866.840.1752 toll-free or e-mail us at to register or for more details.

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