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September 9, 2008

Special Programs Highlight National Archives Records in October

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Washington, DC…In October, the National Archives will feature a series of programs highlighting records from its holdings, including programs on the electoral college and the Treaty of Paris. All programs are free and open to the public and will be held in the National Archives Building and/or at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland.

The National Archives Building is located at 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Visitors to all programs in the National Archives Building Research Center should use the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance, between 7th and 9th Streets, NW. The National Archives at College Park, MD is located at 8601 Adelphi Road. See directions to both locations.

Introduction to Genealogy *** New Program*** New Program
Wednesday October 1, 11 a.m., and Saturday, October 25, 10 a.m.
Room G-24, National Archives Building Research Center

Staff archivists will present the first of these new monthly lectures on basic genealogical research and techniques.

The Federal Register and the Electoral College
Tuesday, October 7, 11 a.m., Room G-24, National Archives Building Research Center
Friday, October 10, 11 a.m., National Archives at College Park, Lecture Room B

Amy Bunk, the Federal Register’s director of legal affairs and policy, will discuss the function of the Electoral College in Presidential elections as well as the Federal Register’s everyday role.

“1783: Subject or Citizen?”—Treaty of Paris
Tuesday, October 14, 11 a.m., Room G-24, National Archives Building Research Center
Wednesday, October 15, 11 a.m., National Archives at College Park, Lecture Room B

Curator Lisa Royse will discuss “1783: Subject or Citizen?,” an exhibit marking the 225th anniversary of the Treaty of Paris.

National Archives Book Group and Lecture
Tuesday, October 21, noon
Room G-24, National Archives Building Research Center

The Book Group will discuss Spying on the Bomb: American Nuclear Intelligence From Nazi Germany to Iran and North Korea, by Jeffrey T. Richelson. Spying on the Bomb is a history of the American-led effort to spy on every nation with nuclear ambitions. Please check the Archives Shop (202-357-5271) for book availability and a special discount for book group participants.

“Help! I'm Stuck” *** New Program*** New Program
Saturday, October 25, noon–4 p.m.
Room G-24, National Archives Building Research Center

Not sure where to begin your research? Is there a problem that has stumped you? Would you like to explore new directions in your research? One Saturday a month, an archivist will be available from noon to 4 p.m. to answer questions.

Access to Archival Databases (AAD) for Genealogists
Tuesday, October 28, 11 a.m., Room G-24, National Archives Building Research Center
Thursday, October 30, 11 a.m., National Archives at College Park, Lecture Room B
Archivist Lynn Goodsell will introduce genealogists to electronic records in the National Archives and show how to use them via the “Access to Archival Databases” (AAD) online resource.

See more information about other National Archives records-related programs and workshops.

The National Archives is fully accessible. To request an accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) from the Know Your Records (KYR) program staff, please e-mail KYR@nara.gov or call 202-357-5333 two weeks prior to the event.

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For press information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs Staff at (202) 357-5300.

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