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Press Release
August 6, 2010

Special Programs Highlight National Archives Records in September 2010

Washington, DC…In September, the National Archives will feature programs highlighting records from its holdings. All programs are free and open to the public, and will be held in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Please note that three of the programs will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland, in Lecture Room B.

Visitors to all programs in the National Archives Building Research Center (Room G-24) should use the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance, between 7th and 9th Streets, NW. Note: please use the Special Events Entrance on Constitution Avenue and 7th Street for the program held in the Adams Presidential Conference Room. The National Archives at College Park, MD, is located at 8601 Adelphi Road. See directions to both locations.

Introduction to Genealogy
Wednesday, September 1, at 11 a.m.
Room G-24, Research Center

Archives staff present a lecture on basic genealogical research in Federal records on the first Wednesday of the month.

Access to Archival Databases (AAD) for Genealogists
Tuesday, September 7, at 11 a.m.
Room G-24, Research Center

Archives specialist Daniel Law will introduce electronic records and discuss how to access these records on our Access to Archival Databases (AAD) online resource. (This lecture will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD, in Lecture Room B, on Thursday, September 9, at 11 a.m.).

National Archives Records at Ancestry.com
Tuesday, September 14, at 11 a.m.
Room G-24, Research Center

Sabrina Petersen of Ancestry.com discusses Archives records recently scanned and published online at Ancestry.com. (The lecture will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD, in Lecture Room B, Thursday, September 16, at 11 a.m.)

Beyond the Basics on Naval Service in the Civil War: An Overview
Wednesday, September 15, at 11 a.m.
Room G-24, Research Center

Archives staff teach “beyond the basic” archival research skills for Civil War naval service.

Beyond the Basics on Civil War Pension Files
Saturday, September 18, at 10 a.m.
Room G-24, Research Center

Archives staff teach “beyond the basic” archival research skills in a 1½-hour lecture on Civil War pension files.

“Help! I’m Stuck”
Saturday, September 18, noon–4 p.m.
Room G-24, Research Center

Not sure where to begin? Has a genealogical problem stumped you? An archivist is available from noon to 4 p.m. to answer questions. Look for the “Help! I’m Stuck” sign in the Research Center.

Finding Hispanic Ancestors on Footnote.com
Tuesday, September 21, at 11 a.m.
Room G-24, Research Center

Laura Prescott from Footnote.com will show you how to locate Hispanic ancestors in records recently scanned and published online at Footnote.com. (The lecture will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD, in Lecture Room B, Thursday, September 23, at 11 a.m.)

From the Records Book Group—The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War
Wednesday, September 22, at 11 a.m. & noon
Adams Presidential Conference Room

The book group will hold a presentation at 11 a.m. followed by a discussion at noon on The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War, by David Halberstam. The book is available at a discount from the Archives Shop (202-357-5271) before and during the event.

National Declassification Center Process
Tuesday, September 28, at 11 a.m.
Room G-24, Research Center

National Declassification Center archivist, Neil Carmichael, discusses the new process for meeting President Obama’s 2013 deadline for processing 408 million pages of classified national security information. (The lecture will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD, in Lecture Room B, Thursday, September 30, at 11 a.m.)

The National Archives Building is fully accessible. To request an accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) for a public program, please e-mail public.program@nara.gov or call 202-357-5000 at least two weeks prior to the event. To verify the date and times of the programs, the public should call 202-357-5333, or view the Calendar of Events online.

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