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Press Release
March 10, 2014

National Archives Holds Free Research and Genealogy Programs in April

Washington, DC…In April, the National Archives presents research and genealogy programs highlighting records from its holdings with a focus on free online resources. All programs are free and open to the public, and will be held in the National Archives Building Research Center (Room G-25), in Washington, DC, unless otherwise noted. Attendees should use the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance, between 7th and 9th Streets, NW. Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station. Please note that two of the programs will be held at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland, located at 8601 Adelphi Road. See directions to both locations.

Wednesday, April 2, at 11 a.m.
Introduction to Genealogy at the National Archives
Learn basic genealogical research skills using Federal records at the National Archives. These introductory lectures take place on the first Wednesday of each month.

Wednesday, April 9, at 9:30 a.m.
Genealogy Lecture: National Archives’ Online Resources
Archives specialist Nancy Wing shows how to navigate Archives.gov for genealogy research.

Wednesday, April 16, at 11 a.m.
"Beyond the Basics" Genealogy: Non-population Census Records
Improve your archival research skills with a genealogy lecture by archives specialist Katherine Vollen on non-population Census records (all skill levels welcome).

Thursday, April 17, at 11 a.m., Lecture Room C, National Archives at College Park, MD
Caribbean Immigrants: Using Federal Records to Locate Immigrant Ancestors from the West Indies, 1890–1930
Archivist Damani Davis discusses how to locate immigrant ancestors from the West Indies using Federal records from 1890–1930.

Thursday, April 17, at 12:30 p.m.
The La Follette Committee's Duel with the Dies Committee, 1938–1944
Historian Dolores Janiewski of Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) discusses research for her upcoming work Reds, Hunters and Hearst.

CANCELED Wednesday, April 23, at 9:30 a.m.
Genealogy Lecture: National Archives Online Resources
Archives specialist Nancy Wing shows how to navigate Archives.gov for genealogy research.

Saturday, April 26, at 10 a.m.
"Beyond the Basics" Genealogy: Immigration Records
Improve your archival research skills with a genealogy lecture by archivist Claire Kluskens on immigration records (all skill levels welcome).

Saturday, April 26, at noon–4 p.m.
"Help! I'm Stuck" Genealogy Consultation
Not sure where to begin? Has a genealogical problem stumped you? Archivist Claire Kluskens is available from noon to 4 p.m. to answer your questions. Sign up for a 20-minute appointment at the Microfilm Research desk on Saturday.

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

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