Resources for Genealogists

Our Genealogy Workshops Nationwide

Please check back often for schedule updates!

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) offers the public a comprehensive program of genealogical workshops and courses in its facilities nationwide. Topics include an introduction to genealogy and research into records such as census schedules, military service and pension records, and passenger lists.



Introduction to Genealogy at the National Archives, Washington, DC, January 7
Brick Wall Workshop, Seattle, WA, January 8
NARA at your Fingertips, Fort Worth, TX, January 9
Treats, Treasures, and the Gift of History, Chicago, IL, January 10
Coming to America: Passenger Arrival Lists, Kansas City, MO, January 15
"Help! I'm Stuck" Genealogy Consultation, Washington, DC, January 17
Becoming a U.S. Citizen: A Look at Naturalizations Records, Kansas City, MO, January 22
Alien Case Files (A-Files), Kansas City, MO, January 29


Preserving Your Digitally-Born Files, Kansas City, MO, February 5
Nonpopulation Census Records 1850-1880, Fort Worth, TX, February 6
Brick Wall Workshop, Seattle, WA, February 12


Township, Section, Range: Looking at Land Records, Kansas City, MO, March 5
HERstory: Women in the Records of the National Archives, Fort Worth, TX, March 6
Brick Wall Workshop, Seattle, WA, March 12


Finding Your Family in Federal Court Records, Kansas City, MO, April 2
Brick Wall Workshop, Seattle, WA, April 9
CCC Personnel Records at the National Archives at St. Louis, Fort Worth, TX, April 10


Naturalization Research Made Easier, Fort Worth, TX, May 1
All Wet! Responding to Floods, Leaks, and Other Damp Disasters, Kansas City, MO, May 7 Ancestry Presents Ancestry, Chicago, IL, May 9 Brick Wall Workshop, Seattle, WA, May 14


Intro to Genealogy, Fort Worth, TX, June 5
Brick Wall Workshop, Seattle, WA, June 11
Business, Agriculture, Manufacturing, and Mortality Census Schedules, Chicago, IL, June 13


Scrapbooking for Genealogists, Fort Worth, TX, August 7


Tiptoeing Through Federal Court Records, Fort Worth, TX, September 4


The Genealogical Significance of the WWI Draft Registration Card, Fort Worth, TX, October 2


Overview of Military Records at NARA, Fort Worth, TX, November 6


Researching American Indians Online, Fort Worth, TX, December 4

Separate genealogy programs are held in Washington, DC, and in the regional facilities. For details on any given program, please contact that facility directly:

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