The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper. It is where the most important documents and materials created by the United States Federal government are preserved.
In addition, the National Archives provides free workshops and activities for people who want to attend. Their genealogy workshops are obviously geared for genealogists. They also have history workshops that might provide you with some insight about your ancestor’s lives. Here is a look at some of the workshops that will happen at various National Archives locations in March of 2017.
March 3: “Census Records”
The Census Records are quite possibly the most popular group of records used in genealogical research. Learn some new ways to use and decipher the golden nuggets of information within these documents. This workshop will take place at the National Archives in Fort Worth, Texas.
March 14: “Preserving Your Family History”
This workshop provides an overview of the archival ways to preserve your family treasures. It will take place at the National Archives in New York, New York.
March 18: “’Help, I’m Stuck’ Genealogy Consultation”
Has a genealogical problem stumped you? Sign up for first-come, first-served 20-minute appointments at the Microfilm Research desk on Saturday. This workshop will take place at the National Archives in Washington, DC.
March 23: “Death Records from the Numerical Identification System”
Learn about using the Social Security Administration’s Death Files for genealogical research. This workshop will take place at the National Archives in Washington, DC.
Family Activities – Articles of Confederation
This workshop is one that is appropriate for the whole family. Come to the Boeing Learning Center for hands-on activities related to the Articles of Confederation. This workshop will take place at the National Archives in Washington DC. The workshop will take place on several days in the month of March.
March 8: “Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII”
Author Scott Miller discusses new book about Allen Dulles. This event takes place at the National Archives in Washington, DC.
March 16: “The Forgotten Irish: Irish Emigrant Experiences in America”
The U.S book launch of Damian Shiels’s new book on the Irish in America. This event will take place at the National Archives in Washington, DC.
March 25: “Friendship Between Nations Family Day”
Engage in family activities on the theme of friendship between nations. This workshop will take place at the National Archives in Washington, DC.
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