Thursday, November 29, 2007

NARA January programs useful to genealogists

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from the Public Affairs Office of the NARA. Address inquires to:

November 29, 2007

Washington, DC. . .

In January, the National Archives will feature two programs highlighting records from its holdings. Both programs are free and open to the public and will be held in the National ArchivesBuilding and at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland.

Please note: For programs at the National Archives Building, the public must use the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance, between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, Washington, DC.

The National Archives at College Park, MD is located at 8601 Adelphi Road. For directions to both locations, see:

Tuesday, January 8, at 11 a.m., National Archives Building ResearchCenterGenealogy in 2020 Join us for a look at the future of genealogy research. Beau Sharbrough, vice president of content for, will relate acautionary tale about jumping to conclusions based on limited information. He will also discuss the differences among primary records-especially those that have been digitized. (This lecture will berepeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD, in Lecture RoomB, on Thursday, January 10, at 11 a.m.)

Tuesday, January 15, at 11 a.m., National Archives Building ResearchCenterTime and Punishment: 200 Years of Penal Reform in the District of Columbia Archives technician Alison Gavin will discuss primary and secondary resources relating to the horrific conditions of the DC jail and workhouse over the past 200 years and explore how history has influenced the present state of the District's prison system. (This lecture will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD, in LectureRoom B, on Thursday, January 17, at 11 a.m.)

From the Records Book Group There is no book group discussion in January. The group will meet again on Tuesday, February 19, at 11 a.m. to discuss Lindbergh, by A. Scott Berg.

Both Archives facilities are fully accessible. To request anaccommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) for a public program,please email or call (202) 357-5000 at least twoweeks prior to the event. To verify the date and times of theprograms, the public should call (202) 357-5333, or view the Calendar of
Events on the web at:

No comments:

Post a Comment