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National Archives July and August Events

National Archives July and August Events


National Archives Holds Free Records Programs in July and August

Washington, DC. . . This summer, the National Archives holds research
and genealogy programs highlighting records from its holdings. These
programs are free and open to the public, and will be held at the
National Archives Building in Washington, DC, which is located on the
National Mall and is fully accessible. For programs in the McGowan
Theater, please use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue
at 7th Street, NW. For programs in the Research Center, please use the
Pennsylvania Avenue entrance, between 7th and 9th Streets, NW.  The
building is Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines,
Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter Station.  

The August 11 program will be live streamed on the US National Archives
Know Your Records playlist on YouTube. Presentation materials will
be available online.

Black Sailors and Citizenship in the Era of the Gag Rule

Thursday, July 14, at noon, Room G-25, Research Center (Penn. Ave.
Kate Masur, professor at Northwestern University, will discuss race,
rights, and citizenship between the 1820s and the Civil War and her book
project, “Police Powers, the Anti-Slavery Movement, and the Origins of
the Fourteenth Amendment.”

DC Emancipation Act

Thursday, August 11, at 2 p.m., William G. McGowan Theater & YouTube
(Constitution Ave. entrance)

In 1862, the DC Emancipation Act freed enslaved persons in the District
of Columbia. Damani Davis, archivist, discusses petitions filed by
owners and slaves under the Act.


Know Your Records has made available online extensive videos, handouts,
and presentations from our live programs. Learn how to do research at
the National Archives using Federal holdings including census,
immigration, and military service, and pension records. See the Know
Your Records playlist.

SAVE THE DATE - Virtual Genealogy Fair October 26 and 27, 2016

Join us for the annual National Archives virtual Genealogy Fair via
webcast on YouTube, October 26 and 27, 2016. Speakers include genealogy
experts from National Archives locations across the nation.  Revisit
last year’s popular event online.  Video recordings and handouts
for all ten sessions are available.