Washington D.C.
Genealogy at the National Archives
Come to the place where history is waiting to be discovered — the National Archives! You’ll work with expert genealogists to uncover your family’s personal story.
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Program No. 17341RJ
5 days
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At a Glance

Our National Archives holds the most important documents of American history, from the Declaration of Independence to the records of the lives of millions of American citizens. Discover the Archive’s vast collection of resources through presentations on Immigration and Naturalization records, deaths in the Civil War, Census and more. Dig deeper into your Genealogical past at the Library of Congress, and explore their collection of 60,000 published genealogies and more than 100,000 local U.S histories, manuscripts, microfilms, newspapers, photographs and maps.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Work with expert genealogists to research your family through records at the National Archives & Library of Congress.
  • Discover the architectural highlights of the Jefferson Building, and explore the National Archives Exhibit Hall.
  • Focus your research through presentations offered by Archives' Staff and get tips on finding the best materials to aid in your genealogical studies.

General Notes

The National Archives has a subscription to Ancestry and Fold3, which have digitized many of NARA's holdings with genealogical interest, and made them available online. In addition, many records can be found on Familysearch.org. Participants may be using computers to conduct research and to better enhance your experience, we recommend participants have basic computer knowledge and are comfortable using computers to gather information.
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