The National Archives and Records Administration is pleased to present our annual Genealogy Series on YouTube. This educational series of lectures will teach you how to use federal resources at the National Archives for genealogical research. Our program this year celebrates public service, with presentations on military and civilian records. You will also learn how to preserve your own family collections. Sessions are intended for beginners to experienced family historians—all are welcome!
All sessions will take place on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. ET in May and June:
|May 3||Civilians at War: Records of Participation in U.S. Military Conflicts by Claire Kluskens|
|May 10||Basic Military Records at the National Archives: Revolutionary War to 1917 by John Deeben|
|May 17||National Archives at St. Louis: Understanding the 1973 Fire and Its Impact on Genealogical Research by Eric Kilgore|
|May 31||Civilian Conservation Corps Indian Division on the Reservation by Cody White|
|June 7||Accessing and Understanding Korean War Army Unit Records by Rachael Salyer|
|June 14||Planning, Techniques, and Strategies for Preserving Family Collections and Stories by Sara Holmes|
Lecture descriptions, videos, handouts, and participation instructions are available at the 2023 Genealogy Series web page. Participants can watch individual sessions, download materials, ask questions, and interact with presenters and other family historians. No need to register—just click the links on the schedule to view the sessions! Videos and handouts will remain available after the event.
“We always look forward to connecting with the genealogy research community through this Series and the ongoing Know Your Records program,” said Executive for Research Services Chris Naylor. “This year’s theme is an important one. Our nation relies on dedicated public servants—civilian and military, at all levels of government—to provide services, keep us safe, respond to emergencies, educate our children, and more. We are honored to hold, preserve, and share these records with the public in our research rooms and online.”