01 January 2012

NARA Field Trip in April - Make Your Reservations Now

Announcement from Charlotte Bocage, SCGS Education Chair
SCGS presents its Lunch and Learn series - Saturday April 7, 2012

A Special Behind the Scenes Field Trip to:
National Archives and Records Administration

Tour Space is Limited; Reservations Required (make reservations between 2 Jan and 31 Mar)
RSVP between January 2 and March 31, 2012 to
subject line – Field Trip 
Please specific at which time/group you'd like to attend.

Tour Times:
Group 1 8:00-9:00 am
Group 2 10:30-11:30 am
Group 3 1:00-2:00 pm

Twenty people per tour.

Please arrange your own carpool. See list at the SCGS front desk of others seeking to carpool.

Driving from downtown Los Angeles: 69 miles and 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Directions: Take CA 60 east toward Riverside, Take I-215 south toward San Diego, Take exit 22, the Cajalco Expressway exit westbound, left on Harvill Ave., right on Cajalco Road to end of street, turn left into the parking lot.

Meet Charlotte inside in the lobby 5 minutes before your tour time.

A lunch room is available at NARA with a refrigerator, and microwave.

There will be NO instructional lecture provide, only the tours. Attend the free SCGS Lunch and Learn lecture on February 11 for information about NARA and the March 10 Lunch and Learn lecture to find out how to prepare for this field trip.

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government. Those valuable records are available to you, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family's history, need to prove a veteran's military service, or are researching an historical topic that interests you. Sometimes you can get information from other regional NARA facilities at the Perris location.

The Regional Archives (formerly in Laguna Niguel, CA) has moved to a new facility in Perris, Riverside County, CA. This location will better preserve records for coming generations, at more affordable cost to the government and taxpayers. All holdings are open for on-site research at their new research room, and are available to the public. Bring your research, your brick wall problems, and see what you will find in the free computer room.Kerry Bartels will be available all day.

23123 Cajalco Road
Perris, CA 92570
(951) 956-2000

Open Monday to Friday and the 1st Saturday of most months - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


  1. Hi,
    Should the March Lunch & Learn re NARA trip be Mar 12 (Mon?) or Mar 10 (Sat)? Thanks.

  2. Thanks for the catch on that typo, Liz. The correct date is Saturday, March 10.