07 February 2012
SCGS Lunch 'n' Learn Saturday, February 11 - "Introduction to the National Archives"
Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, California 91504
Saturday, February 11, 2012
12:00 - Doors open
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. - Lunch (brown bag or pizza, Subway or Starbucks)
1:00 to 4:00 - "Introduction to the National Archives" presented by Kerry Bartels
This lecture will cover four major categories of records held by the National Archives that are most commonly used by genealogists, a discussion of record digitization of the National Archives records, and an introduction to the partnerships for digitization. Examples of records that are rich in genealogical value but are little known and little used by genealogists will be explored. Kerry will provide information on African American research, Chinese research, and Hispanic research available at NARA.
This will be the only lecture discussing the available records at the National Archives. You'll be able to use all you learn during our NARA field trip in April. There will be NO lecture on the day of the Field Trip.
The library will not be open for research.