01 March 2018

Sign Up Today for a Guided Research Trip to Washington, D.C., with the National Genealogical Society



Sign Up Today for a Guided Research Trip to Washington, D.C.,
with the National Genealogical Society


FALLS CHURCH, VA, 1 MARCH 2018—The National Genealogical Society (NGS) opens registration today for family historians to join experienced, BCG certified genealogists in on-site genealogical research at the National Archives (NARA), the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library, and the Library of Congress (LOC), 4–10 November 2018, in Washington, D.C. Let our experts help you prepare for your trip and guide you during six days of research. Registration for this popular trip is limited to twenty-five participants, so don’t wait; sign up today.

At the National Archives, you can track ancestors through immigration records, US passports from 1795 to 1925, the US Census, nineteenth century military records, homestead applications, and so much more. Perhaps most exciting is the ability to hold in your hands original records of your ancestors such as a Civil War pension file. 

The DAR Library houses a wealth of genealogical and historical manuscripts and publications, including special collections on African American, Native American, and women’s history, genealogy, and culture. 

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world with more than 164 million books, photographs, recordings, maps, manuscripts, etc. and 838 miles of bookshelves.  Without guidance from an experienced researcher, it can be both intimidating and overwhelming to compose an effective research plan for your visit. 

Research consultants Charles S. Mason, Jr., CG®; Darcie Hind Posz, CG; Craig Roberts Scott, CG, FUGA; and Patricia Walls Stamm, CG, CGLSM insure that your introduction to these institutions is both productive and enriching while conducting your personal research. 

The trip includes:
  • Guidance from experienced genealogists familiar with the repositories;
  • Online orientation to help you prepare for your research trip to Washington, D.C.; 
  • Orientation at the repositories;
  • Six days of research with individual research consultations with group leaders throughout the trip; 
  • Six nights at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, including daily continental breakfast, free internet in rooms, and parking;
  • Meet and greet on Sunday evening at the hotel;
  • Friday evening dinner;
  • Fees, taxes, and gratuities (unless otherwise stated).


Take your genealogical research to a new level and register today for this exciting research trip. Each year, it sells out within days, so act quickly to reserve your place. To sign up or to learn more, visit http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/conferences_events/research_tips/dc_research_trip.


Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogical education, exemplary standards of research, and the preservation of genealogical records. The Falls Church, Virginia-based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian seeking excellence in publications, educational offerings, and guidance in research. It also offers many opportunities to interact with other genealogists.


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The words Certified Genealogist and its acronym, CG, are a registered certification mark, and the designations Certified Genealogical Lecturer and its acronym, CGL, are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluation.


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