ARLINGTON, VA, 1 MARCH 2017—The National Genealogical Society (NGS) opens registration today for family historians to participate in on-site orientations in genealogical research at the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library. Experienced, BCG certified genealogists will introduce and mentor intimate groups of no more than 25 individuals as they discover the wealth of data at each facility. Participants will also have ample time to conduct their own personal research during this six-day trip in Washington, DC, 29 October to 4 November 2017.
At the National Archives, you will be able to track ancestors through immigration records, US passports from 1795 to 1925, the US Census, veterans’ records, Homestead applications, and so much more. Perhaps most exciting is the ability to hold in your hands original records 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 Darcie Hind Posz, CGsm; Craig Roberts Scott, CG, FUGA; Thomas H. Shawker, MD; and Patricia Walls Stamm, CG, CGLsm will insure that your first experience of these institutions is both productive and enriching.
The trip includes:
· Guidance from leading experts
· Online orientation to prepare for your trip
· Meet and greet on Sunday evening at the hotel
· Six days of research
· Personal research consultations with group leaders throughout the trip
· Friday evening dinner
· Six nights at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, including daily continental breakfast, free internet in rooms, and parking
· Fees, taxes, and gratuities for all planned events
This popular research trip fills up quickly. To make your reservation 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, the highest standards of research, and the preservation of genealogical records. The Arlington, 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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