The following is an announcement from the National Archives and Records Administration:
The National Archives and Records Administration-Northeast Region is co-sponsoring a full-day genealogical seminar, along with the Massachusetts Genealogical Council (MGC) and The Irish Research Ancestral Research Association (TIARA).
The seminar will be held on Saturday July 30, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the "Conference Center at Marlborough", located at 280 Locke Drive in Marlborough, MA. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.
Registration forms and further information, including directions, may be found on TIARA's website at http://tiara.ie/marlboro.htm.
Diane LeBlanc, Regional Administrator for the National Archives-Northeast Region, will give the keynote address.
Featured speakers at the workshop include NARA subject specialists Walter V. Hickey and Jean Nudd. Mr. Hickey will present sessions on Federal court records and case studies on the interrelationships of records. Ms. Nudd will review research strategies and techniques as well as an overview of finding records on immigrant ancestors.
Other speakers include Nancy Shader and Stuart Culy, the Regional Archives Directors of the National Archives-Northeast Region's New York and Boston offices, respectively. Ms. Shader will present an overview of New York's records, while Mr. Culy will talk about using Federal records for local history research. In addition, Horace Waters and Michael Moore from NARA will present sessions on records of the U.S. Customs Service and Census records.
TIARA's portion of the program consists of four (4) workshops which explore the exciting options for conducting research in Ireland. Mary Choppa, Dennis Ahern, David Collins, and Marie Daly will be the presenters. The Massachusetts Genealogical Council is the lead organization responsible for putting the seminar together.
The mission of the National Archives is to ensure, for the Citizen and the Public Servant, for the President and the Congress and the Courts, ready access to essential evidence.