The following announcement was written by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration:
WHERE: Research Center, National Archives Building, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C. Government-issued photo ID or student ID is required to enter the building. The closest Metro stop is the Archives/Navy Memorial stop on the Yellow and Green lines. The National Archives is fully accessible. To request an accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-357-5000 at least two weeks prior to the event.
WHO: Speakers include historian at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Marian Smith; professional genealogists and National Archives volunteers Claire Bettag and Susannah Brooks; and National Archives experts Juliette Arai, Rebecca Crawford, Damani Davis, John Deeben, Tom Eisinger, Lynn Goodsell, Jeffery Hartley, Jill James, Claire Prechtel Kluskens, Daniel Law, Trevor Plante, Constance Potter, Rebecca Sharp, Katherine Vollen, and Reginald Washington.
BACKGROUND: The National Archives holds the permanently valuable records of the Federal government. These include records of interest to genealogists, such as pension files, census and Freedmen's Bureau materials. For information on National Archives holdings see www.archives.gov.