2016 Gen-Fed Program Released

[Updated 8 May 2016]

The Genealogical Institute on Federal Records has announced its 2016 list of lecturers and topics for the week-long course to be held at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and College Park, Maryland from July 11–15, 2016. Among those presenting are NARA staff members, current and retired, and expert genealogists, researchers, historians, and librarians from a variety of backgrounds.

The week begins with “Methodological Monday,” immersing attendees in multiple access strategies for the week on-site and beyond. Lectures on military, land and immigration records, long time staples of the institute, will go beyond the basics to introduce students to sources available only in Washington, D.C. Records from all three branches of governments will be studied during the institute—legislative, executive, and judicial. Special topic lectures include the records of the New Deal and the Freedmen’s Bureau, which are currently being indexed by collaborative effort. The list of sessions appears below.

Online registration for the 2016 Genealogical Institute on Federal Records will open on Saturday, February 27, at 11:00 AM EST. Details on registration will be released on Thursday, February 18. For more information on the institute and its history, visit www.gen-fed.org.

A Federal Family Tree
       Malissa Ruffner, JD, CGSM, Director, Genealogical Institute on Federal Records
Using NARA Finding Aids for Archival Research
       Katherine Vollen, NARA
The National Archives Catalog
       Jason Clingerman, NARA
NARA’s Records, Coast to Coast
       Trevor Plante, NARA
Introduction to Local History and Genealogy, Main Reading Room, Library of Congress (LC) (at LC)—
       — James Sweany, MSLS
Basic Military Records and Pension Records
       Jonathan Webb Deiss, Military Research Specialist, soldiersource.com
Mining Land Entry Records for Family History and Reward for Service: Bounty Land Records
       Angela McGhie, CGSM,professional genealogist, lecturer, and blogger
Family History in Congressional Records
       Adam Berenbak, NARA
Genealogy and New Deal Relief
       John Deeben, NARA
Introduction to the Daughters of the America Revolution (DAR) Library (at DAR)
       —Darryn Lickliter, MLIS
Immigration & Nationality: Beyond the Basic Documents, Part I and Part II
       Marian Smith, Historian, United States Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS)
Ancestors Abroad: State Department Correspondence Files
       Kenneth W. Heger, PhD, NARA (retired)
Recent Images: Still and Moving Picture Research
       Richard Green, NARA
The Dawn of Freedom: Researching Records of the Freedmen’s Bureau
       Reginald Washington, NARA (retired)
Court Records: Making a Federal Case Out of It and Spread the Word: More Family in Federal Records
       Judy G. Russell, JD, CGSM, CGLSM ,“The Legal Genealogist”

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One thought on “2016 Gen-Fed Program Released

  1. Marie V Melchiori

    Great list of speakers. Congratulations to all.

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