Tuesday, November 16, 2010

SLIG--Research in Washington, D.C.: Without Leaving Home

We are very excited to have Pamela Sayre, CG, CGL and Rick Sayre, CG, CGL teaching a new course at SLIG this year entitled "Research in Washinton, D.C.: Without Leaving Home" Claire Bettag, CG, CGL will be helping them teach.
This course presents some of the massive resources that are available in Washington, DC-area and other federal repositories and how to access many of them through the Family History Library (FHL), websites, and published sources. Records from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Library of Congress (LC), the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library, and many other repositories will be explored. Students will learn to use finding aids, online catalogs, websites, interlibrary loan, and the holdings of the FHL to find, analyze, and understand federal records spanning the eighteenth to twenty-first centuries. Courses include:
  • Identifying and Using National Archives and Records Administration Finding Aids
  • Understanding the Resources of the Library of Congress
  • Finding Individuals in the American State Papers
  • Using the Serial Set in Genealogical Research
  • Finding Individuals in the Territorial Papers
  • Treasure in the Library of Congress Manuscript Collection
  • Remote Research in the Databases of the Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Research System
  • Mining Washington Map Repositories Remotely
  • National Archives Resources in the Family History Library
  • Federal Records in FamilySearch
  • Finding Records and Individuals Using the National Archives Website
  • Finding Individuals in Military Archives
  • Using Social Security Records
  • Using National Archives Regional and Affiliated Archives to Find Individuals
  • General Land Entry Papers: Federal Land Records at the National Archives
  • Bounty Land Applications: Federal Land Records at the National Archives
  • Chronicling America
  • National Historical Publications and Records Commission
  • Structured Excerises in the Computer Labs (FHL) (2 Sessions - 1 hour each)

There are still a few spaces available in this class. You can register at

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