Researching in Washington D.C. without Leaving Home
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..
Coordinator: Richard G. Sayre, CG and Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL
            Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL
            Richard G. Sayre, CG
            Claire Mire Bettag, CG, FUGA
            Angela McGhie
  • Library of Congress Online Resources (Pamela Boyer Sayre)
  • Treasure in the Library of Congress Manuscript Collection (Claire Mire Bettag)
  • Navigating the NARA Website (Pamela Boyer Sayre)
  • Finding Individuals in the Serial Set, American State Papers, and the Territorial Papers (Richard G. Sayre)
  • Using NARA Finding Aids (Pamela Boyer Sayre)
  • Computer Lab in FHL (Richard G. Sayre and Pamela Boyer Sayre)
  • DAR Genealogical Research System Databases (Richard G. Sayre)
  • NARA Resources Outside NARA (Pamela Boyer Sayre)
  • Using FamilySearch to Find Federal Records (Pamela Boyer Sayre)
  • Computer Lab in FHL (Pamela Boyer Sayre and Richard G. Sayre)
  • Mining Washington-area Map Repositories Remotely (Richard G. Sayre)
  • Newspapers and Periodicals at the Library of Congress (Pamela Boyer Sayre)
  • Using NARA Regional and Affiliated Archives (Pamela Boyer Sayre)
  • Land Entry Papers: Federal Land Records at NARA (Angela McGhie)
  • Finding Ancestors in Published Documentary Editions (Claire Mire Bettag)
  • Federal Bounty Land (Richard G. Sayre)
  • Using Social Security Records (Pamela Boyer Sayre)
  • Finding Individuals in Military Archives and Published Sources (Richard G. Sayre)