11 - 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. - U.S. Census Mobile Tour and 10:00 a.m. press conference onsite. Includes interactives for the public to view and information about the Census which will be taken during 2010. The gift shop and research rooms will be open today.
12 - 1:00 p.m.(CST) Know Your Records session via IDL - National Archives Online resources AAD and ARC with Lynn Goodsell - learn how to search online records on the National Archives' Access to Archival Databases (AAD) and Archival Resource Catalog (ARC). Lynn Goodsell and Rebecca Warlow will demonstrate how to use these online resources and the types of records available such as archived databases and computerized records as well as selected historical documents, photographs, and images.
13 - 10:00 a.m. Computers 101 using NARA records - Never touched a computer? Our staff will assist you in understanding basic computer skills while also teaching how to search U.S. Federal Census records found on the subscription based web site Ancestry.com. Following the class, volunteers and staff members will be available to help you with your genealogical research on the Internet. Reservations are required. Space is limited.
23 - Last day for viewing The Kansas-Nebraska Act and It's Big exhibits.
26 - 2:30 p.m.(CST) Know Your Records session via IDL, Famous Patent Records - join Ashley Bucciferro, archivist at the National Archives, discusses some of the more famous patent records held at the National Archives on the 130th anniversary of the 1880 patent for Thomas Edison's light bulb.
27 - 10:00 a.m. Computers 102 using NARA records - Looking to improve your computer skills? Join the National Archives staff as we cover basic Internet navigation and how-to-print by learning how to use immigration databases on Ancestry.com. Reservations are required. Space is limited.