The National Institute on Genealogical Research (N.I.G.R.), at the National Archives in Washington D.C. and College Park, Maryland, is an intensive program offering on-site examination of federal records. Designed for experienced researchers, it is not an introduction to genealogy.
The 2007 program focuses on commonly used immigration, military, land, cartographic, African American, and non-population census records. Complementing those core lectures will be presentations on lesser-known federal records useful to family historians. One day at Archives II in College Park, Maryland, and optional evening sessions at the Library of Congress and the DAR library are included.
Enrollment is limited. Application brochures will be mailed in February 2007. The class fills very quickly. Tuition is $350 for applications postmarked on, or before, 15 May 2007, or $400 thereafter. Scholarships are available. For more information about the 2007 program, or to obtain an application brochure, see the instituteâ€™s Web site at www.rootsweb.com/~natgenin/ and add your name to the mail list; or e-mail NatInsGen@juno.com; or write to NIGR, P.O. Box 724, Lanham, MD 20703-0724.