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 2014 program focuses on commonly used records such
as immigration, military, land, African American, and
naturalization. Complementing those core lectures will be
presentations on lesser-known federal records useful to family
historians. The group spends one day at Archives II in College
Park, Maryland, and there are optional evening sessions at the
Library of Congress and the DAR library.
Enrollment is limited. Application brochures will be mailed
early February 2014. The class fills very
quickly. Tuition is $350 for applications postmarked on, or
before, 15 May 2014, or $400 thereafter. Scholarships are
available. Add your name to our mailing list to receive a
brochure by either filling out the Mailing
List Form; e-mailing us; or writing
to NIGR, P.O. Box 118, Greenbelt, MD 20768-0118.
NIGR has been a leader in genealogical education since its
founding in 1950. It was incorporated in 1989 as a non-profit
501(c) (3) organization. Trustees are representatives of the
American Society of Genealogists, Association of Professional
Genealogists, Board for Certification of Genealogists, Federation
of Genealogical Societies, National Genealogical Society, and the
institute's alumni association. The National Archives, a
non-voting member, provides strong support.