National Institute on Genealogical Research

Alumni Association

P.O. Box 4225
Alexandria, Virginia 22303
www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nigraa

 

The National Institute on Genealogical Research Alumni Association (NIGRAA) was founded in 1983.  The purposes of the organization are: Membership is open to anyone who has completed any sessions of the National Institute on Genealogical Research, or who has lectured at any session.


The alumni association uses the money received as dues from its members for two purposes:.
  1. Funding the Richard S. Lackey Memorial Scholarship to a student attending the Institute.  The scholarship is awarded to an experienced researcher in either  a paid or a volunteer position, in the service of the genealogical community.

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  3. Contributing funds to the National Archives Trust Fund for the microfilming of genealogically-significant NARA records that would probably not otherwise be filmed.  Once filmed, these records then become available to a much wider audience than those who can to come to Washington.  Completed projects include:
M1164 Index to Naturalization Petitions of the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1865-1957.  (Before filming, this index was available only at the regional branch of the National Archives in New York City, NY).

M1784 Index to Pension Application Files of Remarried Widows Based on Service in the War of 1812, Indian Wars, Mexican War, and the Regular Army Before 1861.  1 roll.

M1785 Index to Pension Application Files of Remarried Widows Based on Service in the Civil War and Later Wars in the Regular Army after the Civil War.  7 rolls.

M1786 Record of Invalid Pension Payments to Veterans of the Revolutionary War and Regular Army and Navy, March 1801-September 1815.  1 roll.

M2073 Statistics of Congregations of Lutheran Synods, 1890.  (RG 29, Entry 107) 1 roll.

Z1041 Papers Relating to New Mexico Land Grants Housed in the United States Bureau of Land Management, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2nd edition.  (RG 49) 66 rolls.  (The alumni association purchased a set of the microfilms for the National Archives.)

A3371 Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Knights Key, Florida, February 1908-January 1912. (RG 85) 3 Rolls.

M2079 Final Revolutionary War Final Pension Payment Vouchers:  Delaware.  1 roll.  Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury (RG 217).


The alumni association hosts a luncheon during the National Genealogical Society’s Conference in the States and a dinner during the week of the institute.  Newsletters are published in the spring and fall and sent to paid members of the alumni association and the current year’s institute class.

Correspondence should be addressed to the National Institute on Genealogical Research Alumni Association, P.O. Box 4225, Alexandria, Virginia 22303

Officers August 1, 2012 to July 31, 2014:

President:  Beverly Rice
      Coos Bay, Oregon

Vice-Pres: Nicki Birch
      Vienna, Virginia

Treasurer: Lynn McMillion
     Alexandria, Virginia

Secretary: Rosemary Smith
     Burke, Virginia

Director:   Paul Finch
     Palm Bay, Florida

Director:   Bart Saxbe
     Williamstown, Massachusetts

Director:   Evie Bresette
     Kansas City, Missouri

Webmaster for NIGR and NIGRAA:
Heather Olsen
hlolsen@yahoo.com

Dues: $10.00 per year. Membership year: 1 August to 31 July.

Application for the Richard S. Lackey Memorial Scholarship


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