01 February 2008

U.S. National Archives to Restore Research Hours

I love to post something positive that will benefit genealogists. I opened my e-mail today and found just such a thing. Effective April 14, 2008, the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration locations in Washington, DC and College Park, MD will again have extended research hours.

In 2006 the evening and Saturday hours were cut back so that evening and Saturday hours occured just once a month. The new set of hours make it possible for visiting researchers to get in some long days of work on consecutive days. As before, ordering original manuscripts must be done only during Monday-Friday daytime hours with the last request time being 2:30 on Monday and Tuesday, and 3:30 on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. No original records can be ordered on Saturday. Microfilms and many finding aids are available during all open hours. The new hours will be:
  • Monday and Tuesday 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Thursday, and Frday: 9:00 a.m - 9:00 p.m
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m
Le'ts make sure we let the Archives know how much we appreciate this by using these extended hours. You can read the entire Press Release here.

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