Join the Cheyenne Genealogical & Historical Society at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8 in the
Sunflower Room of the Laramie County Library for a glimpse into federal records that might
hold clues to your own family history.
William H. Carver, archives technician in Research Services & Archival Operations with the National
Archives and Records Administration in Denver, will provide an overview of such Federal records
as land and homestead records, census and naturalization documents, depression-era work
program records, military personnel records, and other documents created and
retained by the federal government. He will explain how to search for family members who
may be listed in federal records, how to request copies of those records, and he will
talk about NARA’s partnership with Ancestry.com, including some of the more intricate
search functions associated with that site.
Carver, who has a Masters’ degree in history, has worked as an archives technician at NARA
Denver for the past four years managing a number of digitization projects, including the
digitization of Lowry Air Field and U.S. Air Force Academy records. Before coming to
Denver, he worked as a student historian for the National Park Service after serving in the U.S. Air Force.
Registration is not necessary for this free evening program, which is open to the public.
The meeting of the society begins at 6:15 p.m. with a short business meeting with the program
starting at 7:00 p.m. For more information, call 630-0924.