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The National Archives, Washington D.C.- what will I find?!

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The National Archives, Washington D.C.- what will I find?!

Posted: 29 Jan 2014 10:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Jan 2014 6:01PM GMT
Somewhat new to Ancestry.com- Joined in October and have been researching almost daily since. I have become addicted to delving into my family tree and want to take in everything I can. My family is taking a trip in April and will be spending a day in DC. I realized that during this time, I could check out The National Archives. Since I don't get to visit DC often, I really want to take advantage of this opportunity and possibly find some information related to my personal history. Problem is, I have NO idea what to look for. Obviously I need a plan of some kind, otherwise I'll never find anything. Have any of you been? Can you throw some suggestions at me as far as "good genealogical goals," so I can create a list before I go? Are there people there that help you find information (for free) or are you basically on your own? I have tracked some family back to the 1700's.
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Jonathan Fout 29 Jan 2014 5:47PM GMT 
SFarmer9302 3 Feb 2014 8:48PM GMT 
LHSwisher 6 Feb 2014 3:54AM GMT 
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