National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair
October 26 & 27, 2016
2016 Virtual Genealogy Fair
On October 26 & 27, 2016 (Wednesday & Thursday), the National Archives is hosting a two-day, virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast. Viewers have the opportunity to participate with the presenters and other family historians during the live event on YouTube. All of the session videos and handouts will be available from this web page free of charge. You can watch the sessions and download the materials at your convenience. Registration is not required.
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Session Schedule (eastern daylight time EDT)
Day 1: Wednesday, October 26
|10 a.m.||Welcoming Remarks by Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero|
|10:05 a.m.||Introduction to Genealogy at the National Archives by Claire Kluskens|
|11 a.m.||The Best National Archives Records Genealogists Aren't Using by Lori Cox-Paul|
|12 p.m.||National Archives Innovative Online Resources and Tools to Help with Your Genealogical Research by Sarah Swanson and Kelly Osborn|
|1 p.m.||You too can be a Citizen Archivist! Getting the most out of the National Archives Catalog by Suzanne Isaacs and Meredith Doviak|
|2 p.m.||Department of State Records for Genealogical Research by David Pfeiffer|
|3 p.m.||American Battle Monuments Commission by Ryan Bass|
Day 2: Thursday, October 27
|10 a.m.||Nonpopulation Census: Agriculture, Manufacturing, and Social Statistics by Claire Kluskens|
|11 a.m.||The Morning After – Changes as Reflected in Morning Reports by Theresa Fitzgerald|
|12 p.m.||The Iwo Jima Flag Raisers – Chaos, Controversy and World War II Marine Corps Personnel Records by Bryan K. McGraw|
|1 p.m.||What's New in the Lou: A Look at the Latest Accessions at the National Archives at St. Louis by David Hardin|
|2 p.m.||The Faces of the National Parks Service by Cara L. Moore|
|3 p.m.||Closing Remarks by Acting Executive for Research Services Ann Cummings|
Background: The National Archives holds the permanently valuable records of the Federal government. These include records of interest to genealogists, such as pension files, ship passenger lists, census and Freedmen’s Bureau materials. For information on National Archives holdings see www.archives.gov.
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