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National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair 2016

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October 26 & 27, 2016

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. The videos and materials will remain available after the event. Registration is not required.

Session Schedule

Day 1: Wednesday, October 26 (eastern daylight time)

Watch entire day on YouTube US National Archives YouTube Channel

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Time Activity
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. Grave Yards and Genealogy: American Battle Monuments Commission by Ryan Bass

Day 2: Thursday, October 27 (eastern daylight time)

Watch entire day on YouTube US National Archives YouTube Channel

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Time Activity
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 (Army and Air Force) 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. Faces of the National Park Service by Cara L. Moore
3 p.m. Closing Remarks by Acting Executive for Research Services Ann Cummings

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Captioning will be available online during the live broadcast. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for an event, please send an email to: KYR@nara.gov or call 202-357-5260 in advance.

 

Join the Conversation

Participate with the presenters and other family historians during the live event. Log into YouTube and then type questions into the chat section.

 


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.

Regarding links outside of the National Archives Website (Archives.gov): We have provided a link to this site because it has information that may interest you. This link is not an endorsement by the National Archives of the opinions, products, or services presented on this site, or any sites linked to it. The National Archives is not responsible for the legality or accuracy of information on this site, the policies, or for any costs incurred while using this site.

Posters and Web Pages from Previous Genealogy Fairs

See previous Virtual Genealogy Fair sessions and presentation materials for the years 2013, 2014, and 2015.

All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.

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