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Annual Virtual Genealogy Fair

We have postponed the event. Please return here for more information as it becomes available. 

Every year, the National Archives hosts a free, virtual Genealogy Fair via live webcast. The sessions offer family history research tools on Federal records for all skill levels. Join thousands of family historians participating during the live event.

  • Attend free of charge and no reservation
  • Watch the broadcast via webinar
  • Participate and ask questions during the live broadcast
  • After the live event, video recordings and presentation materials remain available online

Genealogy Fairs Past and Present


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


All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.