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Genealogy Fair: April 22 and 23, 2009

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April 22 & 23, 2009

National Archives Research Center,
Lobby and Pennsylvania Avenue Plaza,
Washington, DC ( Enter on Pennsylvania Avenue)

This event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

WHEN: Two Days!

  • Wednesday, April 22, 2009
    9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 23, 2009
    9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WHAT: The National Archives will host its fifth annual Genealogy Fair. The fair showcases Federal records located at the National Archives and professional genealogy organizations’ resources for doing research on family history. We will announce the winners of the National Archives Awards for Excellence in Genealogy during the fair. The fair will provide information and guidance for experienced genealogy professionals and beginners. This event is free and open to the public in partnership with the National Archives Foundation and

Session topics include three tracks; Getting Started, Online Records and Databases, and Other Selected Topics.

See the complete schedule by day showing the session titles and descriptions, tracks, times, locations, and presenters:

See the condensed schedule for April 22 and 23, showing the session titles, times, and locations.

WHERE: Research Center Lobby and Pennsylvania Avenue Plaza (outside), National Archives Building, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.

See the fair layout in a diagram showing the location of the sessions and exhibitors. A Government-issued photo identification or student ID is required to enter the building. The closest Metro stop is the Archives/Navy Memorial stop on the Yellow and Green lines. The National Archives is fully accessible. If you need to request an accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) for a public program, please e-mail or call 202-357-5000 at least two weeks prior to the event to ensure proper arrangements are secured.

For location details see our Visitor's Map.

WHO: Speakers and exhibitors include National Archives staff, historians and professionals from the genealogy community who are experts in records that assist with genealogy research.

National Archives Exhibitors:

Guest Genealogy Exhibitors:

BACKGROUND: The National Archives holds the permanently valuable records of the Federal government. These include records of interest to genealogists, such as pension files, census and Freedmen’s Bureau materials. For more information about the National Archives' holdings start on our home page

Posters from Previous Genealogy Fairs

All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.