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Genealogy Fair: April 22 and 23, 2009

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Identity at the Crossroads: Discovering Who You Are

National Archives Research Center
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 

The National Archives hosted its fifth annual Genealogy Fair. The fair showcased Federal records located at the National Archives and professional genealogy organizations’ resources for doing research on family history. The winners of the National Archives Awards for Excellence in Genealogy were announced during the fair. The fair provided information and guidance for experienced genealogy professionals and beginners, was free and open to the public in partnership with the National Archives Foundation and

Session topics included 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.

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

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


Genealogy Fairs & Series Past

Family TreeEvery year, the National Archives hosts a free, virtual Genealogy event live webcast on YouTube. 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 previous session video recordings on YouTube

  - See past event web pages, posters, session videos, and handouts below. 


All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.