Genealogy Fair: April 22 and 23, 2009Find an Event
Identity at the Crossroads: Discovering Who You Are
National Archives Research Center
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
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 Ancestry.com.
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:
- Complete schedule for Day 1
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
- Complete schedule for Day 2
Thursday, April 23, 2009
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.
National Archives Exhibitors:
- Access to Archival Databases (AAD)
- Archives Library Information Center (ALIC)
- National Archives Catalog
- Family Activities
- National Archives Foundation
- Genealogy Tutorial
- Help! I’m Stuck
- National Archives Experience
- National Archives Store
- Regional Archives
- You and Your Digital Camera
Guest Genealogy Exhibitors:
- Association of Professional Genealogists
- Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States
- District of Columbia Archives
- District of Columbia Public Library, Washingtoniana Division
- Fairfax Genealogical Society
- Family Search
- Federation of Genealogical Societies
- Genealogy Club of the Montgomery County Historical Society
- Library of Congress, Local History and Genealogy Reading Room
- Mount Vernon Genealogical Society
- National Genealogical Society
- National Society Sons of the American Revolution
- Prince George's County Genealogical Society
- USCIS Genealogy Program
- Washington DC Family History Center
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 www.archives.gov.
Posters from Previous Genealogy Fairs
All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.