Genealogy Fair: April 22 and 23, 2009Find an Event
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 Ancestry.com.
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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
- Access to Archival Databases (AAD)
- Archives Library Information Center (ALIC)
- Online 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.