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Genealogy Fair: April 14 and 15, 2010

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The World of Genealogy

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

The National Archives hosted its sixth annual Genealogy Fair: The World of Genealogy on April 14 and 15, 2010, The two-day program showcased the diversity of Federal records located at the National Archives as resources for family history research. Speakers included National Archives staff, historians, and genealogy professionals. The fair provided information and guidance for experienced genealogy professionals and novices alike. The fair was free and open to the public, and presented in partnership with the National Archives Foundation and with support from

Sessions included workshops on records relating to minority and ethnic groups including African Americans, Chinese, German, Irish, Japanese, Native Americans, and women, as well as a session on DNA genealogy testing, and an evening program on the new genealogy-based TV series “Who Do You Think You Are?” National Archives staff demonstrated how to use databases including the Archival Research Catalog (ARC) and Access to Archival Databases (AAD). Staff at the “Help! I’m Stuck” table were available to assist researchers.

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

See the condensed schedule for April 14 and 15, showing the session titles, times, and locations.

Speakers included historian at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Zack Wilske; professional genealogists Susannah Brooks, Elizabeth K. Kerstens, Marie V. Melchiori, and Thomas Shawker M.D.; and National Archives experts Patrick Connelly, Rebecca Crawford, Damani Davis, John Deeben, Claire P. Kluskens, Trevor Plante, Constance Potter, Mary Frances Ronan, Rebecca Sharp, Katherine Vollen, and Reginald Washington.

Session Handouts:

Only the sessions listed by National Archives staff are available.

For more information about the fair, e-mail


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.