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Genealogy Fair: April 20 and 21, 2011

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April 20 & 21, 2011

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

Lecture Handouts

This two-day program showcases the Federal records located at the National Archives as resources for family history research.

Below are copies of the presenters' handouts. We encourage attendees to download and print handouts for the sessions they plan to attend and bring them to the fair.

(Unless otherwise noted, documents below are in PDF format.PDF icon)

NARA Staff
1940 Census

Gordon Atkinson
Everything You Wanted to Know About

Quinton Atkinson

Claire Bettag
Federal Land Records

Daniel Carpenter
Exploring Our Ancestors' History with Petitions

Refer to Caption Exploring Our Ancestors History with Petitions

Elizabeth Carrington
Alien Files (A-Files)

Refer to Caption A-Files - Sample Alien Registration Form

Patrick Connelly

Rebecca Crawford
Introduction to Researching Federal Employees at National Archives

Damani Davis
Black Patriots and Loyalists: Finding African American Ancestors from the Revolutionary War

John Deeben
Introduction to Genealogy

Army Service in the Civil War-An Overview

Jennifer Dondero
Citing Sources:  Why & How

Jake Ersland
Civil War Provost Marshal Records

Leavenworth Prison Records by Jake Ersland

Jeffery Hartley
Using the Congressional Serial Set for Genealogical Research

Carla Peterson
Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City

Carol Kostakos Petranek
FamilySearch—Vision to Reality

Claire Prechtel-Kluskens

Seibert, Bill
Individual Service Records–Military and Civil
Individual Service Records
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Katherine Vollen
Introduction to Genealogy

Reginald Washington
Researching the Records of the Freedmen's Bureau

Zack Wilske
INS Policy, Correspondence, and Case Files (1906–57)


All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.