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Genealogy Fair: April 18 and 19, 2012

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Branching Out: Exploring Your Family Tree

National Archives Building
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

The National Archives eighth annual Genealogy Fair: Branching Out: Exploring Your Family Tre was held on April 18 and 19, 2012.

  • This two-day program showcased the Federal records located at the National Archives as resources for family history research.
  • The fair provided information and guidance for experienced genealogy professionals and novices alike. The fair was free and open to the public with no registration.


New, huge classroom tents!

Sessions included workshops on records relating to census, immigration, land, naturalization, military, online resources, and more. See the presenter's biographies and handouts.

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Exhibitors included National Archives staff and guest organizations who demonstrated how to use Federal records and other resources for genealogical research.

Presented in partnership with the National Archives Foundation and with support from Lead Sponsor

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 information about the National Archives' holdings start on our home page

For more information about the fair, e-mail

All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.