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National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair 2017

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On October 25, 2017, the National Archives hosted the fifth virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast. Viewers participated with the presenters and other family historians during the live event on YouTube. All of the session videos and handouts are available from this web page free of charge. You can watch the sessions and download the materials at your convenience.

Did you miss the live broadcast? The video broadcasts and the presentation materials remain available from this page.

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Session Schedule

# Session

Welcoming Remarks

Archivist of the United States of America David S. Ferriero


Taking Care of your Family Heirlooms

Education and Communication Coordinator Katie Smith, National Archives at College Park, MD


19th Century Ancestors in Tax Assessment Records

Archives Technician Elise Fariello, National Archives at Chicago, IL


From the Cradle to the Grave: Birth, Childhood, and Death in the National Archives at St. Louis 

Archivist Daria Labinsky & Archives Technician Cara Moore, National Archives at St. Louis, MO


A is for Archives, B is for Burn File: Accessing Burned Records at the National Archives at St. Louis 

Preservation Specialist Ashley Cox, National Archives at St. Louis, MO


Locating the Relocated:  Deciphering Electronic Records on Japanese Americans Interned During World War II

Archives Specialist John LeGloahec & Archivist Jana Leighton, National Archives at College Park, MD


Beyond the War Relocation Administration: Finding Japanese Relocatees in Other Records

Director, Gwen Granados, National Archives at Riverside, CA


Closing Remarks

Executive for Research Services Ann Cummings

Transcript: You may request a transcript by sending an email to or calling 202-357-5260.

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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.