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National Archives Genealogy Fairs & Series

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Pedigree Chart - TreeWelcome Family Historians!

Every year, the National Archives hosts a free, educational genealogy event broadcast live 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 with no reservations requested.

  • Watch previous session video recordings on YouTube
  • See past event web pages, posters, session videos, and handouts below

2024 Genealogy Series

The 2024 Genealogy Series will provide family history research tools for all skill levels along with a general overview to specific topics. Broadcasts of the program sessions will take place in May and June. All are welcome! See the schedule below and find more details on the 2024 Genealogy Series web page.

2024 Genealogy Series Poster

May & June Schedule

May 21 at 1 p.m. ET Welcome and Introductions
May 21 at 1:05 p.m. ET Passport Records: Passport Applications at NARA, 1790s–1925 
May 28 at 1 p.m. ET After Their Service: Tracing the Lives of Native American Army Scouts
June 4 at 1 p.m. ET Captured German Records Related to American Prisoners of War during World War II
June 18 at 1 p.m. ET Alien Files (A-Files): Researching Immigrant Ancestors at the National Archives
June 25 at 1 p.m. ET World War II Enemy Alien Records Related to Japanese Americans at the National Archives
June 25 (following the 1 p.m. session) Closing Remarks

Past Events

Virtual Genealogy Series: 20212022, and 2023

Starting in 2021, the National Archives transformed our annual genealogy event from the Genealogy Fair to the Genealogy Series. 

2023 Genealogy Series Poster

Year 2023


2022 Genealogy Series on the 1950 Census

Year 2022


Year 2021


All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.