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National Archives Holds Free Records Programs and Virtual Genealogy Fair in October
Press Release · Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014

Washington, DC

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Washington, DC…Join the National Archives for research, on-site genealogy programs, and the third-annual Virtual Genealogy Fair! All are free and open to the public. The on-site genealogy programs will be held in Room G-25 of the Research Complex of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Attendees should use the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance, between 7th and 9th Streets, NW. Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station. The Genealogy Fair is virtual, so available online anywhere with Internet access!

Introduction to Genealogy at the National Archives
Wednesday, October 7, at 11 a.m.

Learn how to do basic genealogical research using Federal records at the National Archives. Lectures take place on the first Wednesday of each month.

“Help! I’m Stuck” Genealogy Consultation
Saturday, October 17, noon–4 p.m.

Not sure where to begin? Has a genealogical problem stumped you? Archivist Claire Prechtel-Kluskens is available from noon to 4 p.m. to answer your questions. Sign up for a 20-minute appointment at the Microfilm Research desk on Saturday. These genealogy consultations take place on one Saturday a month.

2015 Virtual Genealogy Fair October 21 & 22, 2015

Join the National Archives for the 2015 Virtual Genealogy Fair on October 21 and 22, 2015, starting daily at 10 a.m. EDT. This will be broadcast live via YouTube so you can participate!

Speakers include genealogy experts from National Archives locations across the nation. Lectures are designed for experienced genealogists and novices and will feature tips and techniques for using Federal records at the National Archives for genealogy research. Recorded sessions will be available online after the event.

Day 1: Wednesday, October 21Watch live video stream on YouTube US National Archives YouTube Channel

Day 2: Thursday, October 22Watch live video stream on YouTube US National Archives YouTube Channel

The webcast will include a captioning option. To request additional accommodations (e.g., a transcript), email KYR@nara.gov or call 202-357-5260. Follow the National Archives on Twitter: @USNatArchives and join the Genealogy Fair conversation using #genfair2015.

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