National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair

NARA genealogy fairOnce again the National Archives is hosting their annual Virtual Genealogy Fair. This year it will be October 26th and 27th. It’s free and all you need is access to YouTube.

Viewers have the opportunity to participate with the presenters and other family historians during the live event on YouTube. All of the session videos and handouts will be available from this web page free of charge. You can watch the sessions and download the materials at your convenience. Registration is not required.

Visit the Fair’s page at NARA for more details.

Wednesday’s Sessions – times are EDT

10 a.m. Welcoming Remarks by Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero
10:05 a.m. Introduction to Genealogy at the National Archives by Claire Kluskens
11 a.m. The Best National Archives Records Genealogists Aren’t Using by Lori Cox-Paul
12 p.m. National Archives Innovative Online Resources and Tools to Help with Your Genealogical Research by Sarah Swanson and Kelly Osborn
1 p.m. You too can be a Citizen Archivist! Getting the most out of the National Archives Catalog by Suzanne Isaacs and Meredith Doviak
2 p.m. Department of State Records for Genealogical Research by David Pfeiffer
3 p.m. American Battle Monuments Commission by Ryan Bass

Thursday’s Sessions – times are EDT

10 a.m. Nonpopulation Census: Agriculture, Manufacturing, and Social Statistics by Claire Kluskens
11 a.m. The Morning After – Changes as Reflected in Morning Reports by Theresa Fitzgerald
12 p.m. The Iwo Jima Flag Raisers – Chaos, Controversy and World War II Marine Corps Personnel Records by Bryan K. McGraw
1 p.m. What’s New in the Lou: A Look at the Latest Accessions at the National Archives at St. Louis by David Hardin
2 p.m. The Faces of the National Parks Service by Cara L. Moore
3 p.m. Closing Remarks by Acting Executive for Research Services Ann Cummings

You can watch all of Wednesday’s sessions at this YouTube page. All of Thursday’s sessions will be available on this YouTube page.

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