National Archives is hosting a Virtual Genealogy Fair!

Join for us three days genealogy! All of our lectures will be broadcast live via YouTube with captioning on StreamText.

On October 28, 29, and 30, genealogy experts from National Archives facilities around the nation and special guests from the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services,, and FamilySearch will discuss topics ranging from preserving your own personal records to American Indian records.

Best of all, you do not need to get out of bed! The lectures will broadcast live on our National Archives YouTube channel and the handouts and presentations will be available to download at our Virtual Genealogy Fair homepage:

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Have a question for our experts? No problem! Simply ask during the lectures using Twitter and the hashtag #GenFair2014 and we’ll have a dedicated question and answer time at the end of each lecture!

So gather your grandmother’s photos, pop some popcorn, and check out the Virtual Genealogy Fair schedule at and tune in starting at 10 a.m. EDT next week!

A Genealogy Fair!

This year the National Archives is sponsoring a virtual genealogy fair September 3rd and 4th. You can attend via webcast and enjoy a program full of information on immigration, Native American history, African American history, Civil War pensions, U.S. Colored Troops and much more. Lectures will be presented by genealogy experts from both the National Archives and the Immigration Service.

But that’s not all!

Staff members will be available throughout the fair for call-in consultation. And, if you can’t make it for the live presentations, they’re all being recorded so you can watch them later.

To learn more, visit the Genealogy Fair page at NARA. You can keep up with that latest news via #genfair2013 on Twitter.

Now to figure out how to get my hands on some good fair food . . .