National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair

  • 26 Oct 2016
  • 10:00 AM
  • 27 Oct 2016
  • 5:00 PM
  • Computer or Tablet
National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair

What:  National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair

The National Archives will host the Virtual Genealogy Fair 2016 on October 26th through October 27th.  There will be live lectures and chats via their website connections.

 Lectures:  This virtual seminar will showcase tips and techniques for using Federal records at the National Archives for genealogy research. Lectures are designed for experienced genealogy professionals and novices alike. Handouts available.

Day 1: Wednesday, October 26

Watch entire day on YouTube US National Archives YouTube Channel

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

Day 2: Thursday, October 27

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

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