National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair

  • 03 Sep 2013
  • 10:00 AM
  • 04 Sep 2013
  • 5:00 PM
  • Computer or Tablet
National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair

WHAT:  National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair

For the first time ever, the National Archives will host a virtual Genealogy Fairwith live lectures and chat via the website UStream and a call-in genealogy help line.

·         Lectures:  This two-day program 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.

Genealogy Help Line:  Call with your genealogy questions during the fair. National Archives staff in Washington, DC, will be available from 1 to 4 p.m. eastern daylight time (EDT) on September 3 and 4 on our special hotline at 202-357-5420.

·         You may also email us at, or call our Washington, DC, Customer Service Center telephone during regular business hours at 1-866-325-7208.

WHEN: September 3 & 4, 2013 (see schedule)

WHO: Speakers include genealogy experts from the National Archives and U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services.

HOW: The National Archives will host the virtual Genealogy Fairvia webcast using the website UStream and a call-in genealogy help line. Recorded sessions will be available online after the event. Closed captioning and American sign language interpreters are part of the broadcast.

·         View live broadcast on September 3 & 4

·         WHERE: The National Archives will host the live lectures via webcast on UStream.

Lecture Titles:

Introduction to Military Records at the National Archives

Introduction to Genealogy: Civilian

Alien Files(A-Files)

Native American Records

National Archives Online Resources for Genealogy

Immigration/Naturalization &Citizenship

Freedman's Bank

Military and Civilian Personnel Records

Civil War Pension Files

U.S. Colored Troops

Navy Deck Logs

Chinese Exclusion Acts Case Files

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