Genealogy Fair

National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair

October 28, 29 & 30, 2014

Please join the National Archives for the 2014 Virtual Genealogy Fair on October 28, 29, & 30, starting daily at 10 a.m. eastern time. This will be a live broadcast via the Internet so you can ask our genealogy experts questions at the end of their talks. The entire event is free and open to all, so there is no registration.

Presenters

Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero will provide opening remarks. Other speakers include experts from National Archivesí facilities nationwide, the historian from the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services, and representatives from Ancestry and FamilySearch.

Schedule and Session Material

Lectures will feature tips and techniques for using Federal records at the National Archives for genealogy research. Lectures are designed for experienced genealogists and novices.

See the three-day Lecture Schedule and Handouts

Session Video Streams/Captioning

Watch the daily video streams and captioning at the following links:

Day 1: Tuesday, October 28
Watch live video stream on YouTube US National Archives YouTube Channel
Captioning on Streamtext Streamtext mini logo

Day 2: Wednesday, October 29
Watch live video stream on YouTube US National Archives YouTube Channel
Captioning on Streamtext Streamtext mini logo

Day 3: video stream: Thursday, October 30
Watch live video stream on YouTube US National Archives YouTube Channel
Captioning on Streamtext Streamtext mini logo

How to Chat and View Sessions/Captions

Please note that recorded sessions will become available by the end of November.

Chatting:  Ask questions and follow the conversation on Twitter using #genfair2014. Follow the National Archives at @USNatArchives.

US National Archives YouTube Channel Viewing:  Watch the live sessions on YouTube.

Streamtext logoCaptioning:  View the spoken word as a realtime stream of text during the live sessions on Streamtext.

Please note captioning will be available. If you require another type of accommodation (such as a sign language interpreter), to access streaming for this event, please contact the Know Your Records staff via email at KYR@n ara.gov by October 21. We ask that you contact us as soon as possible so we are able to make every effort to make this presentation accessible to you.


Background:  The National Archives holds the permanently valuable records of the Federal government. These include records of interest to genealogists, such as pension files, ship passenger lists, census and Freedmen’s Bureau materials. For information on National Archives holdings see www.archives.gov.

Regarding links outside of the National Archives Website (Archives.gov): We have provided a link to this site because it has information that may interest you. This link is not an endorsement by the National Archives of the opinions, products, or services presented on this site, or any sites linked to it. The National Archives is not responsible for the legality or accuracy of information on this site, the policies, or for any costs incurred while using this site.

Posters and Web Pages from Previous Genealogy Fairs

First Genealogy Fair poster (2005)

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