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.


Speakers will include genealogy experts from National Archives locations across the nation and U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services.

Live Lecture Sessions

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.

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

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

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

Schedule and Handouts

See the Lecture Schedule

Online Viewing & Chatting

Instructions for online viewing and chatting will be posted here. Please check this site later. Recorded sessions will remain available online after the event. The webcast will include a closed captioning option.

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

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Posters and Web Pages from Previous Genealogy Fairs

First Genealogy Fair poster (2005)

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