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Virtual Genealogy Fair
  • Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - Thursday, October 30, 2014
  • Time: 2:00 pm
  • Location: Online

The National Archives is hosting a live, three-day, virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast on YouTube. The free program offers family history research tools for all skill levels on Federal records including census, American Indian, military, naturalization, and immigration. Other topics include overviews of online genealogy resources and guidance on preserving personal records.

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.

For a complete schedule and participation instructions, visit the Virtual Genealogy Fair website. Recorded sessions will remain available online after the event. The webcast will include a closed captioning option.

October 28, 10am-2pm EST.
Watch live on YouTube.

October 29, 10am-5pm EST.
Watch live on YouTube.

October 30, 10am-4pm EST.
Watch live on YouTube.

Genealogy Tool KitStart your genealogical research today with the Genealogy Tool Kit ($19.95), written by National Archives genealogy archives specialist John P. Deeban. Whether you’re an experienced researcher or just getting started, the Genealogy Tool Kit will help you to navigate the records of the National Archives, from census and naturalization records to military and federal land grant records. With checklists to track your progress, family trees to fill in as you discover your ancestors, and room for taking notes, the Tool Kit will also serve as your own record of your family history research project.