FREE National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair – October 24, 2018

UPDATE: Click HERE to watch the NARA Virtual Genealogy Fair on YouTube!

Set your alarms and get ready to LEARN – long distance and virtually, that is. Once again the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is hosting the sixth virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm EDT. Click HERE for the latest information.

Viewers can participate with the presenters and other family historians during the live event on YouTube. All of the session videos and handouts will be available free of charge. You can watch the sessions and download the materials at your convenience. In addition, video broadcasts and the presentation materials will continue to be available after the live event.

The link to watch the live streaming will be posted here at Abundant Genealogy when it becomes available! Click HERE to download and print out a color flyer for the fair . . . please share it with your genealogy society and local library!

National Archives 2018 Virtual Genealogy Fair

NARA 2018 Virtual Genealogy Fair Schedule

  • 10 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
    Archivist of the United States of America David S. Ferriero
  • 10:05 a.m. Calling all Citizen Archivists! Getting the Most Out of the National Archives Catalog
    Suzanne Isaacs and Meredith Doviak,  Community Managers for the National Archives Catalog
  • 11 a.m. Federal Records that Help Identify Former Slaves and Slave Owners
    Claire Kluskens, Reference and Digital Projects Archivist, National Archives,  Washington, DC
  • 12 p.m. All’s Fair in Love and War: The Civil War Widows’ Pension Files
    Alexandra Villaseran, Archives Technician located at National Archives at College Park
  • 1 p.m. How to Search for Photographs that Document Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camps and Activities 
    Kaitlyn Crain Enriquez, Archives Specialist and Kelsey Noel, Archivist located at National Archives at College Park
  • 2 p.m. Tennessee Valley Authority Records: To St. Louis and Beyond!
    Cara Moore Lebonick, Reference Archives Technician located at National Archives at St. Louis
  • 3 p.m. America’s Military Made the Call: Hello Nurses!
    Anna Csar, Expert Archives Technician at the National Personnel Records Center at St. Louis
  • 4 p.m. Closing Remarks
    Ann Cummings, Executive for Research Services

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Thomas MacEntee
Genealogy educator and author Thomas MacEntee has been researching his family history for more than 40 years and is the creator of Abundant Genealogy, Genealogy Bargains, DNA Bargains, The Genealogy Do-Over and numerous other web-based genealogy and family history properties.

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