Virtual Genealogy Fair set for this week

National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair will take place this Wednesday and Thursday, October 21 and 22. This will be a live broadcast via YouTube so you can ask genealogy experts questions at the end of their talks.

Speakers will include genealogy experts from National Archives locations across the nation. Lectures will feature tips and techniques for using Federal records at the National Archives for genealogy research. Recorded sessions will remain available online after the event.

To see handouts and session descriptions or to log on to the lectures the days of the event, go to:

Wednesday, October 21 (Eastern Time)

Session 1 at 10 a.m.
Introduction to Genealogy at the National Archives by Claire Kluskens.

Session 2 at 11 a.m.
Preserving Your Family Records: Conversation and Questions by Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler.

Session 3 at 12 p.m.
Personnel Records of the National Archives– St. Louis. By Bryan K. McGraw.

Session 4 at 1 p.m.
It’s in the Cards: Finding Family Members in National Archives–St. Louis’ Card Series by Daria Labinsky & David Hardin.

Session 5 at 2 p.m.
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Personnel Records by Ashley Mattingly.

Day 2: Thursday, October 22 (Eastern Time)

Session 6 at 10 a.m.
Where’d They Go? Finding Ancestral Migration Routes by Jean Nudd.

Session 7 at 11 a.m.
Access to Archival Databases (AAD): Looking Down, From Above, to Look it Up! by John LeGloahec.

Session 8 at 12 p.m.
Finding Your World War I Veteran at the National Archives at St. Louis by Theresa Fitzgerald.

Session 9 at 1 p.m.
Women in War Time Civilian Government Employment by Cara Moore.

Session 10 at 2 p.m.
Broke, But Not Out of Luck: Exploring Bankruptcy Records for Genealogy Research by Jessica Hopkins.

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