National Archives Genealogy Fair 2016

Tomorrow and Thursday the National Archives Genealogy Fair 2016 is available on YouTube.

This free two-day online fair offers viewers the opportunity to participate with the presenters and other family historians during the live event on YouTube. All of the session videos and handouts will be available from this web page free of charge. You can watch the sessions and download the materials at your convenience. Registration is not required.

WHEN: October 26 and 27, starting daily at 10 a.m. EDT

[7 a.m. PDT ouch!]

WHO: Experts on genealogy-related records from National Archives’ facilities nationwide.

WHERE: Anywhere! The Fair will be video streamed on the US National Archives’ YouTube channel::

Day 1: Wednesday, October 26 –Watch live on YouTube

10 a.m. Welcoming Remarks by Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero
10:05 a.m. Introduction to Genealogy at the National Archives by Claire Kluskens
11 a.m. The Best National Archives Records Genealogists Aren’t Using by Lori Cox-Paul
12 p.m. National Archives Innovative Online Resources and Tools to Help with Your Genealogical Research by Sarah Swanson and Kelly Osborn
1 p.m. You too can be a Citizen Archivist! Getting the most out of the National Archives Catalog by Suzanne Isaacs and Meredith Doviak
2 p.m. Department of State Records for Genealogical Research by David Pfeiffer
3 p.m. Grave Yards and Genealogy: American Battle Monuments Commission by Ryan Bass

Day 2: Thursday, October 27 –Watch live on YouTube

10 a.m. Nonpopulation Census: Agriculture, Manufacturing, and Social Statistics by Claire Kluskens
11 a.m. The Morning After – Changes as Reflected in Morning Reports (Army and Air Force) by Theresa Fitzgerald
12 p.m. The Iwo Jima Flag Raisers – Chaos, Controversy and World War II Marine Corps Personnel Records by Bryan K. McGraw
1 p.m. What’s New in the Lou: A Look at the Latest Accessions at the National Archives at St. Louis by David Hardin
2 p.m. The Faces of the National Parks Service by Cara L. Moore
3 p.m. Closing Remarks by Acting Executive for Research Services Ann Cummings


If you’ve attended in prior years, you know this is a great event. If you haven’t, the National Archives Genealogy Fair 2016 is waiting for you.

About the Author:

After a career as an archivist and librarian, Nancy started Subscribe to her free monthly newsletter and find eBooks on US and European genealogy research. She has presented at the National Genealogical Society, RootsTech, and Legacy Family Tree, and to genealogists in the US, Canada, and Australia.

One Comment

  1. Betsy Collins 27 October 2016 at 12:10 PM - Reply

    wonderful opportunity – under the covers and out of the rain!

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