National Archives Genealogy Fair 2017

The fifth virtual National Archives Genealogy Fair 2017 is scheduled for October 25.

Tips and techniques for using Federal records at the National Archives for genealogy research are featured. Lectures are designed for family historians from beginners to experienced.

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 from this web page free of charge. No registration is required. The video broadcasts and the presentation materials will also be available after the live event.

The virtual National Archives Genealogy Fair 2017 is available on their YouTube channel.

WHEN: October 25,  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::


Time (EST) Session
10 a.m.  Welcoming Remarks

Archivist of the United States of America David S. Ferriero

10:05 a.m. Taking Care of your Family Heirlooms

Training Conservator Katie Smith, National Archives at College Park, MD

11 a.m. 19th Century Ancestors in Tax Assessment Records

Archives Technician Elise Fariello, National Archives at Chicago, IL

12 p.m.  From the Cradle to the Grave: Birth, Childhood, and Death in the National Archives at St. Louis 

Archivist Daria Labinsky & Archives Technician Cara Moore, National Archives at St. Louis, MO

1 p.m. A is for Archives, B is for Burn File: Accessing Burned Records at the National Archives at St. Louis 

Preservation Specialist Ashley Cox, National Archives at St. Louis, MO

2 p.m Locating the Relocated:  Deciphering Electronic Records on Japanese Americans Interned During World War II

Archives Specialist John LeGloahec & Archivist Jana Leighton, National Archives at College Park, MD

3 p.m. Beyond the War Relocation Administration: Finding Japanese Relocatees in Other Records

Director, Gwen Granados, National Archives at Riverside, CA

4 p.m. Closing Remarks

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 2017 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.


  1. Brenda Crider 20 October 2017 at 10:09 AM - Reply

    Thank you

  2. Nancy Loe 20 October 2017 at 10:08 AM - Reply

    Yes, Brenda. Just go to the YouTube channel in the link in this post and the presentations and handouts are available afterwards.

  3. Brenda Crider 20 October 2017 at 3:14 AM - Reply

    Will the programs be posted for those who have to work?

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