Friday, April 11, 2008


Going to be in our nation’s capitol on 23 April 2008? Lucky you!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008-- 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Research Center (Enter on Pennsylvania Avenue)

The National Archives presents its fourth annual genealogy fair! This year's program will include three tracks: general genealogy, World War I, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Speakers will encourage family historians to research their families using the records held by the National Archives. This event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

Session topics will include:

Introduction to genealogy
Access to Archival Databases (AAD)
Land records
Civil War pension files
Finding place of birth in Federal records
World War I Gold Star Mothers
Maritime records
Passport applications, 1795-1925
Archival Research Catalog (ARC)
Immigration and naturalization records of World War I soldiers
World War I draft registration records
Civilian Conservation Corps records
Federal Emergency Relief Act records
The Basics of DNA testing
WPA state guides
Freedmen's Bureau marriage records
Publications on the WPA
Virginia Slave Births Index

Demonstrations and ongoing exhibits will include:

Beginning genealogy tutorial
How to use a digital camera in research
Preserving your important papers and photographs
Demonstrations of databases, including the Archival Research Catalog (ARC) and
Access to Archival Databases (AAD)
Help! I'm Stuck: Getting Started
NARA Library
Information on genealogical institutions


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