National Archives Hosts Fifth Genealogy Fair, April 22-23, 2009

The National Archives will host its fifth annual Genealogy Fair. This year’s two-day program will showcase Federal records located at the National Archives and professional genealogy organizations’ resources for family history research. Sessions include introductions to genealogy research, census records, Freedman’s Bureau records, immigration records, Congressional records, Native American records, and much more. National Archives staff will demonstrate how to use databases including the Archival Research Catalog (ARC) and Access to Archival Databases (AAD). The fair will provide information and guidance for experienced genealogy professionals and novices alike. Winners of the National Archives Awards for Excellence in Genealogy will be announced at a ceremony during the fair. The fair is free and open to the public, and presented in partnership with the Foundation for the National Archives and The Generations Network. For a schedule of lectures and demonstrations, see:

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