Tomorrow is one of my favorite days during the month of October. It is the National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair! That is right. on the 21st and 22nd from 10am to 2pm EST you can go to the NARA website and learn from some of their best.
There will be live streaming of presentation on their YouTube channel starting with the opening remarks by Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero. You can see a listing of the schedule with descriptions of the sessions on their website. In addition, you can access handouts for each session as well as their presentation slides.
While I miss going to the NARA fairs in person, I do understand how this format can be a benefit to more people. So, I hope you will join me in watching, and attending, the virtual fair today.
Schedule: Day 1: Wednesday, October 21 (Eastern Time)
Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero. Opening Remarks Captioning
10 am Introduction to Genealogy at the National Archives by Claire Kluskens. Session 1 Captioning
11 am Preserving Your Family Records: Conversation and Questions by Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler. Session 2 Captioning
12 pm Personnel Records of the National Archives– St. Louis. By Bryan K. McGraw. Session 3 Captioning
1 pm It’s in the Cards: Finding Family Members in National Archives–St. Louis’ Card Series by Daria Labinsky & David Hardin. Session 4 Captioning
2 pm Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Personnel Records by Ashley Mattingly. Session 5 Captioning
Schedule: Day 2: Thursday, October 22 (Eastern Time)
10 am Where’d They Go? Finding Ancestral Migration Routes by Jean Nudd. Session 6 Captioning
11 am Access to Archival Databases (AAD): Looking Down, From Above, to Look it Up! by John LeGloahec.Session 7 Captioning
12 pm Finding Your World War I Veteran at the National Archives at St. Louis by Theresa Fitzgerald. Session 8 Captioning
1 pm Women in War Time Civilian Government Employment by Cara Moore. Session 9 Captioning
2 pm Broke, But Not Out of Luck: Exploring Bankruptcy Records for Genealogy Research by Jessica Hopkins. Session 10 Captioning
Executive for Research Services William A. Mayer. Closing Remarks Captioning