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National Archives Hosts 6th Genealogy Fair, April 14-15, 2010

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    National Archives Hosts 6th Genealogy Fair, April 14-15, 2010 Free two-day genealogy fair to focus on The World of Genealogy WHAT: The National Archives will
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      National Archives Hosts 6th Genealogy Fair, April 14-15, 2010


      Free two-day genealogy fair to focus on "The World of Genealogy"

      WHAT: The National Archives will host its sixth annual Genealogy Fair: The
      World of Genealogy on April 14 and 15, 2010, from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. This
      year's two-day program will showcase the diversity of Federal records
      located at the National Archives as resources for family history research.
      Speakers include National Archives staff, historians, and genealogy
      professionals. The fair will provide information and guidance for
      experienced genealogy professionals and novices alike. The fair is free and
      open to the public, and presented in partnership with the Foundation for the
      National Archives.

      Sessions include workshops on records relating to minority and ethnic groups
      including African Americans, Chinese, German, Irish, Japanese, Native
      Americans, and women, as well as a session on DNA genealogy testing, and an
      evening program on the new genealogy-based TV series "Who Do You Think You
      Are?" National Archives staff will demonstrate how to use databases
      including the Archival Research Catalog (ARC)
      <http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/> and Access to Archival Databases
      (AAD) <http://aad.archives.gov/aad/> . Staff at the "Help! I'm Stuck" table
      will be available to assist researchers. See a
      <http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/know-your-records/genealogy-fair> full
      schedule of lectures and demonstrations.

      WHEN: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, April 14, 9 a.m., Pennsylvania Avenue
      entrance Archivist of the United States, David S. Ferriero, will cut the
      ribbon to open the fair.

      Genealogy Fair: Wednesday and Thursday, April 14-15, 2010, 9:30 a.m.- 4:30
      p.m.

      WHERE: National Archives Research Center Lobby and Pennsylvania Avenue
      Plaza. National Archives Building
      <http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/washington/> , 700 Pennsylvania Avenue,
      NW, Washington DC. Enter on Pennsylvania Avenue.

      Fair attendees will be given buttons at the Welcome Tent allowing entrance
      to the building. Government-issued photo ID or student ID is required to
      enter the building otherwise.

      The closest Metro stop is the Archives/Navy Memorial stop on the Yellow and
      Green lines. The National Archives is fully accessible. To request an
      accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) please e-mail
      reservations.nwe@...
      <mailto:reservations.nwe@...?subject=Request%20an%20Accommodation> or
      call 202 357-5000 at least two weeks prior to the event.

      WHO: Speakers include historian at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
      Services, Zack Wilske; professional genealogists Susannah Brooks, Elizabeth
      K. Kerstens, Marie V. Melchiori, and Thomas Shawker M.D.; and National
      Archives experts Patrick Connelly, Rebecca Crawford, Damani Davis, John
      Deeben, Claire P. Kluskens, Trevor Plante, Constance Potter, Mary Frances
      Ronan, Rebecca Sharp, Katherine Vollen, and Reginald Washington. Guest
      exhibitors include the Library of Congress, Washington DC Family History
      Center, FamilySearch, Federation of Genealogical Societies, and local county
      genealogical societies.


      Background


      The National Archives holds the permanently valuable records of the Federal
      government. These include records of interest to genealogists, such as
      pension files, census and Freedmen's Bureau materials. For information on
      National Archives holdings see www.archives.gov <http://www.archives.gov/> .





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