NARA Genealogy Fair

The National Archives will host its fourth annual Genealogy on April 23, this Wednesday. This year’s program will highlight Federal records located at the NationalArchives relating to general genealogy, World War I, and the Works ProgressAdministration (WPA). Sessions will offer guidance on topics including Civil War pension files, Freedmen’s Bureau marriage records, World War I draft registration records, and New Deal publications. 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. This event is free and open to the public. For a schedule of lectures and demonstrations, see below:

Time General Genealogy
(Room 500)
World War I
(Room G-24)
(Room G-30)
9:30-10:15 Introduction to GenealogyClaire Kluskens World War I Gold Star MothersConstance Potter An Introduction to Using the Records of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) for Family HistoryKenneth Heger
10:30-11:15 Land Entry Papers at the National ArchivesClaire Bettag, CG, CGL Genealogical Resources for Merchant Seamen serving in World War ISusan Abbott Genealogy and New Deal Relief: The Central Files of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, 1933-1936John Deeben
11:30-12:15 Book Lecture
Kisses From a Distance – An Immigrant Family ExperienceRaff Ellis, author
Passport Applications, 1795-1925Rebecca Sharp and Katherine Vollen DNA Testing: The Very, Very BasicsThomas Shawker
12:15-1:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:15-1:15 ———- ———- Let No Man Put Asunder: Freedmen’s Bureau Marriage RecordsReginald Washington
1:30-2:15 Access to Archival Databases (AAD) for GenealogistsLynn Goodsell and Daniel Law Navigating the Archival Research CatalogJill James and Rebecca Warlow WPA State GuidesBill Creech
2:30-3:15 Anatomy of a Civil War pension fileClaire Kluskens Immigration and Naturalization Records of World War IMarian Smith The Virginia Slave Births Index: How 19th Century Data Became a 21st Century Research ToolLeslie Anderson Morales
3:30-4:15 Finding Place of Birth in Federal Records Susannah Brooks WWI Draft Registration RecordsRebecca Crawford Genealogy and the Publications of the WPACarolyn Gilliam

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