Become Your Family's Detective! 7th Annual Genealogy Fair

Are you your family’s detective?  Have you always wanted to learn more about your family tree?  Join us as we host the 7th Annual Genealogy Fair on April 20-21, 2011, and highlight the diversity of Federal records available for family history research.

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National Archives’ staff members, historians, and genealogy professionals will lead this year’s workshops on records relating to African-American history, the Civil War, naturalization, courts, military, immigration, land, and the much-anticipated 2012 opening of the 1940 Census!   Staff members and guest organizations will also be available to demonstrate how to use Federal records and other resources for genealogical research.

Looking for relatives?  Enlist the help of other researchers and family detectives to crack your toughest genealogy cases!  This year we’ll have a large bulletin board to post names you are researching – pair up with other researchers and compare notes.

Looking for relatives?  Enlist the help of other researchers to crack your toughest genealogy cases!

Love social media?  Be sure to check-in to the Genealogy Fair on Foursquare and join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #genfair!

Please join us at the National Archives Building in downtown Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, April 20th at 9:00 a.m. as we kick off the fair with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by David Ferriero, the Archivist of the United States.

As always, admission to the event is free and open to the public.  For more information, a full list of speakers, and the official visitor’s map, please visit our website.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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