May 4 to June 15
Here’s the line up — and you can find this all plus links and more at the Archives website:
Tuesday, June 8, at 1:00 p.m. ET
Civil War Union Noncombatant Personnel: Teamsters, Laundresses, Nurses, Sutlers, and More, presented by Claire Kluskens
The National Archives Building in Washington, DC contains many records about noncombatant civilians connected with the Union Army during the American Civil War. However, the records are underutilized because there is no comprehensive index, no “one” place to look, and require time-consuming research into obscure records. Digitization is slowly changing that, however! This lecture will provide suggestions for research with emphasis on online materials that can help you get started.
Tuesday, June 15, at 1:00 p.m. ET
Merchant Marine Records at the National Archives at St. Louis, presented by Theresa Fitzgerald
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) recently accessioned the core collection of Merchant Marine Licensing Files, which are now open to the public for the first time at the National Archives at St. Louis. Theresa Fitzgerald will discuss these holdings as well as our auxiliary collections of Merchant Marine records that are complex and closely connected.
And if that’s not enough for you, remember that the videos of prior Virtual Genealogy Fairs are online to be viewed and savored. You can find more information about each year’s fair and the links to the videos on the NARA website as well:
That’s a lot of education on federal records and genealogy in general.
Cite/link to this post: Judy G. Russell, “A fair alternative,” The Legal Genealogist
(https://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog : posted 20 Apr 2021)
See “US National Archives,” channel home, YouTube (https://www.youtube.com : accessed 20 Apr 2021). ↩
“National Archives Hosts Genealogy Series in May & June,” Press Releases, Archives.gov (https://www.archives.gov/ : accessed 20 Apr 2021). ↩
National Archives Genealogy Series, Calendar of Events, Archives.gov (https://www.archives.gov/ : accessed 20 Apr 2021).