On Wednesday October 25, the National Archives will host the fifth virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast. The entire schedule is available at National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair. In Session 5, at 2:00pm, staff from the Electronic Records Division, John LeGloahec and Jana Leighton, will present on "Locating the Relocated: Deciphering Electronic Records on Japanese Americans Interned During World War II.
During this presentation, John and Jana will provide guidance on how to search National Archives Access to Archival Databases (AAD) as well as how to find information on digitized textual records in the National Archives Catalog. We will also demonstrate how to use the information in both systems to get a more complete picture of our holdings of Japanese American internee records.
John LeGloahec will explore how to use the Records About Japanese Americans Relocated During World War II, available through AAD. This set of records has become a popular genealogical tool that identifies Japanese Americans interned in several War Relocation Authority camps. Jana Leighton will discuss genealogical information and the availability of records for download from the National Archives Catalog located within two series of Record Group 210: Records of the War Relocation Authority.
On October 15, "Today's Document from the National Archives" was a photo from the Granada Relocation Center in Amache, Colorado, which was closed on October 15, 1945. Jana and John hope that you will tune in to hear about the Records of the WRA and the impact on Japanese Americans during World War II.