Sunday, September 1, 2013

National Archives Virtual FREE FAIR Sept 3 and 4

WHAT:  National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair
      • For the first time ever, the National Archives will host a virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast using the Internet.
       • This two-day program will showcase tips and techniques for using Federal records at the National Archives for genealogy research. Lectures are designed for experienced genealogy professionals and novices alike.
       • Lecture topics include Native American and African American history, immigration, Civil War pensions, U.S. Colored Troops, and Navy Deck logs.
       • “Help! I’m Stuck” Call-In Consultation: National Archives staff will be available to answer research questions during the Fair.

 WHEN:  Tuesday and Wednesday, September 3–4, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. EST

 WHO:  Speakers include genealogy experts from the National Archives and U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services.

 HOW:  The National Archives will make this event available via webcast. The webcast will include options for the hearing-impaired. Recorded sessions will be available online after the event.

 Background:  The National Archives holds the permanently valuable records of the Federal government. These include records of interest to genealogists, such as pension files, ship passenger lists, census and Freedmen’s Bureau materials. For information on National Archives holdings see www.archives.gov.
 For more information about the fair, e-mail KYR@nara.gov. Join the Genealogy Fair conversation onTwitter using #genfair2013.

To keep current on the details, check this page, http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/know-your-records/genealogy-fair/, regularly.


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