Thursday, August 29, 2013

Virtual Genealogy Fair at the National Archives

Editor's note: Today's post was written by Richard Hanson.

Mark your calendar. One week from now begins the first ever virtual genealogy fair presented by the National Archives. It is a two-day event (Sept. 3 & 4). You can view the presentations on your computer and send in questions.

September 3rd:
  7 a.m. PST – Introduction to Military Records at the
                          National Archives
  8 a.m. PST – Introduction to Genealogy: Civilian
  9 a.m. PST – Alien Files (A-Files)
10 a.m. PST – Native American Records
11 a.m. PST – National Archives Online Resources for Genealogy
12 noon PST – Immigration/Naturalization & Citizenship

September 4th:
  7 a.m. PST – Freedman's Bank
  8 a.m. PST – Military & Civilian Personnel Records: The National Archives
                         at St. Louis
  9 a.m. PST – Civil War Pension Files
10 a.m. PST – Federal Penitentiary Records
11 a.m. PST – U.S. Colored Troops
12 noon PST – Navy Deck Logs
  1 p.m. PST – Chinese Exclusion Acts Case Files

Viewing the streaming video is very easy. You just go to the URL specified in their instructions. It is best to do a test connect prior to 7 a.m. Sept. 3. If there is a problem, you will have time to follow their troubleshooting instructions.

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