Just in you have missed this announcement from the U.S National Archives:
WHAT: The National Archives will host our seventh annual live, virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast on our YouTube channel. Participate in our biggest genealogy event of the year, with “how-to” family research guidance for all skill levels! For the session descriptions, videos, and handouts, and participation instructions, visit the Virtual Genealogy Fair online.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. EDT
- 10 a.m. Welcome by Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero
- 10:05 a.m. Exploring History Hub for Genealogists and Researchers
- 11 a.m. Preserving Personal Collections
- 12 p.m. Immigrant Records: More Than Just Ship Passenger Arrival Lists
- 1 p.m. Using National Archives Records to Research World War I Naval and Marine Corps Records for Genealogical Research
- 2 p.m. Discovering and Researching Bureau of Indian Affairs School Records
- 3 p.m. The Homestead Act: Land Records of Your Ancestors
- 4 p.m. Closing by Executive for Research Services Ann Cummings
WHO: Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero, Executive for Research Services Ann Cummings, and government records experts, including those from National Archives’ facilities nationwide.
WHERE: Anywhere! Participate during the Fair while it is live streamed on the US National Archives’ YouTube channel.
HOW: Visit the Virtual Genealogy Fair web page or follow live on YouTube. Participants can watch individual sessions, download materials, ask questions, and interact with presenters and other family historians. No need to register – just click and view! Session videos and handouts will remain available after the event.
Captioning: Live captioning will be available online with StreamText. If you require an alternative or additional accommodations for the event, please email KYR@nara.gov or call 202-357-5260 by October 15.
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. See “Resources for Genealogists” online.
Follow the National Archives on Twitter @USNatArchives and join the Genealogy Fair conversation using #genfair2019.
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