30 August 2013

Bargain Alert: National Archives Online Genealogy Fair September 3 & 4

This is not a program of SCGS but is is such a wonderful opportunity that we wanted to let you know about it.
National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair 
September 3 & 4, 2013  

UPDATE 31 Aug: Hack Genealogy prepared an outstanding guide to this webcast. Check it out for a step-by-step guide: http://hackgenealogy.com/national-archives-virtual-genealogy-fair-2013-infographic-guide/

Link provided by NARA: http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/know-your-records/genealogy-fair/ 

WHAT: National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair. For the first time ever, the National Archives will host a virtual Genealogy Fair with live lectures and chat via a call-in genealogy help line and the website UStream (http://www.archives.gov/global-pages/exit.html?link=http://www.ustream.tv/usnationalarchives). 
  • Genealogy Help Line: Call with your genealogy questions during the fair. National Archives staff in Washington, DC, will be available from 1 to 4 p.m. eastern daylight time (EDT) on September 3 and 4 on our special hotline at 202-357-5420. (Toll free at 1-855-309-8404) You may also email us at inquire@nara.gov, or call our Washington, DC, Customer Service Center telephone during regular business hours at 1-866-325-7208. 
WHEN: September 3 & 4, 2013 (see schedule at http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/know-your-records/genealogy-fair/#schedule)

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

HOW: The National Archives will host the virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast using the website UStream and a call-in genealogy help line. Recorded sessions will be available online after the event. Closed captioning and American sign language interpreters are part of the broadcast.

WHERE: The National Archives will host the live lectures via webcast on UStream.

SCHEDULE: times listed in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) Genealogy Help Line Schedule: Call in during the fair, from 1 to 4 p.m. (EDT) at 202-357-5420.

For more information about the fair, e-mail KYR@nara.gov. 

Join the Genealogy Fair conversation on Twitter using #genfair2013.

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