Monday, October 27, 2014

National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair Begins Tomorrow, October 28, 2014

The National Archives is holding its Virtual Genealogy Fair this week, October 28 to October 30.

You can find the schedule of classes at the National Archives website including speaker bios, handouts and slides for each class. The live classes can be viewed on YouTube.

Tuesday's classes viewable at YouTube are:
  • 10:00 a.m. Introduction to Genealogy
  • 11:00 a.m. Preserving Your Personal Papers
  • 12:00 p.m. When Saying "I Do" Meant Giving Up Your U.S. Citizenship
  • 1 p.m. Overview of American Indian Records and Resources on the National Archives Website. 

Wednesday's classes viewable at YouTube are:
  • 10:00 a.m. Great Granny Eunice came from Ireland, Grandpa Fred was in the War, Can Access Archival Databases (AAD) Help Me?
  • 11:00 a.m. World War I Draft Registration Cards
  • 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. Finding the Correct Ancestor: Using Civil War and Census Records
  • 2:00 p.m. FamilySearch
  • 3:00 p.m. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • 5:00 p.m. Federal Land Records at the National Archives

Thursday's classes viewable at YouTube are:
  • 10:00 a.m. Family History and the FOIA: Researching 20th Century FBI records
  • 11:00 a.m. Discovering Your Family's Past in Military and Early Veterans Administration Personal Data Records and Selective Service Records
  • 12:00 p.m. Individual Deceased Military Personnel Files (IDPFs)
  • 1:00 p.m. Vets and Feds in the Family Tree
  • 2:00 p.m. Alien Ancestors during Times of War
  • 3:00 p.m. Patently Amazing: Finding Your Family in Patent Records
If the fair is like previous ones held, many of these classes should be viewable after the fair has concluded.

See you soon at the Mt. Clemens Public Library!


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