Sunday, October 11, 2015

October is Family History Month ... Opportunities are Everywhere

So if you remember from prior years, October is Family History Month in the United States. 

Last year we urged everyone to do something for their genealogy whether it was big or small. Many of those ideas we gave to inspire you to do something would still work this year though the celebration day might be different.

But also remember to keep an eye out for savings and free access offers in honor of Family History Month. Like this year's free access to a database each Sunday at website that we told you about earlier this week. Today's free database is "The New England Historical and Genealogical Register." The Register is the oldest journal in the field of genealogy and history, and it focuses on authoritative compiled genealogies.

There are also several learning opportunities that are taking place this month. Over at the National Archives and Records Administration, there is the National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair on October 21 and 22. This fair will be live broadcasted on YouTube so a few of us might have the opportunity to ask their genealogy experts questions at the ends of their talks. There are five hour-long sessions held each day with the first starting at 10:00 a.m. and that last starting at 2:00 p.m. Session descriptions and handouts are available ... and the fair is FREE!

Also, over at the website, there are a variety of webinars scheduled this month. Some of the webinars are part of the United States Research Seminar to be held Oct. 12-16 at various times each day. Handouts are available and there are a variety of topics. In addition, webinars on other areas of research are also scheduled this month. And, again everything is FREE!

There are several organizations that host webinars year-round. Check out our post on webinars from December 2014 and see what each are offering this year. Many of these organizations will likely be announcing their 2016 schedules in the the coming months.

Lastly, don't forget about all the local genealogy and history meetings taking place all around "town."

See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!

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