Attend a genealogical conference from the comfort of your home. Two virtual conferences are available for the month of September 2013.
3-4 September – The National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair will start at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The two-day program will include lectures and a genealogy help line for call in questions. The family historian will be able to view the live broadcast with online chat.
3 September – The National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair will include:
- Introduction to Military Records at the National Archives
- Introduction to Genealogy: Civilian
- Alien Files (A-Files)
- Native American Records
- National Archives Online Resources for Genealogy
- Citizenship Matters: Bureau of Naturalization Files at the National Archives
4 September – The National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair will include:
- Genealogy and the Freedman’s Bank: Records of the Freedman’s Savings & Trust Company
- Military and Civilian Personnel Records: The National Archives at St. Louis
- Union Civil War Pension Files
- Federal Penitentiary Records
The webcast includes closed captioning and an American Sign Language Interpreter. For more information visit the Washington, DC Genealogy Fair webcast instructions.
13-15 September – The Family Tree University’s Fall 2013 Virtual Genealogy Conference will include 16 classes with opportunities to participate in live chats. As the classes are downloadable for subsequent viewing, the attendees will not have to choose between classes. The Family Tree University Virtual Genealogy Conference offers three tracks: genealogy technology, research strategies and ethnic research. A few of the topics include:
- Finding Photos of Your Family History
- Digital Filing for your Genealogy
- Cool Tips for Creating Timelines
- Finding Passenger Lists Online
- Money-Saving Strategies for Frugal Family Historians
- Evaluating Your Sources
- Analyzing Ancestral Tombstones
- Courthouse Research Tips and Tricks
For the complete schedule and registration information, check out the website FamilyTreeUniversity.com.
Please contact Selma Blackmon with your genealogical or historical event.