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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair

September 3 & 4, 2013

For the first time ever, the National Archives will host a virtual Genealogy Fairwith live lectures and chat via the website UStream and a call-in genealogy help line.
  • Lectures:  This two-day program will showcase tips and techniques for using Federal records at the National Archives for genealogy research. Lectures are designed for experienced genealogy professionals and novices alike.
  • 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.

    You may also email us at, 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)
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 Fairvia webcast using the websiteUStream 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.

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