The National Archives will host for the very first time a Virtual Genealogy Fair September 3 – 4, 2013 from 10 AM – 5 PM daily . . . woo-hoo!
There is no doubt in my mind that this major online event for genealogists (professional and hobbyist) will be a HUGE success. So I recommend those who have the time to attend — ATTEND! This event will consist of lectures and chats broadcast live on the US National Archives’ channel at UStream.TV – http://www.ustream.tv/usnationalarchives. All webcast includes closed captioning and an American Sign Language Interpreter. Attendees will also be able to call in with their genealogy questions during the event . National Archives staff in Washington, DC, will be available from 1 to 4 p.m. ET on September 3 and 4 202-357-5420.
Visit the event webpage for the Lecture Schedule - http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/know-your-records/genealogy-fair/#schedule
Be sure to follow the National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair conversation on Twitter using — #genfair2013.
The National Archives holds the permanently valuable records of the Federal government. These include records of interest to genealogists, such as pension files, ship passenger lists, census and Freedmen’s Bureau materials. For information on National Archives holdings see www.archives.gov.