Maine State Library to Stream the National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair

August 30, 2013

Emily Schroeder
Reference Staff Genealogist
207 287-5600

For the first time ever, the National Archives will host a virtual Genealogy Fair with live lectures and chat via the website UStream and a call-in genealogy help line. To help Maine genealogists enjoy this educational opportunity, the State Library will stream the two days of workshops.

Among the topics to be covered are Military Records at the National Archives, and Native American Records. "The National Archives records are the most comprehensive available to genealogists. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from their experts how to best gain access to their material," commented Emily Schroeder Maine State Library staff genealogist, "I expect to learn a great deal which I can incorporate into my work with researchers here in Maine."

Sessions will run Tuesday, September 3, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m and Wednesday, September 4, 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. The State Library will provide copies of all handouts to those who attend on site.

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 on our special hot lines. National Archives staff will be available from 1 to 4 p.m. eastern daylight time (EDT) on September 3 and 4.

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