The fair and more online

If there’s one thing The Legal Genealogist loves to do in combination with research or networking with other genealogists, it’s getting out to see some of this amazing world of ours.

And, this week, after the semiannual meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists in Salt Lake City, I’m off to the hinterlands of southern Utah to see two of our gorgeous national parks: Bryce and Zion.

The hitch, of course, is that connectivity isn’t a strong point in some of these areas and — darn it!! — yesterday’s planned post about today’s Sixth Annual Virtual Genealogy Fair of the U.S. National Archives apparently got eaten by some ethernet bug and never got posted.

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DRAT!!! That means some readers may not have known — and may not find out in time — that there will be a bunch of terrific presentations free online today:

• 10:05 a.m. EDT – Calling all Citizen Archivists! Getting the Most Out of the National Archives Catalog, presented by Suzanne Isaacs and Meredith Doviak

• 11 a.m. EDT – Federal Records that Help Identify Former Slaves and Slave Owners, presented by Claire Kluskens

• 12 p.m. EDT – All’s Fair in Love and War: The Civil War Widows’ Pension Files, presented by Alexandra Villaseran

• 1 p.m. EDT – How to Search for Photographs that Document Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camps and Activities, presented by Kaitlyn Crain Enriquez and Kelsey Noel

• 2 p.m. EDT – Tennessee Valley Authority Records: To St. Louis and Beyond!, presented by Cara Moore Lebonick

• 3 p.m. EDT – America’s Military Made the Call: Hello Nurses!, presented by Anna Csar

• 4 p.m. EDT – Closing Remarks, presented by Ann Cummings

And it’s a darned shame to miss even one of these.

Except, of course, that you won’t ever have to miss a NARA Virtual Fair presentation.

Since Day 1 of the fair, they’ve recorded and are (or will be) available, free, online, after today.

On NARA’s YouTube channel.

So… my apologies for yesterday’s post never getting posted… but don’t let that be an excuse for missing the fair.

Every last recorded session, from this year and earlier years as well, is (or will be) available online, and they’re all terrific resources.

Check ’em out, on NARA’s YouTube channel.

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