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The purpose of this blog is to promote the Contra Costa County Genealogical Society by announcing upcoming events and reporting on past events. In doing so, I hope it will encourage all who are interested to attend any of our events and meetings, and share in our enthusiasm of genealogical research.

August 24, 2013

Society Saturday -- National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair

Now is your chance to take classes presented by the National Archives directly from your home.  They plan to present two days of classes on September 3 and 4, 2013.  You can view them live or watch them later. Remember to adjust for the time-zone difference. The presentations are in Eastern Daylight Time. What a deal and it's all free!

This is what is said on their website:
  • 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 inquire@nara.gov, or call our Washington, DC, Customer Service Center telephone during regular business hours at 1-866-325-7208.
Here is the schedule for the two days:

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