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Using the National Archives Online Catalog – August 15, 2024

Webinar Abstract: The National Archives is the protector of the nation’s history. While not all of the historical documents they have preserved are online, many more are than you may think, and more come each day. This lecture will introduce the accession style of the NARA as a precursor to understand how the online catalog is arranged. We will show how vast the catalog is, and how to filter for best search results.

Presenter: Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and as a Certified Genealogical Lecturer (SM). She focuses in Maryland, Upstate New York, Virgina, District of Columbia, military records from the Revolution through the Civil War, federal records at the National Archives (D.C.), as well as land records of all types. She has lectured at RootsTech, the National Genealogical Society Conference (NGS), Legacy Family Tree Webinars, and local conferences across the states. She is co-author of the recently released NGS Research in the States series book on Maryland. Rebecca is the Course I coordinator for Georgia’s Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR) and in Utah, the course coordinator of the Advanced Research Tools: Land Records course at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG). She is a graduate and former mentor of the ProGen Study Group, and served as the ProGen Administrator from 2015–2020. Rebecca currently works as Executive Director of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®. Since 2020 she has served as the Director of the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed) held annually at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_t5_OBzcFQdqlXt_rdR5-5g

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