Monday, September 5, 2011

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Archives

Rob Richards, Director of Archival Operations at the National Archives at Atlanta, Georgia, will be the featured speaker at a seminar running from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2011.  The seminar will be at the LDS Meeting House, 875 Quince Avenue, Santa Clara, California.  Some of the topics to be covered:

• What is an archivist?
• What is an archive?
• What is the National Archives?
• Preserving family documents
• Different ways to value documents
• NARA records at Atlanta (many of which are also available at San Bruno)

I hope he will also discuss how information in archives can be helpful in family history research and effective ways to research in an archive.

The seminar is free and open to the public.  No reservations are needed, and there is plenty of free parking.  Some light refreshments will be served, but you should plan to bring a lunch or buy something in the area.

The seminar is sponsored by the Silicon Valley Computer Genealogy Group.  If you have any questions, send a message to

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