Family Reunions: Exploring Your Roots
Family reunions reconnect people with their shared history - a history
encompassing life*s milestones, travels, and the influence of
regional, national and global events. Names and dates form a portion of
a family tree. A family*s story unfolds with the addition of
photographs, diaries, memorabilia, and maps describing the locations and
events that shaped the lives of family members. Join Library of
Congress staff and explore ways to use our digital resources to recreate
your family*s personal history.
When: Wednesday, June 20, 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.), 1:00 p.m. CST
To attend, go to
1. Click the *Download Here* button in the light blue rectangle
in the center of the screen.
2. Follow the directions to download and install the plugin.
3. Click the link in the orange rectangle to enter the room.
4. A gray box will appear with text asking permission to launch an
external application, webconference plugin. When the grayed out text
*Launch application* becomes black, click the *Launch
5. Type your name (no password is necessary) for the conference and
click *Log on* to enter the online conference.
NOTE: Allow yourself time to download the small software plugin needed
to participate in the conference. Depending on your network security
requirements, you may need assistance from your local technical support
group to download and install the plugin. Actual installation should be
very quick, depending on your computer and connectivity. Use of
Internet Explorer is recommended. The conference provides text chat and
Voice over IP (VoIP). To fully participate, consider attaching a
microphone to your computer.
For more information about upcoming programs, see Online Programming
for All Libraries (OPAL) at http://www.opal-online.org/progschrono.htm.
To learn more about the Library of Congress, see http://www.loc.gov/,
· Local History and Genealogy Reading Room -
· Virtual Programs & Services - http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/
· American Memory - http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/
Digital Reference Team
The Library of Congress