The National Archives is glad to announce that you may now connect with us on Google+! Come on over and follow us for exciting posts about news, exhibits, research, genealogy tips, resources, citizen archivist updates and so much more.
Google+ is an online social community that aims to make sharing on the web more like sharing in real life. With over a million users already, Google+ allows users to participate in events, video chat in a hangout, and subscribe to circles with information that is most interesting to them. The National Archives is ready to start sharing with you, and we’d love to offer you circles to join that will streamline the content we are posting. To see information in your news feed about a specific circle, all you need to do is click on the cover photo, and +1 the circle you’d like to join.
Are you interested in public programs and events in DC or from around the country? Would you just like information about research, like record releases, genealogy events, or citizen archivist initiatives? Or are you really looking for information for teachers to use in their lesson plans and classrooms? Let us know on Google+!
We’re excited about Google+ all over the National Archives, and that includes the Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero. In fact, he’s so excited, he will be hosting our very first hangout! Do you have a question for the Archivist that you’re dying for him to answer? Here’s your chance to be heard! Send your questions to the Archivist through Google+, Facebook, Twitter, or the blogs, and include the #AskAOTUS hashtag. We’ll compile the questions and pass them on to the Archivist, who will answer as many as he can during the hangout. If you can’t think of a question before the hangout, join us anyway, and continue to tweet us your questions with the #AskAOTUS hashtag throughout the session. Ask him anything from what his favorite records are to what a day in his office is like. Or maybe you are interested in what book he’s reading or his favorite museum in DC (besides the National Archives, of course!). We’ll keep you posted on the date and time of the hangout, so circle the National Archives on Google+ for our latest updates!