Monthly Archives: August 2009

Question: If you could personalize your experience of NARA’s research Web pages and online catalog with a customized user account, what features would it include and how would they help you?

If you could personalize your experience of NARA’s research Web pages and online catalog with a customized user account, what features would it include and how would they help you? Our latest ARC update included a new feature called “My … Continue reading

Posted in Databases, Online Research, Questions, Research, Social Media (Web 2.0) | Tagged , , | 13 Comments

Virginia Freedmen's Bureau Marriage Records Online

Digitized and indexed marriage records from the Virginia Field Office of the Freedmen’s Bureau are available online via FamilySearch. FamilySearch digitized the microfilm and, in collaboration with the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, coordinated volunteers who indexed … Continue reading

Posted in Digitization, Genealogy / Family History, Online Research | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

Question: Should we allow the public to tag descriptions in our online catalog? Why or why not?

NARA is in the very early phases of designing its next generation online catalog.  Should we allow the public to tag catalog descriptions?  Why or why not? Our current online catalog, the Archival Research Catalog (ARC), does not allow for tagging.  Staff … Continue reading

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Welcome to Our New Blog

Welcome to NARAtions, a blog about online public access to the records of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).   (Yes, we know the proper spelling of narration contains two r’s, but we couldn’t resist the pun!) We hope to hear … Continue reading

Posted in Digitization, Miscellaneous, Online Research, Open Government | 9 Comments