Monthly Archives: June 2010

New Blog Feature Coming Soon!

Ever wonder what exciting new projects the many archivists at NARA are working on? Our new blog feature, “What Are You Working On?,” will introduce NARA employees and highlight some of the exciting projects we are working on around the … Continue reading

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Family Tree Friday: Getting Started With Census Records, Part 3

Last time I showed you what I found on my family by using the 1920 and 1900 censuses. Most of the 1890 census was destroyed in a fire in the Commerce Department in the early 1920s, so I wasn’t able … Continue reading

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Join us for the DC-Area Users Group Meeting on Friday, June 25th

Our next Users’ Group meeting will be held at the National Archives in Washington, DC,  in room G-24, on Friday, June 25, 2010, at 1pm. The agenda for the meeting includes Update on Renovation WiFi Update A-1 researcher tables Saturday pull pilot … Continue reading

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Family Tree Friday: More military vital statistics–quartermasters' burial records

Continuing on the theme of vital records that were intentionally created by the federal government–in this case the U.S. military. You may not be aware that many military posts maintained their own burial records for deaths that occurred among both … Continue reading

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Family Tree Friday: Getting Started With Census Records, Part 2

Last time I showed you how I used the 1930 census to get started on my own family history research. Today, I’m going to show you what I was able to find using some of the earlier census records. Since … Continue reading

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Templates for the National Archives wiki pilot project

Several people suggested at the two planning meetings in May that we draft some templates that could be used as starting points for pages in the Archives wiki pilot project.  We have done that and added them to the planning … Continue reading

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New National Declassification Center Blog

NARA launched a new blog this week. It’s the NDC Blog: Releasing All We Can, Protecting What We Must. The National Declassification Center (NDC) mission is to align people, processes, and technologies to advance the declassification and public release of … Continue reading

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