Monthly Archives: September 2010

"What Are You Working On, Meg Phillips?"

Ever wonder what exciting new projects the many employees at NARA are working on? The “What are You Working On?” blog feature aims to introduce a variety of NARA employees and highlight some of the exciting projects we are working … Continue reading

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Attention All Researchers: Open Forum Tomorrow!

There will be an open forum researchers’ meeting tomorrow, September 29, 2010 at Archives II in College Park, MD.  Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, will be attending, so be sure to come by with your questions.  We will … Continue reading

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NARA Coast to Coast: "Pay Day" for Some World War I Military Personnel Records

Today, guest blogger Theresa Fitzgerald from the National Archives at St. Louis has written a special NARA Coast-to-Coast post sharing some recent discoveries in World War I era military records. On July 12, 1973 a fire engulfed the sixth floor of the Military Personnel Records … Continue reading

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Family Tree Friday: Tax Records at the National Archives

Did you know that the first federal direct tax was in 1798? This was a tax on real property (real estate or land) and slaves which was levied as a response to rising military tensions with France. Sometimes called the … Continue reading

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"What Are You Working On, Jason Schultz?"

Ever wonder what exciting new projects the many employees at NARA are working on? The “What are You Working On?” blog feature aims to introduce a variety of NARA employees and highlight some of the exciting projects we are working … Continue reading

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NARA Coast to Coast: Naturalization, part 2

In the NARA Coast-to Coast post last week, we discussed the general process for naturalization. This week we will focus on some of the exceptions to the normal process for minors, women, and aliens serving in the U.S. military. Naturalization … Continue reading

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It's Constitution Day!

Here at the National Archives we have been celebrating the anniversary of the signing of our most famous record all day. We invite you to join in the celebration, too, by exploring the many ways to learn about the Constitution … Continue reading

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Family Tree Friday: Who were the Sea Fencibles in the War of 1812?

With all the hype ramping up for the approaching 150th anniversary of the Civil War next year, which is expected to continue over the next five years, I’ve heard a few concerns that another major milestone might be overshadowed–the bicentennial … Continue reading

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Please join us for the next DC-area Researchers Meeting on Wednesday, September 29th

We hope you will be able to join us at the next DC-area researcher meeting when we will also be joined by David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States. The meeting will be on Wednesday, September 29th at 1 PM at … Continue reading

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"What Are You Working On, Dan Rooney?"

Ever wonder what exciting new projects the many employees at NARA are working on? The “What are You Working On?” blog feature aims to introduce a variety of NARA employees and highlight some of the exciting projects we are working … Continue reading

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