Monthly Archives: December 2010

Family Tree Friday: Pension Indexes Examined

Have you ever looked at a pension index, only to be confused because it didn’t make sense? Or frustrated because you couldn’t read the numbers? It’s probably happened to most of us, at one time or another. Researchers normally start … Continue reading

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Attention Researchers! New Locked Bags Policy in DC-Area Research Rooms

Conducting research in Washington, DC or College Park, MD Research Rooms in 2011?  Please take note of the new policy on the use of locking bags for removing reproductions, personal notes, and other papers from the Research Center.  When researchers … Continue reading

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"What Are You Working On, Dorothy Dougherty?"

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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Online Public Access is now available!

The National Archives’ new search interface is now available! Check out Online Public Access at http://www.archives.gov/research/search! The National Archives’ flagship initiative in our Open Government plan is to develop online services to meet the 21st century needs of the public. … Continue reading

Posted in Databases, DC-area Researchers, Digitization, Electronic Records, Miscellaneous, Online Research | Tagged | 2 Comments

"What Are You Working On, Jerry Simmons?"

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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National History Day 2011!

It’s the middle of the school year, and already students and teachers are beginning to do research for their National History Day projects.  This year the theme is “Debate & Diplomacy: Successes, Failures, Consequences.” One of the great things about … Continue reading

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Family Tree Friday: Post Office Records, Continued (part 3)

Today I want to talk about a type of Post Office Department record that most people probably haven’t considered – Letters Sent by the Postmaster General, 1789-1836. As the series title implies, these are letters that were sent by the … Continue reading

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Save the Dates for the 2011 DC-area Researchers Meetings

DC-Area Researchers – We hope you will mark your calendars for the 2011 quarterly Researcher Group meetings. February 18, 1 pm – The National Archives in Washington, DC, room G-24 May 20, 1 pm – The National Archives in College Park, lecture rooms B/C August … Continue reading

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"What Are You Working On, Marla Young?"

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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Hypothetically Speaking: HOW Should We Let You Know About Fee Changes?

The following guest post comes from Stuart Culy of the Policy and Planning Staff. We want your comments!  NARA is thinking about changing the way we tell researchers, visitors, and anyone who’s interested about our record reproduction fees. Basically – … Continue reading

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