Monthly Archives: September 2011

Family Tree Friday: Where is “Fred Tiffany” in an Enumeration District in the 1940 Census?

This week’s post comes from guest blogger Constance Potter, who is a reference archivist at the National Archives in Research Services, Archival Operations-Washington, DC. Connie is the lead expert on reference relating to the upcoming 1940 Census release on April 2, … Continue reading

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NARA Coast to Coast: The New National Personnel Records Center

This guest blog post is by Theresa Fitzgerald and Wanda Williams, archivists at the National Personnel Records Center. The National Archives and Records Administration’s (NARA) National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has moved into a new 474,000 square-foot facility at 1 … Continue reading

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Connect with Us on iTunes U

The National Archives just joined iTunes U, a dedicated area within the iTunes Store giving users public access to thousands of free lectures, videos, books and podcasts from learning institutions all over the world.  If you already have iTunes on your … Continue reading

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DC-Area Researcher Forum Meeting Minutes from Friday, September 16th Now Available

Researchers are invited to read the minutes of the Researcher Forum meeting on September 16, 2011, posted to the DC-area Researcher Users Group webpage.  There were two items on the agenda: (1) a brainstorming session on how participants would like … Continue reading

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Keeping NARA’s Microfilm Readers and Printers in Good Repair

Today’s guest blog post comes from Rebecca Crawford of Research Services. We know how important microfilm readers and printers are to the research you do each day at the National Archives.  That is why we do our best to ensure … Continue reading

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Q & A Regarding New Copiers at Archives I and Archives II

The following post comes from Diane Dimkoff, Director, Customer Services, Research Services (RD-DC). What is the status of the current OCE copiers? The maintenance contract with OCE has expired.  The current copiers must be replaced quickly.  Since copiers are used … Continue reading

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The Temporary Move of the Finding Aids Room at the National Archives Building

by guest blogger: Trevor Plante, Chief of Archives I Reference, National Archives in Washington, DC In late September 2011, the first phase of construction will begin in the ground floor research area of the National Archives Building. This will result … Continue reading

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Updated Responses to Questions about the Robert M. Warner Research Center Reconfiguration Project

Presenters at the Researcher Forum meeting on August 18 responded to several questions about the Archives I Reconfiguration Project during the Q & A portion of the program, which they promised to look into further and supplement as follows.  Availability … Continue reading

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NARA Coast to Coast: WWII Homefront and Chicago Radio

Today’s post is written by Katie Dishman, of the National Archives at Chicago. September 2 is not necessarily a day which will live in infamy; nevertheless it is significant in world history marking the formal end of World War II … Continue reading

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Remembering 9/11: Photos from the George W. Bush Presidential Library Now Available on Flickr

This Sunday will mark the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  As we remember the events of that day, the George W. Bush Presidential Library has posted more than 150 photos from their collection on Flickr.  … Continue reading

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