Tag Archives: Research

Getting from Format A to Format B: Mapping out conversions of your digital documents and files

Have you ever seen the signs on the side of the road offering services for converting videotapes to DVD?  Do you worry that the digital pictures you take today might not be viewable 10 years from now? As we move … 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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World War II Escape and Evasion Reports are now available online

On December 12, 1942, 2nd Lt. Jack E. Williams and his crew were flying over the coast of France when, according to his report, “We hit the ground; that is, made a crash landing, at 12:40, after having been violently … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasures from within Navy Deck Logs

In anticipation of our upcoming ‘What Are You Working On?’ blog series, Rachel Sutcliffe, an Archives Technician in the Holdings Maintenance Division at NARA, shares her experiences and insights on some very interesting records. One of the best things about working … 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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Minutes from the May 21st Researcher Meeting

The minutes from the Researcher Users’ Group meeting on May 21st (PDF) are now available on the Archives.gov page for the Researcher Users Group at the National Archives in the Washington, DC Area. Please join us for the next meeting … Continue reading

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Agenda for the DC-Area Users Group Meeting on Friday, May 21st

Our next Users’ Group meeting will be held at National Archives at College Park,  in lecture room C, on Friday, May 21, 2010, at 1pm  The agenda for the meeting includes Briefing on Archives II Reference Studies Updates on:           Presenting the … Continue reading

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Join Us May 19th for an Archives Wiki Planning Meeting

We’re launching a public wiki pilot project that will allow researchers, historians, archivists, and citizen archivists to create pages on records or themes. We need your ideas and enthusiasm to make the wiki a success.  Please join us for the second … Continue reading

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Join us for the next monthly DC-area researchers' meeting on May 21st at 1 pm

Please join us for the next meeting of the DC-area researchers’ group on Friday, May 21, 2010 at Archives II in College Park in lecture room C. If you have any topics for the agenda please let us know here … Continue reading

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C and XC Pension Files for the Civil War

The following is a guest blog from Diane Dimkoff, director of the Customer Services Division. Most Union Army soldiers, their widows, or minor children applied for a pension. In rare cases, a dependent father or mother applied for a pension. … Continue reading

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