Monthly Archives: February 2011

Family Tree Friday: Digitized World War II casualties lists on ARC

In the immediate aftermath of  World War II, the Department of War and the Department of the Navy both published national lists of casualties for the U.S. Army and Army Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. The intent … Continue reading

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NARA Coast to Coast: Announcing the 2011 National Archives Regional Residency Fellowship Recipients

I am happy to announce the 2011 recipients of the National Archives Regional Residency Fellowship. This new program, with the generous support of the Foundation for the National Archives provides the fellows a unique opportunity to conduct original research utilizing … Continue reading

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Agenda for the DC-Area Researchers Meeting on February 18th

Have you marked your calendar to join us for the next DC-area Researchers Group meeting on Friday, February 18th?  We will meet at 1 PM in room G-24 of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. The agenda includes: 1. … Continue reading

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Family Tree Friday: Check out AAD for 20th century military databases.

As a way to wrap up the discussion about records relating to military service in the 20th century, it would be a good idea to check out the electronic records available on NARA’s Access to Archival Databases (AAD) . AAD … Continue reading

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Call for agenda items for the February 18th DC-Area Researchers Meeting

The next DC-area researchers meeting will be held on Friday, February 18th at 1 PM.  We’ll meet in room G-24 in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Already requested for the agenda: an update on NARA’s plans for the 1940 Census. If you … Continue reading

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FEMA Photographs Now Online

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall along the Gulf Coast of the United States, displacing thousands of residents and causing billions of dollars in damage. Less than a month later Hurricane Rita caused further damage when it made … Continue reading

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Money-Making and Public Art-Loving: The Image of Chicago

The following post is by guest blogger Kristina Maldre of the National Archives at Chicago.  Thanks Kristina! Kids slide down the base of the Picasso statue in Chicago. Tourists stare at themselves and the skyline in the surface of “The Bean.” Nine-to-fivers … Continue reading

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Family Tree Friday: DC Building Permits

If you live in Washington, DC, or your ancestors did, or you are just interested in DC history, you might want to take a look at the DC Building Permits. Aside from using them to find out when a house … Continue reading

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National Archives joins Foursquare!

The National Archives and Presidential Libraries & Museums have joined Foursquare, a location-based social media network.  In order to find out why we joined let’s dive into what Foursquare is all about. Foursquare enables users to check-in and leave tips … Continue reading

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Tech Tuesday: What's on the Menu?

The key to successfully pairing fine wine with food is to pick flavors that are complimentary. So, what do you get when you mix an Archivist with Computer Scientists and Engineers? We get great minds cooking up some exciting (and artistic) new things to add to our technology knowledge menu. Continue reading

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