Monthly Archives: April 2011

Zoom into Online Public Access

We are excited to announce new features that have been rolled out into our Online Public Access catalog! If you haven’t already tried our new search interface, now is a great time to test our some of the new features.   … Continue reading

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MayDay at the National Archives

The following is a guest post from Jane Long, Preservation Officer at the National Archives: Emergencies can happen anytime, but a little preparedness goes a long way to diminish their effects. Every year, NARA participates in MayDay, a national event … Continue reading

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Please join us for the next DC-area Researchers Meeting on Monday, May 23rd – NOTE: NEW DATE and TIME!

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 Monday, May 23rd at 10 AM at … Continue reading

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NARA Participates in Preservation Week

The following is a guest post from Aimee Primeaux, Preservation Program Officer at the National Archives: Preservation is at the heart of what we do here at NARA: Preservation Programs has joined forces with SAA’s Preservation Section to create an … Continue reading

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National Archives' First Wikipedian in Residence: This article is a stub.

Have you ever landed on a Wikipedia page containing just the beginnings of an article, waiting to be filled in with valuable content? In Wikipedia parlance, these are stubs; skeleton pages set up with the basic outline of a topic … Continue reading

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Putting the "U" in Unified Digital Format Registry: Stakeholders meet at the Library of Congress

On April 13-14, Fynnette Eaton (NHA) and Kevin Devorsey (NWM) participated in a stakeholders meeting of the Unified Digital Format Registry (UDFR), held at the Library of Congress, along with 22 cultural memory institutions concerned with digital preservation. UDFR aims to pool the expertise of these archival communities to document characteristics that can be used to identify file formats, and then to document the information in an authoritative knowledge base. Continue reading

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Family Tree Friday: Confederate hospital records

Confederate records that survived the Civil War cover a variety of aspects and functions of both the Confederate government and its armed forces.  One of the major components of the War Department Collection of Confederate Records includes records of various military … Continue reading

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Documerica 2.0: Earth Day State of the Environment Photo Project

In the spirit of Earth Day throughout the coming year, the National Archives is collaborating with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a new photography project. We are inviting you to submit your best photos of the environment you experience … Continue reading

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Birds of a Feather Flock Together: Blogger Meet-Up at the Genealogy Fair!

Are you a genealogy blogger?  Do you have questions for NARA, whether it be about blogging or records?  Then we have the event for you!  This year at the 7th Annual Genealogy Fair, The National Archives will be hosting a … Continue reading

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Become Your Family's Detective! 7th Annual Genealogy Fair

Are you your family’s detective?  Have you always wanted to learn more about your family tree?  Join us as we host the 7th Annual Genealogy Fair on April 20-21, 2011, and highlight the diversity of Federal records available for family … Continue reading

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