We want to help you crowd-source your research

Today's post comes from Kelly Osborn, History Hub Community Manager, and Naomi Lieberman, National Archives Intern. Do you have cable TV, a smart phone, or some other technological gadget? If you’re like me, when something breaks, you probably head to your favorite search engine and usually end up on a community forum where someone has asked a … Continue reading We want to help you crowd-source your research

Catalog Search Gets an Upgrade

In today's edition of Catalog Updates, Jason Clingerman, the National Archives' new Digital Public Access Branch Chief will focus on the improved search features that make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for.  What’s changed? You shouldn’t have to start your research with a hunt for the Search bar. We’ve relocated it to the center … Continue reading Catalog Search Gets an Upgrade

Searching for Something? Try the New Catalog!

Today's post comes from Jason Clingerman, archives specialist in the Office of Innovation, Digital Engagement Division  Have you visited the National Archives Catalog lately? Now’s a great time to stop by! The Catalog is the online public portal to National Archives records and information about our records. We’re excited to announce some big changes that will make … Continue reading Searching for Something? Try the New Catalog!

Archives Library and Information Center Roundtable

Please join us on Wednesday September 30, 2015 at 11:00 am for our next Reference Roundtable, hosted by the Textual Reference Services Branch at the National Archives at College Park (Archives II). Jeff Hartley, NARA's Chief Librarian, will be discussing the Archives Library and Information Center (ALIC). Join us to meet Jeff and learn more about ALIC at … Continue reading Archives Library and Information Center Roundtable

Relocation of Bankruptcy Records to National Archives at Kansas City

Today's post comes from Sarah Herman, Supervisory Archivist in the Textual Processing branch at the National Archives in Washington, DC UPDATE, 9/14/15: Due to the arrival of his Holiness Pope Francis in the Washington, DC area on September 22nd, the closure date at the National Archives at Washington, DC has been changed to September 17, 2015. … Continue reading Relocation of Bankruptcy Records to National Archives at Kansas City

Ancestry.com Partnership Agreement for public comment

Today's post comes from Onaona Guay, digitization partnerships coordinator at the National Archives. Digitization partnerships present an opportunity for increased access to historical government information through the increased availability of information technology products and services. NARA has shown that partnerships with private, public, non-profit, educational, and Government institutions to digitize and make available holdings can … Continue reading Ancestry.com Partnership Agreement for public comment

NARA Participation in New FOIA Pilot

Today's post comes from Joseph Scanlon, NARA's FOIA Officer July 4, 2015 was the 49th anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the law that embodies the Federal Government’s commitment to public accountability through transparency. On July 10, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Information Policy announced the launch of a new pilot program … Continue reading NARA Participation in New FOIA Pilot

Virtual Volunteering, Retirement Project 2.0

Today's post comes from Suzanne Isaacs of the Digital Public Access Branch in the Office of Innovation.  Recently I met Alex Smith through an email he sent to catalog@nara.gov. Through our correspondence I learned that he began transcribing our records as a retirement project. I was really interested in transcription through the eyes of a Citizen … Continue reading Virtual Volunteering, Retirement Project 2.0

Our National History and You

Today's post comes from Markus Most, Director of the Digitization Division at the National Archives. Here at the National Archives, we’re working on a new, cross-office project to make accessible audiovisual records of World War I and World War II. We are digitizing public domain films and photographs so that they will be available for … Continue reading Our National History and You