Have you signed up yet to index the 1940 census? Volunteers have indexed just over 70 million names in the
Calling all Citizen Archivists! The 1940 census has been online for two weeks now. We have heard many great
Due to popular demand, we’re offering additional 1940 Census workshops at the National Archives Building in DC next week. Join
Yesterday we made additional updates to the 1940 census site to correct issues with printing and downloading. I am please
We apologize for the problems you encountered with the 1940 census web site yesterday. We share your frustration. There was
From coast to coast the National Archives is celebrating the 1940 census next week with events and workshops. We hope
Just one week until the 1940 Census Release! We know you’ve been counting down (so have we!), and some of
Today’s post comes from Senior Archivist Bob Coren. There are some recent and upcoming changes that impact both National Archives
It wasn’t so intimidating after all.
We ended our last blog, announcing the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program Symposium held on February 17 at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The purpose of the symposium was to reflect on what the NITRD Program has accomplished over the past 20 years.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, wandering into the Knight Conference Center, an humble archivist – a fish-out-of-water, feeling lost in a sea of black suits and aging baby-boomers. Every now and then, I’d spot an important face or two, people whom I’d recognized from huge posters of computer pioneers at the Microcenter computer store in Rockville. In fact, it was kind of like a red carpet event for science, academic, and computer geeks, or probably more appropriately, spotting rock stars of the computer world.
My first thoughts were, “Oh, no, what if the panels were way over my head?” Should I take a seat by the door for a quick escape just in case?” then suddenly, “Is that who I think it is sitting across from our table? Would I embarrass myself if I asked for an autograph?”
Here’s why I’m glad I stayed…
The 1940 Census is almost here! When it opens on April 2nd at 9:00 AM (Eastern), the place to be