Category Archives: DC-area Researchers

Join us for an Hispanic Heritage Month Edit-a-thon on October 11, 2017

Come out to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 10 AM – 1 PM in the Innovation Hub at the National Archives in Washington, DC. Register for this free event on … Continue reading

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Private Mohammed Kahn: Civil War Soldier

Today’s post comes from Kate Mersiovsky, National Archives Technician Since I’ve become an archives technician in the Innovation Hub Scanning Room at the National Archives, I’ve seen my fair share of interesting records. Researchers have digitized the pension of presidential … Continue reading

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Are you a Writer? Come Join us for NaNoWriMo Write Ins!

November is known for many things: Autumn weather, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving. It’s also known as NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. Every November thousands of folks (over 430,000 people signed up in 2015) spend November completing life dreams of novel … Continue reading

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Hands-on Research with THATClass and the National Archives

Today’s post comes from Dina Herbert, Innovation Hub Coordinator. Dina recently chatted with Patrick Cronin and Thomas Neville about THATClass, their project-based archival education program for Washington, DC students. Tell me about THATClass.  What do students learn by participating in … Continue reading

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National Archives and Law Library of Congress Host Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on Proposed Amendments

The following guest post is by Andrew Weber, a legislative information systems manager at the Library of Congress. It is cross posted on the Law Library of Congress blog, In Custodia Legis. The National Archives and the Law Library of Congress are hosting a … Continue reading

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“BEWARE: It’s Addicting!” Citizen Scanning in the Innovation Hub

Today’s post comes from Dina Herbert, Innovation Hub Coordinator at the National Archives in Washington, DC. I recently met Cindy Norton at the Innovation Hub in Washington, DC when she arrived to scan Civil War pension files. Once she started, … Continue reading

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Open Government Forum for Researchers

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 3:00 p.m. Eastern National Archives at College Park, MD Lecture Rooms C and D Join remotely at: http://www.connectmeeting.att.com Meeting: 8883316674 Access code: 5335828 Please join us to discuss the agency’s next Open Government Plan and initiatives … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Army Reference Roundtable

Please join us on Wednesday July 29, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. for our next Army Reference Roundtable. The session will be held in Room G-25 at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Learn from the experts who work with … Continue reading

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