Cultural Institutions Invited to Participate in History Hub

This post was originally published on the History Hub blog. Last month, we were thrilled to host a few dozen colleagues from the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and other cultural institutions to discuss their potential participation in History Hub. Below we’ve provided a recap of the event, … Continue reading Cultural Institutions Invited to Participate in History Hub

Two Steps Every Researcher Should Take

Every time I hear a story about a researcher spending money to travel to a National Archives facility only to find out the records they seek aren’t at that location, are unavailable for research, or that the reference staff are unable to assist the research in the short travel window they have available, I cringe. … Continue reading Two Steps Every Researcher Should Take

Teaching from the Archives

Today’s post comes from Meredith Doviak, Community Manager for the National Archives Catalog.  Meredith recently spoke to Dr. Jaime Cantrell, Visiting Assistant Professor of English at The University of Mississippi. Dr. Cantrell has introduced undergraduate students to the importance of archival research and materials by encouraging them to become citizen transcribers for the National Archives … Continue reading Teaching from the Archives

Join us for a Gender Equality Edit-a-thon on October 22, 2016

Come out and join us on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm for a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Gender Equality in the Innovation Hub at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Register for this event today!     Help us improve Wikipedia entries related to gender equality with the National Archives and … Continue reading Join us for a Gender Equality Edit-a-thon on October 22, 2016

The Making of Women’s Equality Day

Today's post was written by Christine Blackerby, Education and Public Outreach Specialist in the Center for Legislative Archives. Today is Women’s Equality Day, which marks the date in 1920 when the 19th Amendment providing for women’s suffrage was declared to be ratified and therefore part of the U.S. Constitution. The drive for women’s voting rights had … Continue reading The Making of Women’s Equality Day

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!

Special Report from WikiConference USA at NARA

As David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, announced earlier on his blog, the National Archives was the 2015 host of WikiConference USA, the annual national conference for the Wikipedia editor community and enthusiasts. For NARA, the conference represented an opportunity to further our engagement with the Wikipedia community, which serves our mission … Continue reading Special Report from WikiConference USA at NARA

Findmypast.com Partnership Agreement for Public Comment

Since 2007, NARA has engaged in digitization partnerships to expand the online collections we can make available to the public. We are excited to announce that the partnership agreement with Findmypast.com is ready for public comment. Findmypast.com is a privately held UK-based online genealogy service owned by British company DC Thomson Family History. You can … Continue reading Findmypast.com Partnership Agreement for Public Comment