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

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 records of the Old Army from the Revolutionary War to the beginning of the 20th … Continue reading Army Reference Roundtable

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

Civil Reference Team Roundtable

Join us on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 11:00 am as the Archives I Textual Reference Services Branch presents a Civil Reference Team Roundtable. The session will be held in room G-25 at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Photograph of a family with their covered wagon during the Great Western Migration. National Archives … Continue reading Civil Reference Team Roundtable

Navy Maritime Reference Roundtable

Join us on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 11:00 am for our next Reference Roundtable session on Navy and Maritime related records.  The session will be held in room G-25 at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Learn from the experts who work with the records! We will be discussing new searching tools and … Continue reading Navy Maritime Reference Roundtable

Stories From Our Holdings: Irish Researchers Study Civil War Records from the NARA/Fold3 Collaboration

Through the holdings of the National Archives are a myriad of stories that are ready to be told, from struggle and misfortune to triumph and perseverance. In this “Stories From Our Holdings” series, we will endeavor to highlight works that have been created utilizing the tens of millions of our primary source documents, photographs, and … Continue reading Stories From Our Holdings: Irish Researchers Study Civil War Records from the NARA/Fold3 Collaboration

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

Relocation of Personnel Records to National Archives at St. Louis

Today's post comes from Tim Enas, Chief of Textual Accessioning at the National Archives at College Park. Staff at the National Archives at College Park are moving approximately 315 cubic feet of personnel related records to the National Archives at St. Louis.  The series being transferred complement the mission, function, and holdings of the National … Continue reading Relocation of Personnel Records to National Archives at St. Louis

Federal Register Editathon

Today’s post comes from Ben Jordi, Technical Writer/Editor in the Office of the Federal Register. The National Archives’ Office of Innovation and Office of the Federal Register teamed up with Wikimedia D.C. to host OFR’s first Wikipedia Editathon on Friday, May 23, 2014 in our Innovation Hub.  As part of our mission to inform the … Continue reading Federal Register Editathon