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DC-area Researchers: March Meeting Minutes Posted and April Meeting Planned

The minutes from the Researcher Users’ Group meeting on March 19th (PDF) are now available on the Archives.gov page for the Researcher Users Group at the National Archives in the Washington, DC Area. Please join us for the next meeting on Friday, April 23, 2010 at Archives 1 in Room G-24. What topics would you […]

NARA and the 2010 Census

This guest blog post was written by Paul Wester, head of the Modern Records Programs at NARA. Portions of the genealogical community are under the impression that the 2010 Decennial Census forms will not be preserved by the NARA. This impression is mistaken. NARA has not officially received and registered a proposed records retention schedule […]

Open Government: NARA Releases Six Datasets

As part of the Open Government initiative, NARA recently released six datasets available for the first time as raw data in XML format.  The datasets are: three editions (2007, 2008, and 2009) of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) archival descriptions from the Archival Research Catalog (ARC) organization descriptions from the Archival Research Catalog (ARC) […]

The National Archives and the Open Government Initiative

The National Archives is working on responding to the Obama Administration’s Open Government Directive of December 2009, which was issued to promote new lines of communication and cooperation between the federal government and the American people. The Open Government Directive is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/open/documents/open-government-directive. Stay tuned for updates!

Introducing Family Tree Fridays

We are happy to announce that we are going to start having posts on Fridays that are related to family history and genealogy research — with an emphasis on online research and access. John and Katherine will be joining our team of bloggers, and they plan to take turns posting. Look for the first post […]

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