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Searching 40 TB of Electronic Records with the Swipe of a Finger

Imagine that you want to find electronic records related to a particular geographic location in a very large collection (40 TB and about 70 million files) of archival electronic records. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could pick up an iPad, have a map pop up on the screen, run your finger over the area […]

Tag It Tuesday! Native American Heritage Month

All this month, the National Archives joined with the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Gallery of Art, the National Park Service, the Smithsonian Institution and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to pay tribute to the traditions of Native Americans during Native American Heritage Month.  The National Archives has hundreds […]

Tag It! Thanksgiving Edition

Thanksgiving rolls around once a year but at the National Archives you can tag our Thanksgiving related records every day.  Our sample set is a little heavy on the turkey,  so pass up dessert and tag a few records instead!  Here are some of my favorite images: Look at her perfect form.  To achieve the […]

Tag It Tuesday – A Shocking Day in Dallas

48 years ago today at 12:30 PM Central Standard Time, President John F. Kennedy was shot while riding in a motorcade through Dallas, Texas.   Half an hour later, the President was pronounced dead at Parkland Hospital. The National Archives has custody of records  and artifacts relating to President Kennedy’s assassination and the investigation conducted by […]

Family Tree Friday: 1940 Census – Following the instructions (of the enumerators!)

This week’s blog post comes once again from guest blogger Diane Petro, Archives Technician in the Research Support Branch at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC.  Diane is working on reference activities relating to the upcoming 1940 census release. Researchers often go to the Instructions to the Enumerator when trying to interpret a question […]

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