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Family Tree Friday: Confederate prisoner of war records

Continuing the discussion of Confederate records, another major portion of material in Record Group 109, War Department Collection of Confederate Records, includes records about Confederate prisoners of war.  Of particular note, these are actually records created by Union military prisons, compiled or maintained by the Office of the Commissary General of Prisoners in the U.S. War […]

“What Are You Working On, Tina Ligon?”

Ever wonder what exciting new projects the many employees at NARA are working on? The “What are You Working On?” blog feature aims to introduce a variety of NARA employees and highlight some of the exciting projects we are working on around the agency. Check for this blog series on Wednesdays! This week, we introduce […]

Family Tree Friday: How to make sense out of a Civil War pension file…with some online help!

Have you ever looked at a Civil War pension file and wondered, what does this all REALLY mean? More specifically, have you ever tried to figure out what each document or slip of paper actually was, where it came from, and what relevance it had to the file as a whole?  Believe it or not, […]

Family Tree Friday: Digitized World War II casualties lists on ARC

In the immediate aftermath of  World War II, the Department of War and the Department of the Navy both published national lists of casualties for the U.S. Army and Army Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. The intent was to disseminate the information to the general public in a timely manner, for the […]

Family Tree Friday: Korean War-era Command Reports

While World War II usually dominates attention as the largest and most important U.S. war of the 20th century, let’s also consider that perennially “forgotten” conflict of the early 1950s, the Korean War.  The participation of U.S. military units in the Korean War is also well documented in Record Group 407, Records of the Adjutant General’s […]

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