Archive for 'DC-area Researchers'
Today’s guest blog post comes from Rebecca Crawford for Research Services We know many of you still use the Microfilm Research Room in Washington, DC. We see evidence of this every day, so we want to keep you up to date on construction activities that will affect the Microfilm Research Room as work proceeds on [...]
In late September 2011, the first phase of construction began on the ground floor research area of the National Archives Building. On Friday, September 23, the Finding Aids Room closed at 3:30 PM to begin the move to the temporary location. The bulk of the move took place over that weekend. On Monday, September 26, [...]
Researchers are invited to read the minutes of the Researcher Forum meeting on September 16, 2011, posted to the DC-area Researcher Users Group webpage. There were two items on the agenda: (1) a brainstorming session on how participants would like to move forward with the Researcher Forum, and (2) a discussion with NARA’s digitization partners: [...]
Today’s guest blog post comes from Rebecca Crawford of Research Services. We know how important microfilm readers and printers are to the research you do each day at the National Archives. That is why we do our best to ensure the machines in our research rooms are kept in good working order and available when [...]
The following post comes from Diane Dimkoff, Director, Customer Services, Research Services (RD-DC). What is the status of the current OCE copiers? The maintenance contract with OCE has expired. The current copiers must be replaced quickly. Since copiers are used by fewer researchers, we believe there are sufficient working copiers to see us through until [...]
by guest blogger: Trevor Plante, Chief of Archives I Reference, National Archives in Washington, DC In late September 2011, the first phase of construction will begin in the ground floor research area of the National Archives Building. This will result in the temporary relocation of the Finding Aids Room and Consultation staff to the Pension [...]
Presenters at the Researcher Forum meeting on August 18 responded to several questions about the Archives I Reconfiguration Project during the Q & A portion of the program, which they promised to look into further and supplement as follows. Availability of Print and Online Versions of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set NARA purchased the Digital [...]
Have you conducted research at the National Archives? If so, you probably remember filling out this researcher application form. We use this form as both a security measure to protect the records, as well as to better understand your research interests and goals. We’ve made some updates to the form, and we’re looking for your feedback to [...]
The more we interact with the public, whether at national conferences or NARA-sponsored events such at the annual Genealogy Fair, the more we hear how much researchers would like to see our finding aids available online. Well, this seems like a good opportunity to point out that two of our most popular genealogy Reference Information [...]
Posted by John on September 2, 2011, under DC-area Researchers, Family Tree Fridays, Genealogy / Family History, Online Research, Research.
We hope that you will be able to join us for the next meeting of the Researcher Users Group—now named the National Archives Researcher Forum, to be led by Jen Nelson, Acting Executive for Research Services. It will be held on Friday, September 16, at 1:00 p.m. in Room 105 at Archives I. There are [...]
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