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Are you your family’s detective? Have you always wanted to learn more about your family tree? Join us as we host the 7th Annual Genealogy Fair on April 20-21, 2011, and highlight the diversity of Federal records available for family history research. National Archives’ staff members, historians, and genealogy professionals will lead this year’s workshops [...]
I invite you to join me on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 for the Media Access to Government Information Conference (MAGIC) at the National Archives downtown. The goal of the conference is to discuss how technology might improve access to government information for journalists and citizens alike. The conference is free, open to the public, and [...]
Special acknowledgment goes to Steve Spence, Archives Specialist at the National Archives at Kansas City, for his assistance in writing this post. Bank robbers! Prohibition gangsters! Con men! Wartime spies! Your great uncle Charlie? This week’s post features records that combine criminal activity and family history, giving genealogists access to the shady underside of their [...]
Please join us for the next meeting of the DC-area researchers’ group on Friday, May 21, 2010 at Archives II in College Park in lecture room C. If you have any topics for the agenda please let us know here on NARAtions by May 19th and we’ll pass your ideas along to the Customer Services [...]
Last week we asked for your help developing an “Archives wiki.” The first order of business is to name the wiki. We have a few names that you have told us you don’t want (like People’s Pedia) and a request not to be too stuffy, but no suggestions for names yet. So tell us what do [...]
Posted by Rebecca on April 28, 2010, under DC-area Researchers, Events, Genealogy / Family History, Miscellaneous, Online Research, Open Government, Research, Social Media (Web 2.0).
Are you planning to attend the National Archives’ 6th annual Genealogy Fair? If so, we hope you’ll come visit us at our exhibit tables. NARA’s new Open Government Plan (PDF) highlights how crucial social media is to opening up the Archives and establishes the redesign of Archives.gov as NARA’s “flagship initiative.” Stop by, bring us [...]
Posted by Kristen (admin) on April 13, 2010, under Events, Genealogy / Family History, Miscellaneous, Open Government, Social Media (Web 2.0).
We are redesigning Archives.gov to make it easier and quicker for you to find the information you need as part of NARA’s Flagship Open Government Initiative. We want your opinions to help us to develop a web site designed for participation. Throughout the redesign process, we’ll be inviting you to participate by voting, sorting, commenting, [...]
Posted by Rebecca on April 12, 2010, under Archives.gov Redesign, DC-area Researchers, Events, Genealogy / Family History, Online Research, Open Government, Research.
The National Archives will host its 6th Annual Genealogy Fair on Wednesday and Thursday, April 14-15, 2010. The theme of this year’s 2-day fair is “The World of Genealogy,” highlighting the diversity of NARA’s records as they relate to various ethnic groups’ interactions with the federal government. Speakers and exhibitors at the fair will represent [...]
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