Archive for February, 2010
Since February is Black History Month, it seems appropriate to mention some of the lesser-known records that are available for African American research at the National Archives. Among those are vessel manifests that document the antebellum domestic slave trade. Even though Congress outlawed the slave trade in 1807, the law of course did not prohibit [...]
Our researchers in Archives I asked for a way that we could continue the discussions begun at our recent researcher meeting at Archives I in Washington, DC. Special media researchers have also encouraged us to make communications easier with staff and managers. In response, we’re introducing a specialized series here on NARAtions. This new set [...]
A couple of weeks ago I showed you an example of a Mortality Schedule. Today I want to show you another type of Nonpopulation schedule – this time an Agricultural Schedule. If you have an ancestor who was a farmer in the mid-nineteenth century, you may be able to find information about their farm. You [...]
NARA has launched a new website, www.archives.gov/open to serve as your source of information about NARA’s openness activities. You can explore raw datasets, learn about NARA’s developing Open Government Plan, and join in the conversation about what should be included. We need to hear your ideas for how NARA can conduct its work more openly, [...]
On April 2, 2012, the Federal Census Bureau will be releasing the 1940 Census for public access. For many genealogists and researchers, the release of this census will open new insights into pre-war America, as well as provide opportunities for genealogists and family historians to continue their research into this most recent decade. Like all [...]
Posted by Mary (admin) on February 3, 2010, under Genealogy / Family History, Miscellaneous, Questions, Research.
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