Archive for March, 2010
Compiled military service records at the National Archives for the Revolutionary War (1775-1783) through the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) are filed in separate envelopes or jackets that contain basic information about the soldier. The example shown here for my ancestor Adam Dale (his surname is actually DEAL, which shows how spelling mistakes/variations can find their way […]
We wanted to share a few pictures from a recent awards ceremony in Congress, where Chairman Clay was presented with a Duke Ellington Public Domain Merit Badge today by Public Resource.org for grassroots efforts on making NARA’s resources available to everyone. Take a look, and if you have your own suggestions for how we can […]
Trying to find the War Department decimal classification number for the Maritime Labor Board or the Department of State’s decimal classification number for extradition treaties? We have scanned some of the filing manuals which our researchers use most frequently and posted them in the researcher section of Archives.gov. Included are filing manuals from the War Department, the […]
If you’ve been watching the new NBC show, Who Do You Think You Are?, you may have seen a recent episode where slavery in America was discussed. Researchers with slave ancestors often have trouble because there just aren’t a lot of federal records which list slaves by name. One type of federal record that researchers […]
The National Records Management Program’s RACO blog, which paved the way for all other National Archives social media projects back in the spring of 2009 has been reborn as Records Express, the official blog of the National Records Management Program (NRMP) at the National Archives! The new blog will be a forum for all things […]
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