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Archive for April, 2010

Join Us and David Ferriero for Our Next Monthly Meeting on Friday, April 23rd

David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, is joining us for the second half of our monthly researcher meeting.  We hope you will be able to join us as well.  The meeting will be held on Friday, April 23rd, beginning at 1:00 PM in room G-24 at the National Archives building in Washington, DC.    […]

List of records digitized by NARA’s digitization partners now online!

In response to many researcher requests, we have added a list of the records digitized by our digitization partners, Ancestry.com and Footnote.com, to our web site.  The list is arranged in alpha-numeric order by NARA microfilm publication number.  You can re-sort the list by microform publication title, partner, or record group by clicking on the […]

Family Tree Friday: Vital Statistics in Federal Records

Most researchers know that they need to contact the appropriate state or county to get birth certificates or other vital records. Because these are not federal records, they are not in NARA’s holdings. So why can you sometimes find copies of official state-issued vital statistics in our records? Think about it – when you contact […]

Stop by to See Us at the NARA Genealogy Fair

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 […]

Participate in the Archives.gov Web Redesign Card Sort!

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, […]

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