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Archive for May, 2010

Minutes from the May 21st Researcher Meeting

The minutes from the Researcher Users’ Group meeting on May 21st (PDF) are now available on the Archives.gov page for the Researcher Users Group at the National Archives in the Washington, DC Area. Please join us for the next meeting on Friday, June 25th, 2010 at Archives I in Washington, DC (room G-24). What topics would […]

Family Tree Friday: Preserving the integrity of original records…including the mistakes!

Recently, a colleague of mine received a reference request that highlights a common misperception some people have regarding original records.  The request involved a researcher who complained that their family name had been misspelled on the 1930 census and they wanted the National Archives to “fix” the mistake.  Now, most expert researchers know that original […]

Family Tree Friday: Vital Statistics in Military Records

In a previous blog post, my colleague Katherine talked about vital statistics that sometimes show up in federal records.  I thought it might be worthwhile to point out that, under specific circumstances, vital records were also intentionally created by the government, particularly the U.S. military.  In our vast collection of records relating to 19th-century military forts–all […]

Agenda for the DC-Area Users Group Meeting on Friday, May 21st

Our next Users’ Group meeting will be held at National Archives at College Park,  in lecture room C, on Friday, May 21, 2010, at 1pm  The agenda for the meeting includes Briefing on Archives II Reference Studies Updates on:           Presenting the “Know Your Records” series as webinars Current Digitization Activities We hope to see you there!

Join Us May 19th for an Archives Wiki Planning Meeting

We’re launching a public wiki pilot project that will allow researchers, historians, archivists, and citizen archivists to create pages on records or themes. We need your ideas and enthusiasm to make the wiki a success.  Please join us for the second planning meeting at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland, on Wednesday, May 19th from […]

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