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Archive for May, 2010

Minutes from the May 7th Archives wiki planning meeting are now available

Thanks to everyone who attended our first planning meeting for the new Archives wiki.  We had researchers, citizen archivists, and staff at the meeting - including a researcher who came from Texas for the meeting!  There were many great ideas for the wiki ranging from pages of tips for new researchers to using the wiki to compare records. […]

Tech Tuesday: Machine Tags on Our Flickr Images

We joined Flickr last summer as a new way to share our photos with the public. These photos are also available via our online catalog, the Archival Research Catalog (ARC). From the iconic Mathew Brady Civil War photographs to the stirring images from the Environmental Protection Agency’s DOCUMERICA endeavor in the 1970s, thousands of people […]

Family Tree Friday: Navigating federal records about ethnic groups–come prepared!

If you had the opportunity to attend NARA’s 6th Annual Genealogy Fair last month, visitors were treated to a variety of lectures on the theme of “The World of Genealogy.”  The theme highlighted the ethnic diversity that is documented in specific federal records, whether they are newspapers published by Japanese-Americans through the War Relocation Authority during […]

Join us Friday, May 7th for our first Archives wiki planning meeting

We’re launching a public wiki 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 first organizing meeting at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, on Friday, May 7th from 1-2 […]

Minutes from the April 23rd Researcher Meeting

The minutes from the Researcher Users’ Group meeting on April 23rd (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, May 21, 2010 at Archives II in College Park (lecture room C). What topics would […]

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