Archive for June, 2010
Ever wonder what exciting new projects the many archivists at NARA are working on? Our new blog feature, “What Are You Working On?,” will introduce NARA employees and highlight some of the exciting projects we are working on around the agency. Based on your feedback, we’re conducting employee interviews across the Archives to show you [...]
Last time I showed you what I found on my family by using the 1920 and 1900 censuses. Most of the 1890 census was destroyed in a fire in the Commerce Department in the early 1920s, so I wasn’t able to use it. In 1880, however, I found what I had been looking for since [...]
Our next Users’ Group meeting will be held at the National Archives in Washington, DC, in room G-24, on Friday, June 25, 2010, at 1pm. The agenda for the meeting includes Update on Renovation WiFi Update A-1 researcher tables Saturday pull pilot Rolling pulls at A-1 Digitization update Inaccurate pulls at A-1 Web redesign- Green Bags update [...]
Posted by Rebecca on June 22, 2010, under Archives.gov Redesign, DC-area Researchers, Digitization, Miscellaneous, Online Research, Research, Social Media (Web 2.0).
Continuing on the theme of vital records that were intentionally created by the federal government–in this case the U.S. military. You may not be aware that many military posts maintained their own burial records for deaths that occurred among both military personnel and (sometimes) the nearby civilian population. Among the many responsibilities of the post [...]
Last time I showed you how I used the 1930 census to get started on my own family history research. Today, I’m going to show you what I was able to find using some of the earlier census records. Since Nannie Crozier and her family were living in Collin County, Texas in 1930, I started [...]
Several people suggested at the two planning meetings in May that we draft some templates that could be used as starting points for pages in the Archives wiki pilot project. We have done that and added them to the planning wiki we set up in preparation for the launch of the Archives wiki. There are [...]
NARA launched a new blog this week. It’s the NDC Blog: Releasing All We Can, Protecting What We Must. The National Declassification Center (NDC) mission is to align people, processes, and technologies to advance the declassification and public release of historically valuable permanent records while maintaining national security. The NDC bloggers are seeking your input [...]
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