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Archive for June, 2010

New Blog Feature Coming Soon!

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 […]

Family Tree Friday: Getting Started With Census Records, Part 3

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 […]

Join us for the DC-Area Users Group Meeting on Friday, June 25th

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 […]

Family Tree Friday: More military vital statistics–quartermasters’ burial records

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 […]

Family Tree Friday: Getting Started With Census Records, Part 2

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 […]

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