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Archive for July, 2010

Family Tree Friday: Immigration Act of 1891–Origins of the Ellis Island experience

As I mentioned in my previous post, when most people today think of immigration history they envision the “Ellis Island experience”–the huddled masses from Europe entering New York harbor (waving at the Statue of Liberty on those old news reels) and then being processed in long lines at the INS transfer station.  That whole system […]

“What Are You Working On, Michael Kurtz?”

Ever wonder what exciting new projects the many employees at NARA are working on? The “What are You Working On?” blog feature aims to introduce a variety of NARA employees and highlight some of the exciting projects we are working on around the agency.   Check for this blog series on Wednesdays! This week, we introduce […]

Family Tree Friday: Death Reports of U.S. Citizens

Have you ever tried to find an obituary or a death certificate for an ancestor, only to run into a brick wall because you don’t know the exact date of death? Well, if your ancestor was a U.S. citizen and died overseas, you might just be in luck. Overseas deaths of U.S. citizens are reported […]

Hidden Treasures from within Navy Deck Logs

In anticipation of our upcoming ‘What Are You Working On?’ blog series, Rachel Sutcliffe, an Archives Technician in the Holdings Maintenance Division at NARA, shares her experiences and insights on some very interesting records. One of the best things about working with the National Archives’ records as an employee is that you get to discover something […]

Archives I researchers stop in and try out our newest piece of scanning equipment

In the winter and early spring we had trials of the ScanPro 2000, the Alos Z-Scan, and the ST 200X. Now is your chance to try out our newest piece of scanning equipment. The ST ViewScan is hot off the production line and will be in the Microfilm Research Room of the National Archives Building […]

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