Archive for July, 2010
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Posted by Mary (admin) on July 21, 2010, under Miscellaneous, NARA Staff Favorites, Research, Veterans / Military, What Are You Working On Wednesdays.
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 [...]
Thank you to everyone who voted and commented on the Archives.gov homepage designs and features. In total we received 3,257 votes. Interested in knowing how your favorite design did? You can view the results at http://www.archives.gov/open/redesign/vote.html If you have additional ideas or feedback about the redesign of Archives.gov we invite you to share them here [...]
Most people today equate Ellis Island with the typical immigration experience in U.S. history–the “huddled masses” coming through immigration processing centers before being allowed entrance into the country. Well, it actually took many decades after 1820–when the United States first started regulating immigration (see my previous blog post!)–for U.S. immigration law to reach that point, [...]
The minutes from the Researcher Users’ Group meeting on June 25th (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, August 27, 2010 at Archives I in Washington, DC (room G-24) when we [...]
In my last post, I mentioned that I was unable to use the 1890 Census in my research because it was destroyed in the 1920s. I thought it was worth taking a look at exactly what happened. In 1921, the 1890 Census was stored in the Commerce Department. On the afternoon of January 10, 1921, [...]
We are excited to announce that the Our Archives wiki is now live at http://www.ourarchives.wikispaces.net Have you made a great find in NARA’s records? Or do you have a story to tell related to our records? Come share it on the Our Archives wiki! Our Archives is an online space for researchers, educators, genealogists, and [...]
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