Archive for July, 2010
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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