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Archive for September, 2010

“What Are You Working On, Meg Phillips?”

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 […]

Attention All Researchers: Open Forum Tomorrow!

There will be an open forum researchers’ meeting tomorrow, September 29, 2010 at Archives II in College Park, MD.  Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, will be attending, so be sure to come by with your questions.  We will meet in lecture rooms A and B at Archives II at 1 pm. The agenda […]

NARA Coast to Coast: “Pay Day” for Some World War I Military Personnel Records

Today, guest blogger Theresa Fitzgerald from the National Archives at St. Louis has written a special NARA Coast-to-Coast post sharing some recent discoveries in World War I era military records. On July 12, 1973 a fire engulfed the sixth floor of the Military Personnel Records Center. This event destroyed 80% of all Army personnel records with discharge dates between November […]

Family Tree Friday: Tax Records at the National Archives

Did you know that the first federal direct tax was in 1798? This was a tax on real property (real estate or land) and slaves which was levied as a response to rising military tensions with France. Sometimes called the “Glass Tax” (referring to glass window panes, which indicated wealth), the records consist of various […]

“What Are You Working On, Jason Schultz?”

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 […]

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