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Archive for September, 2010

World War II Escape and Evasion Reports are now available online

On December 12, 1942, 2nd Lt. Jack E. Williams and his crew were flying over the coast of France when, according to his report, “We hit the ground; that is, made a crash landing, at 12:40, after having been violently attacked by fighters.” The actions of Williams and his crewmates following the crash are documented […]

NARA Coast to Coast: Naturalization, Part 1

For the next two NARA Coast-to-Coast features we are going to write about naturalization records.  This week we will discuss naturalization in general and the records you may be able to find at the National Archives.  Next week we will discuss naturalization for minor children, women, and aliens in the U.S. military. Naturalization is the […]

Are you a citizen archivist?

The National Archives recently created a new “Inside the Vaults” video about our citizen archivist initiative. The video features Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero discussing the contributions of the public to the National Archives as well as two citizen archivists, researcher Jonathan Webb Deiss and educational cartoonist Jon White, discussing their work […]

Family Tree Friday: Historical Events Reflected in the Records

Did you know that you can find references to important historical events in our records? You’ve probably already seen some of what I’m talking about. Sometimes it’s obvious, as in the case of the Carpathia arriving in New York City on April 18, 1912 with the survivors from the Titanic. Sometimes, however, you can stumble […]

“What Are You Working On, Rick Blondo?”

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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