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Archive for October, 2010

Family Tree Friday: More on Tax Records at the National Archives

Last time I talked about the 1798 Direct Tax. This time, I want to talk about tax assessments during the Civil War. With the passage of the Internal Revenue Act on July 1, 1862 (12 Stat. 432), Congress authorized the collection of monthly and annual taxes on goods and services, licenses, income, and personal property. […]

“What Are You Working On, Courtney Egan?”

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 […]

The Return of Tech Tuesdays!

If you can think all the way back to January, you may remember NARAtions starting a new weekly blog series called Tech Tuesdays that would highlight exciting new developments and cutting edge technologies being introduced into the archives field.  While NARA is traditionally concerned with history, we must look to these new ideas and tools […]

NARA Coast to Coast: Emigration Records at the National Archives at Philadelphia, Part 1

There have been numerous posts on the NARAtions blog about people who have immigrated to the United States and how to locate their records, but what if you have ancestors who emigrated from the United States? In this two part series, we’ll look at two unique series of records from the National Archives at Philadelphia […]

“What Are You Working On, Paul Wester?”

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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