Archive for February, 2011
In the immediate aftermath of World War II, the Department of War and the Department of the Navy both published national lists of casualties for the U.S. Army and Army Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. The intent was to disseminate the information to the general public in a timely manner, for the [...]
I am happy to announce the 2011 recipients of the National Archives Regional Residency Fellowship. This new program, with the generous support of the Foundation for the National Archives provides the fellows a unique opportunity to conduct original research utilizing the holdings of the National Archives location by which they were selected. Although their research [...]
Have you marked your calendar to join us for the next DC-area Researchers Group meeting on Friday, February 18th? We will meet at 1 PM in room G-24 of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. The agenda includes: 1. A discussion of NARA’s Transformation Plan (read more on the Archivist’s blog) 2. An update [...]
As a way to wrap up the discussion about records relating to military service in the 20th century, it would be a good idea to check out the electronic records available on NARA’s Access to Archival Databases (AAD) . AAD is an online resource available on the NARA web site at http://aad.archives.gov/aad/ and contains a [...]
Posted by John on February 11, 2011, under DC-area Researchers, Family Tree Fridays, Genealogy / Family History, Online Research, Research.
The next DC-area researchers meeting will be held on Friday, February 18th at 1 PM. We’ll meet in room G-24 in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Already requested for the agenda: an update on NARA’s plans for the 1940 Census. If you have suggestions for additional agenda items, please send them to Diane Dimkoff at firstname.lastname@example.org. We [...]
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall along the Gulf Coast of the United States, displacing thousands of residents and causing billions of dollars in damage. Less than a month later Hurricane Rita caused further damage when it made landfall in Texas and Louisiana. Pictures from these storms and others are captured in over [...]
The following post is by guest blogger Kristina Maldre of the National Archives at Chicago. Thanks Kristina! Kids slide down the base of the Picasso statue in Chicago. Tourists stare at themselves and the skyline in the surface of “The Bean.” Nine-to-fivers shuffle under the red Calder piece in the Federal Plaza to their offices five days [...]
If you live in Washington, DC, or your ancestors did, or you are just interested in DC history, you might want to take a look at the DC Building Permits. Aside from using them to find out when a house was built or remodeled, you can also find individuals by name. If your ancestors owned [...]
The National Archives and Presidential Libraries & Museums have joined Foursquare, a location-based social media network. In order to find out why we joined let’s dive into what Foursquare is all about. Foursquare enables users to check-in and leave tips at nearby locations such as restaurants, businesses, landmarks, bars and other geographic locations from their [...]
The key to successfully pairing fine wine with food is to pick flavors that are complimentary. So, what do you get when you mix an Archivist with Computer Scientists and Engineers? We get great minds cooking up some exciting (and artistic) new things to add to our technology knowledge menu.
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