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Archive for March, 2011

Read a good book lately?

The following post comes from David McMillen, External Affairs Liaison at the National Archives. I want to invite you to join me in Alexandria, VA in May to hear Randall Jimerson speak.  He is the keynote speaker at the spring Mid-American Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), and he is a voice to be heard.  Let me […]

Family Tree Friday: Immigration Records in AAD

A couple of weeks ago John wrote about the 20th century military records available on our website through Access to Archival Databases (AAD). Today, I want to talk about the immigration records that you can find in AAD. In the late 1970s, the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies began compiling data from nineteenth century passenger […]

Minutes from the February 18th DC-area Researchers Meeting are now available

The minutes from the Researcher Users’ Group meeting on February 18th (PDF) are now available on the page for the Researcher Users Group at the National Archives in the Washington, DC Area. Topics covered in the meeting included: – NARA’s Transformation Plan – The 1940 Census – An update on the Archives I renovation […]

Tech Tuesday: NCAST is now on Facebook!

NARA’s Center for Advanced Systems and Technologies (NCAST) now has its very own official Facebook page. You can find it at On our page you will find, among other things: Links to papers, reports and presentations by our Research Partners Links to sites where you can download or try online free software  developed by […]

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