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Archive for April, 2011

Putting the “U” in Unified Digital Format Registry: Stakeholders meet at the Library of Congress

On April 13-14, Fynnette Eaton (NHA) and Kevin Devorsey (NWM) participated in a stakeholders meeting of the Unified Digital Format Registry (UDFR), held at the Library of Congress, along with 22 cultural memory institutions concerned with digital preservation. UDFR aims to pool the expertise of these archival communities to document characteristics that can be used to identify file formats, and then to document the information in an authoritative knowledge base.

Family Tree Friday: Confederate hospital records

Confederate records that survived the Civil War cover a variety of aspects and functions of both the Confederate government and its armed forces.  One of the major components of the War Department Collection of Confederate Records includes records of various military hospitals that were established in several Southern states during the war.  Administered by the Confederate […]

Documerica 2.0: Earth Day State of the Environment Photo Project

In the spirit of Earth Day throughout the coming year, the National Archives is collaborating with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a new photography project. We are inviting you to submit your best photos of the environment you experience in your hometown or your travels. The Earth Day State of the Environment photo project […]

Birds of a Feather Flock Together: Blogger Meet-Up at the Genealogy Fair!

Are you a genealogy blogger?  Do you have questions for NARA, whether it be about blogging or records?  Then we have the event for you!  This year at the 7th Annual Genealogy Fair, The National Archives will be hosting a meet-up to bring together genealogist bloggers and spark some good conversation about the records you […]

Become Your Family’s Detective! 7th Annual Genealogy Fair

Are you your family’s detective?  Have you always wanted to learn more about your family tree?  Join us as we host the 7th Annual Genealogy Fair on April 20-21, 2011, and highlight the diversity of Federal records available for family history research. National Archives’ staff members, historians, and genealogy professionals will lead this year’s workshops […]

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