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Archive for August, 2011

NARA Out in Front in Chicago: Applied Research at SAA

Next week the Society of American Archivists (SAA) will gather for its annual meeting in Chicago at the Hyatt Regency (151 East Wacker Drive). There will be a number of presentations by NARA’s Applied Research staff and our Research Partners. On Tuesday, August 23rd at the 2011 Research Forum: Dr. Richard Marciano from the University of […]

Reminder: DC-Area Researchers Briefing this Thursday, August 18th

Just a reminder that the next Researcher Users Group briefing is this Thursday, August 18th at 1:30 pm in the McGowan Theater at Archives I.  As a follow up to the June meeting, Deputy Archivist of the United States, Debra Steidel Wall, will discuss the changes to the researcher space in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Please note that attendees […]

Family Tree Friday: Bounty land vs. pensions–what’s the difference, anyway?

Since the beginning of the Family Tree Friday blog, we’ve talked a lot about pension records and indexes, but I’m not too sure we’ve ever mentioned or even defined that other essential and related benefit of military service, the bounty land warrant!  Pensions, of course, have been granted to veterans since the end of the […]

I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

Maybe it was Memphis (with apologies to Pam Tillis) Recently in Nashville, Tennessee, the Council of State Archivists and the National Association of Government Records Administrators and Archives came together to share new ideas and renew old acquaintances.  About 175 archivists and records administrators were in attendance.  That’s down from last year both because of […]

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