Archive for September, 2011
This week’s post comes from guest blogger Constance Potter, who is a reference archivist at the National Archives in Research Services, Archival Operations-Washington, DC. Connie is the lead expert on reference relating to the upcoming 1940 Census release on April 2, 2012. Today we focus on the places where you can find a person in an [...]
Posted by John on September 30, 2011, under 1940 Census, Digitization, Family Tree Fridays, Genealogy / Family History, Online Research, Research.
This guest blog post is by Theresa Fitzgerald and Wanda Williams, archivists at the National Personnel Records Center. The National Archives and Records Administration’s (NARA) National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has moved into a new 474,000 square-foot facility at 1 Archives Drive in north St. Louis County. With a current workforce of nearly [...]
Posted by Theresa on September 29, 2011, under NARA Coast to Coast, Research, Veterans / Military.
The National Archives just joined iTunes U, a dedicated area within the iTunes Store giving users public access to thousands of free lectures, videos, books and podcasts from learning institutions all over the world. If you already have iTunes on your iPhone, iPad, iPod, or computer, you can search for “National Archives” on iTunes U to [...]
Posted by Mary (admin) on September 26, 2011, under Digitization, Education, Miscellaneous, Online Research, Research, Social Media (Web 2.0).
Researchers are invited to read the minutes of the Researcher Forum meeting on September 16, 2011, posted to the DC-area Researcher Users Group webpage. There were two items on the agenda: (1) a brainstorming session on how participants would like to move forward with the Researcher Forum, and (2) a discussion with NARA’s digitization partners: [...]
Today’s guest blog post comes from Rebecca Crawford of Research Services. We know how important microfilm readers and printers are to the research you do each day at the National Archives. That is why we do our best to ensure the machines in our research rooms are kept in good working order and available when [...]
The following post comes from Diane Dimkoff, Director, Customer Services, Research Services (RD-DC). What is the status of the current OCE copiers? The maintenance contract with OCE has expired. The current copiers must be replaced quickly. Since copiers are used by fewer researchers, we believe there are sufficient working copiers to see us through until [...]
by guest blogger: Trevor Plante, Chief of Archives I Reference, National Archives in Washington, DC In late September 2011, the first phase of construction will begin in the ground floor research area of the National Archives Building. This will result in the temporary relocation of the Finding Aids Room and Consultation staff to the Pension [...]
Presenters at the Researcher Forum meeting on August 18 responded to several questions about the Archives I Reconfiguration Project during the Q & A portion of the program, which they promised to look into further and supplement as follows. Availability of Print and Online Versions of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set NARA purchased the Digital [...]
September 2 is not necessarily a day which will live in infamy; nevertheless it is significant in world history marking the formal end of World War II in 1945 when Japan signed the Instrument of Surrender on the USS Missouri. While the military fought overseas, Americans at home were doing their part with a little [...]
This Sunday will mark the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. As we remember the events of that day, the George W. Bush Presidential Library has posted more than 150 photos from their collection on Flickr. The photos from September and October 2001 offer a glimpse into the world of President Bush [...]
Posted by Mary (admin) on September 8, 2011, under Electronic Records, Miscellaneous, Online Research, Photographs, Social Media (Web 2.0).
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