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Archive for September, 2011

Family Tree Friday: Where is “Fred Tiffany” in an Enumeration District in the 1940 Census?

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 […]

NARA Coast to Coast: The New National Personnel Records Center

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 […]

Connect with Us on iTunes U

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 […]

DC-Area Researcher Forum Meeting Minutes from Friday, September 16th Now Available

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: […]

Keeping NARA’s Microfilm Readers and Printers in Good Repair

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 […]

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