Question: What are your favorite biographical resources, online or in print?
What are your favorite sources for looking up biographies? Do you have a favorite site online, or do you swear by a particular print source?
We’re in the very early stages of planning a wiki for the National Archives and have recently been considering including a biography section on the site. Our tentative plan is to use NARA’s approved biographical notes to create wiki stubs (i.e. very brief articles that serve as topical jumping-off points and lead to future description by knowledgeable wiki readers), initially focusing on military personnel. Since this is relatively uncharted territory for us, we’d love to know what sources you find the most valuable, whether you’d be inclined to contribute to a crowdsourced resource of this type, and whether you think it would be a beneficial addition to NARA’s social media research endeavors.