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Save the Dates for the 2011 DC-area Researchers Meetings

by on December 16, 2010


DC-Area Researchers - We hope you will mark your calendars for the 2011 quarterly Researcher Group meetings.

February 18, 1 pm - The National Archives in Washington, DC, room G-24

May 20, 1 pm - The National Archives in College Park, lecture rooms B/C

August 19, 1 pm - The National Archives in Washington, DC, room G-24

November 18, 1 pm - The National Archives in College Park, lecture rooms B/C
Minutes from previous meetings are online at http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/researcher-users-group/
In between meetings, we hope you will share your ideas and questions with us on NARAtions.  We encourage you to subscribe to NARAtions by email or through our RSS feed, or just keep an eye out for posts under the DC-area researchers category.
Update: The May 20th meeting has been changed to Monday, May 23rd at 10 AM, National Archives at College Park, lecture rooms B/C.  David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, will be attending the meeting.

Comments

Claire Bettag January 22, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Is this the place to suggest an agenda item for the February meeting? If so, I’d like to hear how NARA is preparing the 1940 census for release. I’ve heard it is to be digitized rather than filmed. But will it be full-text searchable? or will the pages be scanned as graphics? A brief discussion of how it’s being handled would be valuable.
Thank you.

Jill (Admin) January 25, 2011 at 10:02 am

Claire,

Sure, you’re welcome to post suggested agenda items here for the February meeting. This is a good idea. Rebecca Warlow is out of town this week, but we will see if she or someone else from the 1940 census working group can provide an update at the February meeting.

Thanks!

Rebecca February 2, 2011 at 10:20 am

Hi Claire, I would be happy to talk about the plans for the 1940 Census at the next DC-area researchers group meeting. I’ve passed the topic onto the Customer Services Division so they can add it to the agenda.

Rebecca

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