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Circle the National Archives on Google+ and Hangout with the AOTUS!

The National Archives is glad to announce that you may now connect with us on Google+!  Come on over and follow us for exciting posts about news, exhibits, research, genealogy tips, resources, citizen archivist updates and so much more. Google+ is an online social community that aims to make sharing on the web more like […]

Keeping You in the Loop on the Warner Research Center Transformation

Construction is taking place over the next 10 months to make the Robert M. Warner Research Center a more efficient and effective environment for research in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC.  During this period, we will be keeping you in the loop on developments that may affect your ability to carry out your […]

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 […]

Save the Dates for the 2011 DC-area Researchers Meetings

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 […]

C and XC Pension Files for the Civil War

The following is a guest blog from Diane Dimkoff, director of the Customer Services Division. Most Union Army soldiers, their widows, or minor children applied for a pension. In rare cases, a dependent father or mother applied for a pension. The pension application file will often contain a statement of service prepared by the Adjutant […]

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