Be part of the 1940 census opening!

Just received this Press Release from the National Archives: March 26, 2012 National Archives Launches 1940 Census April 2 Online at 1940census.archives.gov  Live webcast of Opening Event, 8:30 A.M. EDT  Follow the 1940 Census on Twitter (using hashtag #1940census), Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr, and YouTube, and subscribe to our blogs: NARAtions and Prologue: Pieces of History. The […]

Neat video about the National Archives preservation work

One of today’s press releases from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration tells about a short video that takes us behind the scenes at NARA. March 21, 2012 New National Archives Video Short Peeks Inside Archives State-of-the-Art Preservation Lab Washington, DC… The National Archives today is releasing its latest Inside the Vaults video short, […]

Memorial Day 2011: War of 1812 Ancestry

Several times this past week I drove by Fort Snelling National Cemetery. My father and mother, father-in-law and mother-in-law, and some other relatives are buried there. Seeing all those rows of stark white stones against the vibrant green grass is both sobering and exquisite. I have U.S. ancestors and family that participated in the Civil […]

Update on Railroad Retirement Board records

I emailed the National Archives Southeast Region in regard to access to the Railroad Retirement Board records mentioned in my earlier post and received this almost immediate reply: “This is in reply to your inquiry regarding researching the records of the Railroad Retirement Board in person at the National Archives at Atlanta.  The simple answer […]