A Prologue in genealogy terms is not always in the beginning of a book or musical piece

One of my favorite periodicals is no longer being published and I am thankful I did subscribe for many years. It’s still in my mind a lot and I do read it in print and online. The articles provide much background for historical and genealogical research. They lead me to understand some federal records in […]

That New U.S. National Archives catalog details

It’s an improvement. I like it better than the previous version. In November, the new edition of the United States National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) catalog had its debut. This one and the earlier one are not like most library catalogs. You’ll notice that on your first searches if you haven’t investigated it before. […]

U. S. National Archives new catalog has launched.

The official date is November 21st, but it’s live early. Lots of people doing presentations that include National Archives information and records are scrambling to update PowerPoint slides. Found something  for my Native American research webinar on Monday night for the Kansas City Kansas Public Library. I even found a few things for my own […]

Gen-Fed: Genealogical Institute on Federal Records

The following paragraphs are from a press release yesterday. I attended this institute a bunch of years ago and strongly recommend it. “The Board of Trustees of the National Institute on Genealogical Research has announced that the institute’s name was changed to the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed) on December 22, 2015. The institute, […]

$2.3 Million in National Archives Grants for Historical Records Projects

I received this press release from the National Archives yesterday. The projects include some wonderful one that will aid family historians! Washington, DC… Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero has awarded 44 grants totaling $2,283,079 in Federal funds for archives and publishing projects in 32 states, territories, and the District of Columbia.  The […]

NARA Regional Fellowship research project winners

he National Archives announced the recipients and research topics for the 2013 Regional Fellowship Program. The winners will research at specific National Archives locations. The topics include several that intrigue me due to the connection to American Indian research which is one of my specialties. The Northern Cheyenne Homesteaders of Southeast Montana’s Tongue River and […]