Free National Archives Genealogy Series

I love press releases like this from a few days ago. I plan to watch some and unfortunately have a couple conflicts on dates. I will later watch them on YouTube. The National Archives channel there already has extensive presentations and short videos. National Archives kicks off annual online Genealogy Series for May, June […]

U.S National Archives’ NEW and FASTER digitization center!

Several minutes ago, I received a Press Release from the U.S. National Archives. It has launched a brand new digitization center at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) location in College Park, Maryland. If I mentioned this to most people, the reaction would not even come close to what most of my readers will […]

NARA has caught up on Veteran Record Requests

I received this new presss release just minutes ago! The National Archive’s National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis has done what must have seemed impossible. It’s most important that the NPRC first do the work for veterans and their family members in need of benefits. The full Press Release is here

October is American Archives Month: Some challenges for you!

In addition to October being celebrated as Family History Month in the U.S, it’s also the ultra-important American Archives Month. Many types of archives are found across the United States. City, county, state, region, university, military, religious, ethnic, music, medicine, and of course at the national level, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) provide […]

U.S. National Archives moving more material from regional locations to Kansas City

For several years (some areas even longer), the U.S. National Archives (NARA) has been moving all or parts of Record Groups (RG) from its various locations to storage in Missouri and Kansas. These RG materials are now in high density storage, some of which is underground caves. Yes, you read that correctly. This means we […]

U.S. National Archives Awards $6.5 Million in Grants for Historical Records Projects

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2023 – Acting Archivist of the United States Debra Steidel Wall has awarded 47 grants totaling $6,510,701 for projects in 27 states and the District of Columbia to improve public access to historical records. The National Archives grants program is carried out through the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). YIVO […]

U.S. National Archives and the military record loss in the 1973 Fire

My lunch break today was accompanied by an informative online presentation about the U.S. National Archives location at St. Louis and the disastrous 1973 fire that destroyed many records. It was a helpful presentation. I have attended presentations and read articles about the fire, but this one seemed to hit me more today. This summer […]

Interior Department and NEH to Preserve Federal Indian Boarding School Oral History and Records 

This will not be an easy project and I am sure that is already evident to those involved. Some who will be working on this were the students themselves or had older family members who attended these schools. The reading of the painful comments of boarding and day school superintendents, teachers, and others about the […]