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 […]

South Dakota State Historical Society Shutdown for renovation

A March 3, 2023, Press Release provided dates for a lengthy shutdown while the Cultural Heritage Center in the state capital of Pierre is being renovated. “PIERRE, S.D. – Plans are moving forward to renovate the historic Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. Last year, the State Historical Society received an appropriation to renovate the Cultural […]

American Archives Month and Family History Month: a special records course discount

October means American Archives Month and Family History Month. Both are big parts of family historians’ lives. It’s a perfect month to reflect on all that archives at city, county, state, regional and national levels provide online and in-person for our continuing research. To help celebrate, I am offering a special $15.00 discount on registrations […]

ArchiveGrid has a new URL to bookmark!

My favorite website for searching manuscript collections has a new address (URL). ArchiveGrid carries descriptions of more than 4 million manuscript collections. These include personal letters, diaries, journals, farm records, membership records from organizations, church records, family history records, prison records, insane asylums records, poor farms listings, and other items that assist in our family […]

June 13, Hudson WI library: “Major Midwestern Archives & Their Records.”

Please join me this Thursday, June 13, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. for my free presentation that is accompanied by a handout plus time for Q&A. Room 219, free parking, Hudson, Wisconsin main library. “Major Midwestern Archives & Their Records.” Presented by Paula Stuart-Warren. This lecture will highlight some major Midwestern archives and their holdings, […]