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 200+ million digitized images

A press release from several days ago: “COLLEGE PARK, October 26, 2022 — The National Archives Catalog now contains more than 200 million digitized pages.  The Office of Innovation collaborated with offices across the National Archives, as well as external partners like Ancestry and FamilySearch, to reach this milestone in August.  Technical upgrades that improved how […]

Colleen Joy Shogan, Nominee for Archivist of the United States

From the White House today! Ms. Shogan is among several nominees by President Biden for government positions. She will be the first ever woman to be the Archivist of the United States. Trudy Huskamp Peterson was acting archivist from 1993-1995. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/08/03/president-biden-announces-key-nominees-28/ “Colleen Shogan is the Senior Vice President and Director of the David M. Rubenstein […]

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 […]