The redesigned U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is now available, featuring a new home page and features suggested by the public.

NARA launched the process for the third redesign of Archives.gov as one of its primary open-government initiatives in April. The original Web site debuted in 1996 and was redesigned in 2001 and 2005.

Users polls and studies were undertaken to identify what kind of researchers were using Archives.gov and for what purpose. The largest group of users, at 30 percent, were veterans or family members of veterans, followed by genealogists at 23 percent, according to a “Redesign Participation and Results” report produced by NARA.

I think the biggest improvement in the site is for searching military records:


Much more streamlined. Have you used the new site? Let me know what you think.
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And congrats to K. Thayer of Tucson, who is attending the Arizona Family History Expo courtesy of Sassy Jane and the Family History Expo folks. See you in Mesa!