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25 Oct 2016

National Archives Genealogy Fair 2016

By |25 Oct 2016|Genealogy, Search Strategies|1 Comment

Tomorrow and Thursday the National Archives Genealogy Fair 2016 is available on YouTube. This free two-day online fair offers viewers the opportunity to participate with the presenters and other family historians during the live event on YouTube. All of the session videos and handouts will be available from this web page free [...]

9 Apr 2015

National Archives and Ancestry Staff Caught Discarding Thousands of Records

By |9 Apr 2015|Genealogy|3 Comments

National Archives and Ancestry Staff Caught Discarding Thousands of Records, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In an incident at the end of March, an Ancestry.com employee was caught throwing away military records at the NARA facility in St. Louis. According to one blog report: Bryan McGraw, director of the National Personnel Records Center, [...]

23 Aug 2013

National Archives Hosts Virtual Genealogy Fair September 3 and 4 2013

By |23 Aug 2013|Archives, Digital Collections, Military Records, Primary Sources, Research Tips|Comments Off on National Archives Hosts Virtual Genealogy Fair September 3 and 4 2013

Courtesy NARA National Archives Hosts Virtual Genealogy Fair September 3 and 4 2013 The National Archives announced today that it will host a virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast on the U.S. National Archives UStream channel. The virtual genealogy fair is schedule for: Wednesday, September 3, from 10 a.m. until 4 [...]

8 Jan 2012

National Archives YouTube Channel

By |8 Jan 2012|Archives, Census, Immigration Records, Military Records|Comments Off on National Archives YouTube Channel

Have you visited the National Archives YouTube Channel? The National Archives has launched online videos of its most popular how-to genealogy workshops.  These videos cover genealogical research topics, including census, immigration and military records.  Now, these popular workshops led by National Archives experts are available on [...]

2 Dec 2011

National Archives Has Joined Historypin

By |2 Dec 2011|Digital Collections, Maps|Comments Off on National Archives Has Joined Historypin

The National Archives has joined Historypin. I’ve featured about Historypin on my blog before, the an online tool that allows people to view and share and compare historical photographs through Google Maps and Google Street View technology. The site is produced by We Are What We Do. Visit the National Archives on [...]

1 Dec 2011

National Archives Pearl Harbor Program Online

By |1 Dec 2011|World War II|Comments Off on National Archives Pearl Harbor Program Online

The National Archives Pearl Harbor Program Online is now available. Shown Wednesday, December 7th, 2011, in Washington DC courtesy of the National Archives and Newseum, you can now see it online here. My husband and I are going to attend the ceremony at Pearl Harbor  in Hawaii on the [...]

18 Nov 2011

National Archives Now Available on iTunes U

By |18 Nov 2011|Primary Sources, Research Tips|2 Comments

The National Archives Now Available on iTunes U, a free dedicated area within the iTunes Store.  Keep learning from the National Archives wherever you go with the National Archives plus iTunes U. Users have public access to thousands of free lectures, videos, books and podcasts from learning institutions all [...]

29 Aug 2011

Accessing Court Records at National Archives

By |29 Aug 2011|Primary Sources|Comments Off on Accessing Court Records at National Archives

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is now providing access to court records exclusively by online ordering or by mail/fax/e-mail. NARA will no longer provide on-site court case review services to the public at its Federal Records Centers. This change applies to all closed bankruptcy, civil, criminal, and [...]

2 Jun 2011

National Archives Wikipedian in Residence

By |2 Jun 2011|Social Media|1 Comment

How cool is this? The National Archives Wikipedian in Residence is Dominic McDevitt-Parks, the first person named to the new position. Dominic serves as a liaison between the National Archives and the Wikipedian community. Dominic, a Master's student in both History and Archives Management at Simmons College in Boston, [...]

28 Dec 2010

National Archives Website Redesign

By |28 Dec 2010|Archives, Military Records|Comments Off on National Archives Website Redesign

The U.S. National Archives website redesign is great. The revamped NARA website 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 [...]

25 Nov 2010

Happy Thanksgiving from the National Archives

By |25 Nov 2010|Holidays|Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving from the National Archives

Happy Thanksgiving from the National Archives and Sassy Jane Genealogy. Did you know that the Presidential tradition of pardoning a holiday turkey did not start with Harry Truman, as commonly believed? I had no idea the historical record was so murky – something genealogists are used to dealing with! – but the [...]

11 Nov 2010

Request Military Records at the National Archives

By |11 Nov 2010|Military Records|1 Comment

What happens when you request military records from the National Archives? What is the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)? How does the National Military Personnel Records Center process your request military records? How many requests are received each week? The NPRC is a division of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). [...]

26 Oct 2010

National Archives Audit

By |26 Oct 2010|Archives|Comments Off on National Archives Audit

A recent National Archives audit, reported in an NBC news article Tuesday reveals that 80 percent of federal agencies are at risk of illegally destroying historical documents and the National Archives has an enormous backlog of materials in need of processing and preservation. The report by the watchdog arm of Congress, [...]

10 Apr 2016

Free California Digital Archives for Genealogy Part 3

By |10 Apr 2016|Archives, Digital Collections, Family Photos & Records, Genealogy, Primary Sources|1 Comment

Free California Digital Archives for Genealogy Part 3 is part of  Sassy Jane Genealogy's States on Sunday series, providing links to free digital resources for each of the fifty states. Part 1 featured the major resources available. Part 2 includes institutional and small organization links. Part 3 today concludes the entries for California. [...]

3 Apr 2016

Free California Digital Archives for Genealogy Part 2

By |3 Apr 2016|Archives, Databases, Digital Collections, Genealogy|Comments Off on Free California Digital Archives for Genealogy Part 2

Free California Digital Archives for Genealogy Part 2 is part of  Sassy Jane Genealogy's States on Sunday series, providing links to free digital resources for each of the fifty states. Part 1 featured the major resources available. Part 2 includes institutional and small organization links. Part 3 concludes the entries for California. The [...]

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