Blog posts about finding and using archives and archival collections for genealogy research, including help with access to primary sources.

19 Apr 2017

Researching Your Civilian Conservation Corps Relative

By |19 Apr 2017|Archives, Great Depression, Primary Sources|6 Comments

Interested in researching your Civilian Conservation Corps relative? Try the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Enrollee Records. The CCC was designed to provide jobs for young men, and to relieve their families who could not [...]

16 Apr 2016

Georgetown University’s Search for Slave Descendants

By |16 Apr 2016|African American Genealogy, Archives|0 Comments

One of the most important and compelling articles I've ever read about slavery, reparations, and genealogy, documenting Georgetown University's Search for Slave Descendants, is on the front page of the New York Times this morning. In [...]