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19 Apr 2017

Researching Your Civilian Conservation Corps Relative

By |19 Apr 2017|National Archives|5 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 find work during the Great Depression in the United States, all while improving and conserving open space [...]

25 Oct 2016

National Archives Genealogy Fair 2016

By |25 Oct 2016|genealogy, National Archives, 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 [...]

10 Nov 2015

U.S. Veterans’ Claim Files Now Available

By |10 Nov 2015|genealogy, military records, National Archives|Comments Off on U.S. Veterans’ Claim Files Now Available

Today's topic is newly released U.S. Veterans' Claim Files, 1917-1948, a group of records now available from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). This record group includes cases closed by the VA from 1917-1948, which were transferred to a Federal Records Center in 1952 and 1955. The National Archives began taking [...]

18 Oct 2015

NARA Free Online Genealogy Fair 2015

By |18 Oct 2015|digital collections, genealogy, National Archives, research tips, search strategies|2 Comments

The National Archives of the United States is hosting the NARA Free Online Genealogy Fair 2015 this coming Wednesday and Thursday. This annual event is a live two-day program via webcast on YouTube, offering family history research tools for all skill levels on Federal records dealing with immigration, military and civilian personnel, and [...]