National Archives Website Redesign

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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 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 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:
The National Archives website redesign is much more streamlined. Have you used the new site? Let me know what you think.

About the Author:

Nancy Loe has an MA in American History and an MLS in Library Science and Archives. She has appeared on PBS’s American Experience, at Rootstech, SCGS Jamboree, and state and regional genealogy conferences. Her website was featured in Family Tree Magazine's “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow.”

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