Thursday, January 12, 2012

NARA'S Tools & Tips for Genealogists


The National Archives (U.S.) has created a power point presentation on using the Archival Research Catalog (ARC) for genealogical research.  The ARC is the online catalog of NARA's nationwide holdings in the Washington, DC area, Regional Archives and Presidential Libraries.
View here:  http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/topics/genealogy/arc-demo.pdf

They also offer a second presentation with case studies showing online research on two people using ARC and AAD.  The Access to Archival Databases (AAD) provides access to over 85 million historic electronic records created by more than 30 agencies of the U.S. federal government and from collections of donated historical materials. This collection is continually growing.
 View here: http://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/start-research/arc-aad-case-studies.pdf

Below are the direct links to the databases discussed in the above power point presentations:
    
Access to Archival Databases (AAD)
This also has a Getting Started Guide for using the AAD
     
Archival Research Catalog (ARC)
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4 comments:

The Path Traveled said...

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Susan said...

Thank you for posting these links!

TCasteel said...

Thank you so much for the positive feedback. I truly appreciate it.
Theresa

Jim S said...

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Regards, Jim