Genealogy and the National Archives

The National Archives helps people with all kinds of research including genealogy. Just this last April they have published a 160 page guide to using the National Archives for your genealogical research. Timed to coincide with the digital release of the 1940 census, the guide is fully up to date. You can’t find it on Amazon, but it is available directly from the National Archives estore.

It is listed in WorldCat so you might be able to InterLibrary Loan it.

They also offer a 4 page handout on using the National Archives for Genealogy.

They also have a special starting page for genealogists:

Plus a playlist mostly for genealogists on their YouTube channel:


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Sarah Uthoff - Trundlebed Tales

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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