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.
http://estore.archives.gov/ProductInfo/N-02-8732.aspx

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.
http://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/start-research/getting-started-toolkit.pdf

They also have a special starting page for genealogists:
http://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy

Plus a playlist mostly for genealogists on their YouTube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE84A2966F40F0802&feature=plcp

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Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving 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. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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