National Archives Researcher News Newsletter; Subscribe To It Or Just Access It At Included Website; It Provides Information On How To Research At The National Archives

Hi Everyone!

National Archives LogoJust wanted to let you know that if you are considering using the National Archives of the United States as a research resource, you may want to connect with them via their website at:

National Archives of the United States

Or even better, you may want to take a look at a series of newsletters they have been creating at irregular intervals that is geared for the National Archives researcher.  The most recent newsletter publication date is May 2015.  A couple of the prior ones were published in July 2014.  Hence the term “irregularly” published.  You can submit your email to them and subscribe to receive the issues when they are published.

The inaugural newsletter started in 2006.

They seem to be published less frequently in the most recent years than they were when first started.  There is one for 2015, one for 2014,  and before 2014 there often were 3 to 4 per year.

The size of the newsletter also varies in size.  Some are in the 12 page range.  Some have been as much as 24 pages.

So publication intervals varies as does size of the newsletter itself.

I think it is worth making you aware of this resource so that you simply become more knowledgeable about using the National Archives materials in a more effective manner to advance your own research.  Their newsletter is a very good vehicle for you to become aware of key National Archives developments.

You can reach the newsletter page of the National Archives at:

National Archives Researcher News Newsletter

Check out the newsletters that are currently online.  Learn a lot more about the National Archives.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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3 responses to “National Archives Researcher News Newsletter; Subscribe To It Or Just Access It At Included Website; It Provides Information On How To Research At The National Archives

  1. Dear Mr. Kierna,

    Thank you for writing about the National Archives newsletter, Researcher News. I work in the office that produces it. We love getting feedback and knowing that you find it helpful. Thank you for recommending it to others!

    Andrea Bassing Matney
    Research Customer Support Division
    National Archives and Records Administration

    • Hi Andrea,

      WOW! That was a quick comment! It is my pleasure to share the newsletter created by the National Archives with our genealogy readers of this blog and those that use our library. There is always something that can be gotten from reading through one of your newsletters that can help someone become a better overall researcher as well as a better National Archives researcher. In fact, I actually put a link to the newsletter site in the “Favorite Links” component of this blog so it can be discovered that way also.

      Thanks to you and the National Archives for creating such a resource that a researcher can get to any time to learn more about the National Archives.

      Tony Kierna
      Genealogy Coordinator
      Schaumburg Township District Library

  2. Dear Mr. Kierna,

    We’re so pleased that you are enjoying and learning from our programs! You’ve discovered the National Archives “Know Your Records” program. Our program goal to show you how to use U.S. Federal government records held at the National Archives for historical and genealogical research.

    Please visit our web page at: http://www.archives.gov/calendar/know-your-records/. If you have any questions, our email is KYR@nara.gov.

    Thank you,
    Andrea Bassing Matney
    Research Customer Support Division
    National Archives and Records Administration

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