Genealogy Series, 2 of 6: Finding Genealogy Resources and Tools on Archives.gov with Sarah Swanson
This presentation will provide an overview of what’s available for genealogists on the archives.gov website, and demonstrate how to navigate to its many resources and tools, including the National Archives Catalog, the Access to Archival Databases (AAD) system, the Microfilm Catalog, topic pages, articles, reports, and blogs. We’ll explore the Genealogy portal page, and also see how the website is organized, which will enable you to do even more expansive searches for information.

⇒ Presentation Slides/Handout: https://www.archives.gov/files/calendar/genealogy-fair/2021-05-12-swanson-presentation.pdf
⇒ Event Evaluation Form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KYREventEval
⇒ Genealogy Series web page: https://www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair
⇒ Transcript (from captioning): Request from [email protected]

Video Chapters:
00:00 – Welcome and Overview
02:00 – Introduction
05:08 – Archives.gov Main Page
06:55 – Start Your Genealogy Research
11:56 – Genealogy Topics
19:18 – National Archives Research Room Locations
26:56 – Tools for Genealogists – National Archives Catalog
33:32 – Digitized by Partners
36:37 – Electronic Records – Access to Archival Databases (AAD)
41:51 – Microfilm Catalog
45:24 – Reference Reports
46:47 – 1940 Census
49:44 – Prologue Magazine
51:58 – History Hub
53:57 – Innovation Hub
55:10 – Maps
57:20 – Pictures
59:04 – Newsletters
1:00:03 – Social Media
1:01:08 – Citizen Archivist
1:02:33 – Contact Us

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