Free Nara Publications 2 continues with the leaflet "Citing Records in the National Archives of the United States", General Information Leaflet # 17, 12 pages. Revised 2007.
This leaflet describes the guidelines for citing unpublished records held by the NARA in Washington, D.C., area, in the regional archives, in the Presidential libraries, and in the affiliated archives.
These guidelines cover citations to textual records, nontextual records, photographic, posters, electronic records and online references.
When doing your ancestry search, this leaflet is useful for ordering records other than military and pension records and you will need to know how to read the citations in order to request information from the National Archives.
For additional information and printing go to:Citing Records in the National Archives.
There is no pdf format, but you will be able to choose sections of the book to print off.
Our last leaflet is: "Using Civilian Records for Genealogical Research in the National Archives in Washington, D.C. area", Reference Information Paper 110, 54 pages, revised 2006.
Note: I recently received a copy from the National Archives and the information I listed is what is printed on my copy. When you go to the website they are still showing a 2004 version with only
This book has it all from Federal Census, soundex indexes, soundex coding guide. Immigration information on U.S. Customs Service, Immigration and Naturalization, access ports, border crossings. Older passports and visa information, seamen's Protection Certificates (this is something I was unaware of).
This booklet is listed on the archives website but there is no pdf format and no printing availibility.
Must contact the National Archives for a hard copy of this booklet.
Additional General Information Leaflets.
(GIL 3) Select List of Publications of the National Archives and Records
(GIL 26) Cartographic and Architectural Records.
The following are Guides to take a look at.
1. Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives.
2. Guide to the Holdings of the Still Picture Branch.
3. Holocaust-Era Assets.
4. Guide to the Records of the U.S. House of Representatives at the National Archives, 1789-1989.
5. Guide to the Records of the U.S. Senate at the National Archives, no dates given.
Enjoy reading these brochures and doing your ancestry research.
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