CCGS Librarian Betsy Ferris has announced that the Society's Library has received two guides for using military and civilian records at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
Military Service Records at the National Archives, published by the National Archives & Records Administration, is Reference Information paper #109, compiled for NARA by Trevor K. Plante and revised in 2009. The booklet lists the types of military records available at NARA in Washington, D. C. and provides advice and information about how to find and use them.
Reference Information paper #110 is entitled Using Civilian Records for Genealogical Research in the National Archives Washington, D. C. Area. This companion booklet, also revised in 2009, provides information about searching census, immigration, naturalization and other civilian records at NARA.
Both guides are listed in the How-To Guide section of the library at 929.1 NAT.
These two items were given to the library by David Martin upon his return from CCGS’ recent research trip to Washington, DC, where members spent a day at NARA. This information would be helpful for anyone planning a personal research trip to the Archives.
See the Library's complete listing of How-To Guides online.