TIP OF THE WEEK –
NATIONAL ARCHIVES SEARCH IMPROVEMENT
If you haven’t tried a surname search in the National Archives Catalog in awhile, Claire Kluskens, Archivist with the National Archives, urges you to try again as there are so many newly indexed databases.
A search for the surname “Bode” provides good examples of what’s been added thus far. On the first page, there are references to persons named Bode in:
Labor Camps Bibliography
Military Service Records
Records of Lawrence Walsh, related to Iran/Contrai
Military fatal casualties of Vietnam
Presidential Appointments by Harry Truman (Post Masters were presidential appointees)
Records of the US Naval Academy
Records of the US Fish & Wildlife Service
Prologue article on Chinese Exclusion Act files
OSS Art Looting investigation
And, that’s only the first page!!
Just put your surname of interest in the search box at the top right of the home page:
Give it a try. What might you find?
This tip was modified from “The Twelve Key”, informational blog about U.S. archival records, by Claire Kluskens, archivist of the National Archives in Washington, DC., 4 November 2017.
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