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May 1, 2001
The National Archives Publishes Revised Guide to Genealogical Research

Washington, D.C. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) announces the publication of the third edition of the popular Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives. Eagerly awaited, this new version of a classic is completely revised and updated.

The Guide helps you discover the many treasures to be found among the records of the National Archives of the United States. Whether you are looking in well-known documents of genealogical interest-census, immigration, and military service-or the lesser known-lighthouse keepers, Cherokee freedmen, or War Relocation Authority-the Guide will tell you how the records are organized, what information they contain about individuals, and the dates they cover.

The volume also contains references to information available through the NARA web site, as well as illustrations and photographs, citations to many new and previously cited microfilm publications, and expanded and clarified descriptions of the relevant records held by NARA.

Highlights of the new edition include:

  • New information on the 1920 census
  • Increased coverage of naturalizations
  • Citations to more than 300 new microfilm publications
  • Descriptions of many records accessioned since the last edition
  • A comprehensive, greatly expanded index
  • Enlarged chapters on African Americans and Native Americans
  • More coverage of records in NARA's regional archival facilities

The Guide is an indispensable aid for researching family genealogy, local history, and social trends. Beyond its extraordinary reference value, it will fascinate all curious readers and inspire a deep appreciation of America's rich documentary heritage.

The 420-page book is available in softcover for $25 and hardcover for $39 (plus shipping and handling) from the National Archives Trust Fund, 1-800-234-8861.

For a catalog of other National Archives publications, call 301-713-6800.

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