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Press Release
July 6, 2005

National Archives Internet Site Gets a New Look

Washington, D.C.…On Wednesday, July 20, 2005, the National Archives and Records Administration will launch a new, more user-friendly public web site. The address remains: http://www.archives.gov/

The new look and organization of information is designed to allow visitors to gain immediate access to the most frequently-requested information.

Changes to the web site include:

  • New portals for the General Public, Genealogists/Family Historians, Veterans and Their Families, Educators and Students, Researchers, Records Managers, Preservation and Archives Professionals, Information Security Specialists, Federal Employees, Members of Congress, and Press/Journalists.
  • Immediate access from the home page to America's Historical Documents: a page of high-interest records linking to detailed information and image downloads; "most requested" information and services; jobs, grants, and publications information; National Archives news and locations; calendar of events; guidance and tools for research and ordering copies of historical documents; and more.
  • Clearer discussion about what's available on the web site, what's not available, and next steps.
  • Search box available on every page.
  • Shorter, accessible web addresses.
  • More colorful, attractive look.
  • Bookmarks to current main pages and pages referenced in National Archives publications will be redirected automatically to the new versions of those pages.

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For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-501-5526.

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