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Government Documents - General Services Administration, National Archives: National Archives
Guide to our GSA and Archives publications, covering topics such as public buildings, regulations, procurement and contracting, and federal archives.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) was established in 1984. It was formerly known as the National Archives and Records Service, established in 1934 and later part of the General Services Administration. NARA maintaines the archives of federal agencies, the President, and Congress; advises federal agencies about records retention; and houses the Office of the Federal Register.
This webinar provides a general overview of Federal records for genealogical research held by the National Archives in Washington, D.C. It covers civilian and military records from various Federal agencies and departments that document the different ways in which our ancestors might have interacted with the Federal Government. The lecture highlights census, immigration, and naturalization activities, as well as military service from the Revolutionary War to the 20th century.