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Genealogy Publications

We offer a selection of guides, finding aids, microfilm catalogs, and special archival publications useful to anyone, especially scholars, archivists, historians, and researchers interested in genealogy.

American Women and the U.S. Armed Forces: A Guide to the Records of Military Agencies in the National Archives Relating to American Women

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Covering the last two centuries, the records highlighted in this volume discuss women as participants in and victims of war, suppliers of military goods and services, and wives and mothers of soldiers. 1992.

Black History: A Guide to Civilian Records in the National Archives

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This award-winning research guide provides accurate, concise information about civilian records held by the National Archives textual, photographic, and audiovisual that can be used to study the history of African Americans. 1984.

Confederacy: A Guide to the Archives of the Government of the Confederate States of America

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This companion volume to The Union is a guide to the official archives of the government of the Confederate States of America. 1986.

Genealogy Tool Kit: Getting Started on Your Family History at the National Archives

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Whether you're an experienced researcher or just getting started, the Genealogy Tool Kit will help you to navigate the records of the National Archives, from census and naturalization records to military and federal land grant records. With checklists to track your progress, family trees to fill in as you discover your ancestors, and room for taking notes, the Tool Kit will also serve as your own record of your family history project. [Throughout the book, researchers such as Ken Burns tell stories of their own personal discoveries.] Published by the Foundation for the National Archives

Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives, Third Edition

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The Guide is an indispensable aid for researching family genealogy, local history, and social trends. 2001.

List of Free Genealogy Publications

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Free Pamphlets, Brochures, and General Information Leaflets of interest to Genealogists. 1992-2004.

Trans-Mississippi West, 1804-1912: A Guide to Federal Records for the Territorial Period

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This multi-volume guide identifies and describes records in the National Archives that are associated with the American West. These guides alert readers to the research potential of these records and assist in their location. 1993 - 1997.

Union: A Guide to Federal Archives Relating to the Civil War

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This guide provides an opportunity to study the vast collection of US Government documents in the National Archives that relate to the Civil War. 1962/1986.

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