Start Your Family Research
Learn how you can use the resources at the National Archives to explore your family's ancestry.
Can I start my family history research by typing a name in the search box?
While you can't use the search box to find information on a specific person, you can browse the thousands of genealogy-related holdings -- many of which are available online.
Help us transcribe records related to African Americans!
Transcription of documents helps improve search results in the catalog, and it provides better access.
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