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National Archives at Chicago - November 2015 E-News:
- November is Native American Heritage Month
- NARA Archivist Katie Dishman Returns to Corporate Archives
- The Gales of November: Edmund Fitzgerald 40th Anniversary
- National Archives at Chicago Joins Chicagoland Archives Month Event in October
- Naturalization Petitions from the U.S. District Court for the Chicago Division of the Northern District of Illinois now online
- Meet Our Newest Interns!
- Saturday Hours End
- Bankruptcy Case Files No Longer held at Chicago
- New exhibits from the National Archives at Philadelphia
- Researcher News newsletter, Spring 2015 edition
- National Archives at Chicago - April 2015 E-News:
- The Dawn of the Atomic Age and Beyond: Photographs from Argonne National Laboratory
- The National Archives at Chicago Workshops for 2015
- National Archives at Chicago March 2015 Newsletter
The following series from the National Archives Building in Washington, DC has been digitized by Ancestry and is now available online:
RG 52, NM-48 51, Registers of Patients at Naval Hospitals, 1812 - 1929
(National Archives Identifier: 2745846)
- RG 52, NM-48 51, Registers of Patients at Naval Hospitals, 1812 - 1929
- National Archives at Chicago - February 2015 Newsletter
- Records Relating to D-Day
- Reference Reports related to Federal Employees
- List of Series in the Records of the United States Food Administration, Record Group 4, at the National Archives at Fort Worth
- Vessel and Station Log Books at the National Archives
- Research Guide to the Criminal Case Files of Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1866-1900
- Index to Forest Service Photos, from Series "Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History, ca. 1897-ca. 1980"
- Unsealed Materials from US v. Liddy
- Supreme Court of the United States - 2011 Term Audio Recordings of Oral Arguments/Opinions
- Preparing for release of 1940 Census on April 2, 2012
- US Presidents in Census Records
- New and Updated Foreign Policy and State Department pages
- Genealogy Reference Reports for Native American Research
- Genealogy Reference Reports for African American Research
- Genealogy Reference Reports for Military Research
- Marine Corps Command Chronologies for the Vietnam War
- List of NARA Microfilm Publications and Original Records Digitized by NARA's Digitization Partners
- NARAtions: Blog about access to the Records of the U.S. National Archives
Microfilm can now be searched and ordered online
- Federal military pension applications files for military service from the American Revolution up to before World War I.
- Individual pages of Federal population census schedules, 1790-1930.
- Land entry files (such as credit, cash, homestead, and mineral) or surrendered military bounty-land warrants files (Acts of 1788, 1812, 1847, 1850, and 1855).
- Bounty-land warrant application files for Federal military service before 1856.
- Ship passenger arrival records, 1820-1959.
- Eastern Cherokee application records, 1906-1909.
- Compiled military service records for regular forces up to before World War I.
Use the Access to Archival Databases (AAD) system to search some of NARA's electronic records holdings.
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