National Archives at Boston

Published by Our Staff

Here are some of the many research subjects that our current and former staff have published and presented to the public. Enjoy!

National Archives Blogs

The National Archives maintains multiple blogs in the interest of sharing more information with the public about our activities. They also exist as a channel for the public to respond to news, upcoming events, and proposed projects.

Prologue Articles

Prologue was published quarterly by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for nearly 50 years. The Winter 2017–18 issue was the last printed edition.

Videos on the National Archives YouTube Channel

Early Naturalization Records from New England States, 1790-1906

Joseph Keefe, Archives Specialist, discusses how to use naturalization proceedings from federal, state and local courts (from Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont) between 1790 and September 26, 1906.

Originally broadcast April 15, 2015.


Finding the Correct Ancestor: Civil War Soldiers and Homesteads

This session highlights a frequent occurrence in genealogy research; multiple people with the same name, living in the same area. Using an example of a Michigan homesteader, who fought in the Civil War, this lecture outlines a process for identifying individuals in order to determine the correct ancestor.

by Jean Nudd, Archivist

Originally broadcast October 29, 2014 during Day 2 of the 2014 Virtual Genealogy Fair.