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Genealogy Series: From Here to There: Researching Office of Indian Affairs Employees

National Archives Museum

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT

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Researching ancestors who worked for federal agencies is a popular topic at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and this presentation will tie together the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Official Personnel Files (OPF) held in St. Louis with the agency field records located in various NARA field sites. The session will open with what can be found in the OPFs and how to request them. Cara Lebonick will then conduct a deep dive into several OPFs of Native women employed by the BIA before handing it off to Cody White, who will then explore what further information can be found in the regional records of the BIA. Together, Cara and Cody will show how the holdings across the National Archives can provide a more complete genealogical story.

Additional details and handouts on the Genealogy Series web page.

Presented by the National Archives Know Your Records Program.



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