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The Know Your Records program provides educational resources on how to access and do research using U.S. Federal Government records held at the National Archives and Records Administration.

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World War II Code Girls: What’s in a Name?
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World War II (WWII) was a trying time for the United States, but also an engaging one for women. As in the past, women answered the wartime call to fill the workplace, however, WWII had different demands than previous conflicts.Technology had advanced and women were filling many new roles to meet those new demands. Cryptographers or “Code Girls” fall into this category. These positions were in many branches of the military as well as Federal agencies. Locating the "Code Girl" personnel records presents a unique challenge. Women’s records are historically difficult to track down due to name changes and naming conventions such as “Mrs. (husband’s name).”  Reference Archives Specialist Cara Moore Lebonick, takes you through the process of tracking down “Code Girl” personnel records at the National Archives at St. Louis and deciphering what they can reveal! 

View videos from previous events on people, places, events and other popular topics of interest for your research from these playlists.

African American Records

World War II Photo

 Arts & Culture

Declaration of Independence

America's Founding Documents

US Capitol Dome

 Federal Government


Events, Centennials & Holidays




Foreign Policy, Military Records & Investigations



group of people


Preserving Family Records


Maritime, Aviation, Science & Technology


All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.