Digitization at the National Archives

Digitization Partnerships

Digitization partnerships present an opportunity for increased access to historical government information through the increased availability of information technology products and services. Please consult NARA's Principles for Partnerships for more information.

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is working with the following partners to digitize and make available National Archives holdings.

Current Partnership Agreements


Ancestry has a very clear focus on records of interest to genealogists. (May 20, 2008-ongoing)

Le Bibliotheque Nationale de France

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

Dickinson College

Digital Commonwealth

FamilySearch, also known as Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU)

FamilySearch has a very clear focus on records of interest to genealogists. (October 23, 2007- ongoing)

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Fold3.com (formerly Footnote, now held by Ancestry)

Fold3 is focused on military records, with particular interest on records documenting personal military service, but they may digitize other military records that add context to the records relating to individual service personnel. (January 10, 2007- ongoing)

Moon Collectors, LLC

The Barack Obama Foundation

Paradise Entertainment, Limited

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS)

Veterans Affairs Department (VA)

Past Partnerships/Agreements

American University

Ancestry agreement (2008)

EMC Corporation

FamilySearch agreement (2007)

Fish and Wildlife Service



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 

University of Texas