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

American University


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

EMC Corporation

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)


FindMyPast makes original historical documents available to search online, with a focus on genealogical documents.

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)

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

Past Partnerships/Agreements

Ancestry agreement (2008)

FamilySearch agreement (2007)



University of Texas