Federal Records Documenting Caribbean Immigrants: 1890-1930

Today's blog is written by Damani Davis, Reference Archivist at the National Archives in Washington, D. C. When commencing research at the National Archives, genealogists typically begin with census, immigration, and military records.  In terms of federal records, these are the three that most commonly hold personal information on the ancestors of most Americans.  This … Continue reading Federal Records Documenting Caribbean Immigrants: 1890-1930

Celebrating the 95th Birthday of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela through NARA Photographs

Today's blog was written by Tina L. Ligon, Archivist at the National Archives and Michael Arzate, Summer Diversity Intern at the National Archives There is perhaps no other name so greatly associated with the South African anti-apartheid movement as Nelson Mandela’s. He is considered one of the greatest global advocates for peace and equality in … Continue reading Celebrating the 95th Birthday of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela through NARA Photographs

Bringing Black History into the 21st Century

This post is written by Tina L. Ligon, an Archivist in the Textual Processing Division of the National Archives and Project Lead for the Updated Black History Guide. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is dedicated to preserving the history of the Federal Government and the American people. In 1984, Dr. Debra Newman Ham … Continue reading Bringing Black History into the 21st Century