When doing any genealogy research in the United States, you will undoubtedly end up finding some sources in the National Archives. It’s one of the greatest collections of historical information in the country. You’d best know how to use it.
Where are the Archives?
It’s not just one building so you can’t just show up and tour all of the Archives at once. The complete collection of material is actually housed over a number of different locations, including museums, libraries and smaller archive centers. The main facility is in Washington D.C, where you can also see historical icons such as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. This is the main place where researchers go but it will depend on the documents you are particularly looking for. Their website has a list of all locations and the details on visiting and seeing materials. (more…)
06 Jan 2013