I recently made my first visit to the National Archives and Record Administration (NARA). I've written a series of articles designed to help you make your first visit and to open up the records of the National Archives for your use. This article is the table of contents, as it were, for that series.
I didn't write the articles in the logical sequence shown below, so you can't use the "Newer Post" and "Older Post" links at the bottom of each article to move through the recommended sequence. Return here to click the link to the next article.
- The Archives website
- NARA Publications
- Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives
- "Section B, Military Records," Genealogical Research
- Compiled Military Service Records (CMSRs)
- Civil War Soldiers and Sailors
- Colored sheet finding aids
Records online or on microfilm
- NARA Records in your home town: Archives.gov, Ancestry.com, FHL/FHC
- NARA records on Footnote.com as of November 2008
- Other NARA records online: HeritageQuest online, FamilySearch.org (pilot)
Lodging, transportation and meals
- Staging a visit to Archives I - Airport, motel and metro
- Maps and restaurant reviews for the Greenbelt/College Park area