• Tell me more about Citizen Archivists

    Hello I am happy to meet all of you all tell me more this is new to me
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  • Down loading images

    When I try to download an image file I get spaces on either side of it.  It ends up being an image capture of how it appears in the magnification box.  How do I get a proper format of the image for sharing o...
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  • Problems with 1940 Alabama Census Images

    Working on an iPad, I cannot see 1940 Census images for Alabama. Tried a few pages of various districts, but no images. Addtl info: when I tap and attempt to move a (non-existent) image, the screen behind the image sc...
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  • What kinds of records do you like to transcribe?

    Have you visited our Citizen Archivist Dashboard lately? Every week, we post new groups of records and ask our citizen archivists to help tag and transcribe them to make them more searchable. We'd love to hear what ki...
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  • Website document archives: is there a user-friendly way to access agency website pages that previously were available for public viewing but are no longer available, and for which the previous link now says "page not found"?

    Website document archives: is there a user-friendly way to access agency website pages that previously were available for public viewing but are no longer available, and for which the previous link now says "page not ...
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  • Decipherer of 19th-C. German wanted

    Hi to both my fellow Citizen Archivist Transcribers, to National Archives/NARA staffers, and to anyone else who might see this message.   For some months now, I have been working on a National Archives Catalog F...
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  • college students as transcribers?

    Hello, I would like to have students in my upper-level course college course on Women's History assist with document transcription. Are there protocols and/or examples of college-level curricular projects that I can ...
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  • Getting locked out during transcribing

    I have two issues re:lated to transcribing for Citizen Archivists. The first I figured out, but it's still annoying. When I first sign in via the National Archives home page,  I get this message on the screen: &#...
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  • A Career in Archives

    Hello Citizen Archivists and National Archives/NARA staffers,   I am currently a third-year undergraduate student with an English major, History minor, and an Undergraduate Certificate in Museum Studies. As of l...
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  • "The object ID value is not valid" is a message I get when trying to post tags or comments. What does this mean and how do I fix it?

    "The object ID value is not valid" is a message I get when trying to post tags or comments. What does this mean and how do I fix it? I need to enter comments and tags, but it won't let me.  I don't understand wh...
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  • How can I contribute as a Citizen Archivist?

    I was browsing through the Record Group Explorer, and it looks fantastic! I’d like to transcribe some of these records to help as a Citizen Archivist. How can I get started?
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  • Why aren’t all records digitized and available for me to see online?

    I’ve heard the National Archives was going to digitize all of their holdings. When will this be complete?
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  • Which Record Group has the most amount of material? How can I see how much of that is available online?

    I would be interested to know how many records are in each Record Group. Does the Record Group with the most amount of records also have the most scans online?
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  • What is a Record Group?

    I'm a college student who is researching U.S. foreign policy during World War I. When I look in the Catalog, there are references to Record Groups, but I don't know exactly what that is. Can you help, please?
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  • How can I see what National Archives records are in a specific Record Group?

    I understand that a Record Group contains the records of a specific government agency. How do I know exactly what records can be found in each Record Group?
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  • How many pages of National Archives records are digitized and available for me to see online?

    I don’t live near a National Archives facility, so I prefer to do most of my research online. How can I see what is available to me?
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  • Handy tool for figuring out illegible words

    Hi, I would like to share a tool I found online that has helped me figure out many words that were unclear at first.  It's called "Find a word", and the URL is here:   https://www.dcode.fr/word-search ...
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  • How can I see the photographs from a Record Group online?

    I am looking for photos from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). I understand these records are in Record Group 142. How can I see these photos online?   Thanks!
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  • Introducing the Record Group Explorer

    The National Archives recently launched a new pathway to view and explore our records: the Record Group Explorer. This data visualization allows you to browse NARA’s holdings by Record Group. You can use it to g...
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  • How do you transcribe newspaper/magazine columns?

    How do you transcribe newspaper/magazine columns? I’m reviewing someone else’s transcription and they typed first line of first column followed by first line of second column then line break then repeated ...
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