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As 2021 draws to a close, we're taking a look back at some of the more engaging and intriguing questions that the History Hub community has fielded this year.  Several have been featured as our "Questions of the Week" and highlighted on the National Archives' social media accounts including Twitter and Facebook.


Do you have a favorite?  Vote in the latest poll: Select your Favorite History Hub Question of 2021 or suggest your own!


#5: Seeking Clayton's Guide or other guides to 1850s Oregon Trail

For anyone who remembers the old Oregon Trail video game, see this thread to locate sources and records from the actual Oregon Trail.

Oregon Trail

#4: What is the latest information on Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan?

The disappearance of the pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart remains as compelling a mystery as ever.  History Hub has received several questions regarding her disappearance.

Amelia Earhart

#3: How to search U.S. Census records?

With the impending release of the 1950 U.S. Decennial Census, interest in Census Records is at an all time high.  Be sure to check out the series of blog posts in the Census Records community.

Census researcher

#2: When has the government used "Cannot Confirm or Deny"?

Also known as a "Glomar Response," this question explores the government's use of the enigmatic phrase "…we can neither confirm nor deny…"

Glomar Response

#1: Top Secret WW2 documents- still secret?

This user would like to know if donated collection of documents stamped 'Top Secret' were still considered classified.

Top secret


Thanks to the entire History Hub community for helping to provide answers, suggestions, and encouragement to all the users who have come to History Hub for help with their questions.  Your help is invaluable!