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  • Naturalization Records at the National Archives

    Naturalization is the process by which an alien becomes an American citizen. It is a voluntary act; naturalization is not required.   Prior to September 27, 1906, any "court of record" (municipal, county, state,...
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  • Census Records May Help Locate Immigration and Naturalization Records

    Census records often provide valuable hints to an individual’s immigration and naturalization dates or status. This blog post will outline those clues.   Country of Birth   Each person’s state or...
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    last modified by Claire Kluskens
  • Records of the International Military Tribunal (IMT) at Nuremberg in the National Archives Collection of World War II War Crimes Records (Record Group 238)

    The National Archives Collection of World War II War Crimes Records (Record Group (RG) 238) includes records of World War II war crimes trials in Europe and the Far East. In Europe, the United States participated in w...
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  • 1950 Census:  Form P1, Population and Housing Schedule Questions 29 to 33 for All Persons on “Sample” Lines Who Were 14 Years of Age and Over

    This is our seventh detailed look at the Form P1, Population and Housing Schedule, that was used in most of the United States.  This post will focus on questions 29 to 33 that were asked of persons on “samp...
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  • Researching USAF Foreign Aerial Photography

    The National Archives Cartographic Branch holds aerial photographs of foreign areas flown by the United States Air Force (USAF). This photography can be found in the series Aerial Photographs, 1935 - 1970, from Record...
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  • Researching Records of the Department of State in the National Archives Microfilm Catalog

    The National Archives is currently digitizing microfilmed records; once digitized, publications are added to NARA’s primary online Catalog covering all federal agencies. Foreign Affairs researchers, however, may...
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  • Visual Cues and Clues: Looking ON the Photo

    Photograph of Researcher in the Central Search Room of the National Archives Building. 64-PR-20-1, NAID: 74228254   In this edition of Visual Cues and Clues, let’s step outside the box and explore photogra...
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  • Census Fun Fact #5 - The Geography Division's Quick Reference Card File of 1950 Census Population Data

    Card files are yesteryear’s version of databases and spreadsheets – and they were everywhere. Think of grandmother’s recipe card boxes, library card catalogs, and the executive’s “Rolodex...
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  • 1950 Census: How the Census Forms and Procedures Were Developed

    NARA expects to digitally release the 1950 population census schedules for researcher use on April 1, 2022, which is 72 years after the official 1950 census day of April 1, 1950. This is the first in a series of blog ...
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  • 1950 Census:  It Took More Than 148,000 People to Make it Happen!

    NARA expects to digitally release the 1950 population census schedules for researcher use on April 1, 2022, which is 72 years after the official 1950 census day of April 1, 1950. This is the second in a series of blog...
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  • 1950 Census:  How the Data were Used

    NARA expects to digitally release the 1950 population census schedules for researcher use on April 1, 2022, which is 72 years after the official 1950 census day of April 1, 1950. This is the third in a series of blog ...
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  • 1950 Census:  The Answer Is ... a Lot of Numbers and Publications

    NARA expects to digitally release the 1950 population census schedules for researcher use on April 1, 2022, which is 72 years after the official 1950 census day of April 1, 1950. This is the fourth in a series of blog...
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  • 1950 Census:  The Beautiful Portfolio Control Label

    Government forms usually look boring.  White paper.  Black ink.  Dull.   The Census Bureau chose green or blue ink for many 1950 census forms.  Color, but still just one color.   However,...
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  • 1950 Census:  Field Enumeration Procedures

    NARA expects to digitally release the 1950 population census schedules for researcher use on April 1, 2022, which is 72 years after the official 1950 census day of April 1, 1950. This is the sixth in a series of blog ...
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  • 1950 Census:  T-Nights, April 11 and 13, 1950

    NARA expects to digitally release the 1950 population census schedules for researcher use on April 1, 2022, which is 72 years after the official 1950 census day of April 1, 1950. This is the seventh in a series of blo...
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  • 1950 Census:  The Official Census Day – April 1, 1950

    NARA expects to digitally release the 1950 population census schedules for researcher use on April 1, 2022, which is 72 years after the official 1950 census day of April 1, 1950. This is the eighth in a series of blog...
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    last modified by Claire Kluskens
  • Census Fun Fact #5 – The Geography Division’s Quick Reference Card File of 1950 Census Population Data

    Card files are yesteryear’s version of databases and spreadsheets – and they were everywhere. Think of grandmother’s recipe card boxes, library card catalogs, and the executive’s “Rolodex...
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    last modified by Claire Kluskens
  • 1950 Census:  "Usual Place of Residence"

    NARA expects to digitally release the 1950 population census schedules for researcher use on April 1, 2022, which is 72 years after the official 1950 census day of April 1, 1950. This is the ninth in a series of blog ...
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  • 1950 Census:  Make Sure You Count!

    NARA expects to digitally release the 1950 population census schedules for researcher use on April 1, 2022, which is 72 years after the official 1950 census.  This is the tenth in a series of blog posts on the 19...
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    last modified by Claire Kluskens
  • 1950 Census:  Infant Cards and the Special Infant Enumeration Study

    NARA expects to digitally release the 1950 population census schedules for researcher use on April 1, 2022, which is 72 years after the official 1950 census.  This is the 11th in a series of blog posts on the 195...
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