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Are you just getting started in your research? Have you reached a stumbling block? We can help.
Meet other citizen archivists who transcribe documents and find or post new transcription challenges.
Library of Congress CROWDsourcing
A space for sharing and learning about By the People, the Library of Congress program that invites you to transcribe the Library’s collections. Join us as a virtual volunteer at crowd.loc.gov.
Are you just getting started in your family history research? Have you reached a stumbling block? We can help.
Questions on Federal Census Records including population and non-population schedules of agriculture, manufacturing, mortality, social statistics, and others.
Immigration and Naturalization Records
Immigration-related records including passenger arrival manifests and border crossings, naturalization proceedings, alien registrations, travel documents, enemy alien regulations, immigrant exclusion programs, and other immigrant research topics.
Help for civilians and veterans seeking information and military records, past and present.
Army and Air Force Records
Help for civilians and veterans searching for information and records of the Army, Air Force, War Department, Department of Defense & Intelligence organizations from the Revolutionary War to the present.
Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Records
This community is for records relating to the US Navy, US Marine Corps and US Coast Guard. The National Archives maintains the records of these agencies from their establishments onwards. These records reflect the evolution from the Revolutionary privatee
Military and Civilian Personnel Records
This community is for military, Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), civilian, Official Personnel Files, (OPF), and auxiliary military and civilian personnel records. The accessioned OMPF, OPF, and auxiliary military and civilian personnel records th
Records of the House of Representatives, Senate, and legislative branch organizations and commissions.
Questions and answers about records from Presidential administrations and the Presidential Libraries.
African American Records
Questions and answers about African American records and Black History, including records of enslaved persons, the Freemen's Bureau, Civil Rights, and more.
Native American Records
Ask questions and share information about locating and researching federal Native American Records relating to Tribal Heritage, Membership Rolls, and more.
Women's Rights and Suffrage
We can help answer your questions about the 19th Amendment and the history of the rights of women.
Records of the General Land Office, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Forest Service, and the National Park Service, including Land Entry Case Right of Ways, Mineral Survey, township surveys, and water rights.
The National Archives maintains records created the Federal Courts: U.S Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals, U.S. District Courts, U.S. Circuit Courts, U.S. Territorial Courts, and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts.
Foreign Affairs Records
Questions relating to foreign policy and diplomacy of the United States, including records from the Department of State and related foreign affairs agencies.
Technical Help and Support
Help and Technical Support for History Hub, a support community managed by the National Archives for researchers, citizen historians, and archival professionals.