Archival Information by Steven Fisher

By Steven Fisher

From unique manuscripts and letters to sound recordings and start certificate, archival info performs an more and more vital position in glossy study. Libraries and the net have made discovering info on quite a lot of issues quicker and more straightforward, yet now not all information—particularly from fundamental sources—is on hand through neighborhood library branches or on-line assets. utilizing archival info offers its personal demanding situations. fabrics are frequently positioned in lots of various areas: public or educational libraries, executive enterprises, old societies, or museums. they're frequently stored in secured parts the place the general public is particular from shopping. This definitive consultant exhibits beginner and skilled researchers how to define archival info. It offers the best way to use archival fabrics successfully and efficiently.

Topics lined comprise govt records, technological know-how and expertise collections, army files, genealogical documents, company and company records, acting arts information, and activities collections. additionally supplied is an outline of the area of files, together with archival terminology, tips on how to touch information, and archival etiquette. no matter if trying to find a famous author's unique manuscripts, attempting to find presidential papers, or monitoring down a repository of oral histories, Archival info is an quintessential reference.

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Check archival Web sites for information on these special census schedules. S. newspapers date their beginnings back to 1690. Many genealogical archives possess excellent files of state, regional, and local newspapers, usually on microfilm. Searching these files most often produces obituaries, birth announcements, marriage notices, and other types of information rich in family connections. Additional clues to family affairs are often GENEALOGICAL ARCHIVES 31 found in other sections of newspapers, such as legal notices, community news notes, and feature articles.

The Archives Collection also includes books and journals, private manuscripts, photographs, and maps. Brief descriptions of finding aids are available in the Library Catalog of Texas State Agencies. See Processed State Records for a list of finding aids to the processed records of Texas state agencies. Available are searchable databases to the Map Collection, Republic Claims, Confederate Pension Applications, Adjutant General Service Records, and Confederate Indigent Families List. Records Available on Microfilm include: 1867 Voters' Registration; Election Registers; Executive Record Books; Nacogdoches Archives, which include a variety of records maintained by national, regional, and local officials— AMERICAN GOVERNMENTAL ARCHIVES 19 both political and military—of the Mexican government from the mid-eighteenth into the early nineteenth century; and Texas Convict Record Ledgers and Indexes.

S. S. Census Bureau. Individual and household information from these national enumerations, taken every 10 years since 1790, is currently available through 1930. These records form the most widely available source of historical data in the country. Microfilmed copies of the census records are a major part of the collections of most genealogical archives. Copies of some census records are also available on CDs and on the Internet. The census records that most genealogists use are population schedules, which list family information, such as names, ages, places of birth, as well as others.

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