18 August 2009

How Do You Want The Archives Served?

Over Easy?

Not me. Given the opportunity, I would prefer to research onsite. But alas, I am geographically challenged. 2,899 miles to be exact.

Yes, NARA has a regional facility close to me in
San Bruno. . . . . but come on, it's not the same and you all know it! I get all hot and bothered just thinking about an opportunity to do research in Washington, DC. I have a re-occurring dream that I have won a grand prize - an all expense paid trip to NARA in Washington, DC. Not only that, they are closing to the public for 1 week just for me. I will be assigned a personal assistant from their staff (my choice, of course) to be locked in there 24 hours a day for 1 week.

Er. . where was I? Oh, oh yeah - the reason for this post.

The National Archives has joined the Geneabloggers, sort of. They now have their very own blog. A blog about online public access to the records. They have very cleverly named it :


They describe the blog :

We began this blog because we are hoping to talk with you about online public access to the records held by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). We care about improving your researcher experience.

Finally a chance to let them know what you want. Finally, real people behind the curtain that are ready, willing and able to actually listen to what you have to say.

1 comment:

  1. I have the same dream about Teddy Roosevelt's home in Sagamore Hill :)