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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records from the Great Depression

FERA (Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works) Also know as the PWA (Public Works Administration) 1933-1938. NARA RG135 The Federal Emergency Relief Act passed by Congress in May, 1933, was the first step in the program of relief at the beginning … Continue reading

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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records from the Great Depression

USMC (United States Maritime Commission) Merchant Marine Act of 1936 (49 Stat.  91985), approved June 29, 1936                     merged the U.S. Shipping Board Bureau of the Department of Commerce and the … Continue reading

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Weekly Update

20 July: Merced County Genealogical Society birthday celebration 27 July: The Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research, (SHHAR) will hold a recognition luncheon honoring Mimi Lozano, past president. Mimi served as president of SHHAR for over 25 years. 12:00 pm, Sat., July … Continue reading

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