Category Archives: Records

Weekly Update

Sep 3-Sep 4 – (10am – 4pm EST) National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair   A webcast with speakers from NARA and USCIS.  A conference from the comfort of your armchair!!!  Can’t make it?  Recorded sessions will be online after the event.  Find … Continue reading

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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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Society Projects: Ventura Genealogical Society

The aim of this monthly column is to highlight  the wonderful resources that have been created by our member societies.        VGS revamped their website within the last year.  It is very sleek with an online library catalog, … Continue reading

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Legisltive Alert!! It may not be too late to stop SB 71 (Now Assembly 76)

The case for stopping this bill has been wonderfully stated by “The Legal Genealogist” in today’s blog More records access trouble: California.  Methods to contact the Governor’s office have been outlined in the blog. We have been advised that it … Continue reading

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