20 January 2017
On Facebook, The Society of American Archivists (SAA) shared this link, The CIA’s Secret History Is Now Online (BuzzFeed News)
But today the CIA posted the Castro record on its website along with more than 12 million pages of the agency’s other declassified documents that have eluded the public, journalists, and historians for nearly two decades.
You can search the archive (CREST) here and also learn about its history.
Odds are that you won’t find a family member listed and you could learn more historical context for a place or event relevant to your family history.
I found it funny, that Oldham (Lancashire, England) was noted in a London Daily Telegraph, 14 July 1980 news items “Oldham, Lancs … Soviet news agency Tass yesterday; as sites of secret schools for agent’s training to, dis…? rupt the Moscow’ Olympics” … I wonder what my gran thought when she read this back in the day.
What particular document caught your eye?
Did you find an ancestor or family member mentioned?
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