01 May 2013

Council of State Archives -- a friend to genealogists and family historians

Archives – those wonderful places that we visit to find records!

Did you know that there is something called the Council of State Archivists (CoSA)? I didn’t until this week.

As the website states ...

The Council of State Archivists (CoSA) is a national organization comprising the individuals who serve as directors of the principal archival agencies in each state and territorial government. Under regulations of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, these individuals also serve as the State Historical Records Coordinators who chair their respective State Historical Records Advisory Boards (SHRABs).

And, the website doesn’t just focus on the needs of archivists.  I found some neat stuff such as:

Efforts to both make historical records more available and to preserve all records are always important to our genealogical community.

Some other entities that support archivists are:
State societies – search on your state + Society + Archivists

Are there other associations, councils, etc, which cater to archivists?

Did you find something useful on the CoSA website?

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