06 October 2015

NARA’s Digitization Priorities Announced

A couple of months ago NARA sought input into what it should prioritize going forward in terms of digitization, Do You Have Suggestions for NARA’s Digitization Priorities?

The results of that query have now been published, Announcing NARA’s Digitization Priorities.

Our genealogical community was definitely heard from ... “Overwhelmingly, people asked us to digitize records of genealogical interest, including immigration and ethnic heritage records; military and veterans records, especially those from World War I and II; and, of course, records that had preservation concerns.”

Do check out the full list as published and note that “The following represents our top priorities – it is by no means the entire list of what we would like to digitize over time; however, these projects will be our primary focus over the next 18-24 months. Please note, list order does not reflect order in which projects will be undertaken.” 

Which of the listed records are you most anticipating access to?

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