|The citation to Hatton's article, plus the record group number (RG029) indicating the type of NARA record used in the article. Record Group 29 is Bureau of the Census which is in the Genealogical cluster (the one genealogists are most familiar with). A complete rundown of the names and number of these groups can be found here.|
I just found out about the "Quarterly Compilation of Periodical Literature Reflecting the Use of Records in the National Archives and Records Administration." Yes, it is quite a mouthful.
I've been wondering for a while if there was this kind of resource readily available--one that mentions historical and genealogical periodical literature that has used NARA materials as a source. I stumbled on it when looking for online references to Stephen B. Hatton's great article "Which way did the census taker walk or ride his horse?" in the July/September (Vol 41, No. 3) NGS Magazine.
NARA has its own publication, Prologue Magazine, which showcases what kinds of records are available at NARA and how to use them:
Prologue magazine brings readers stories based on the rich holdings and programs of the National Archives across the nation—from Washington, DC, to the regional archives and the Presidential libraries. Access our articles online, in print, or download high-quality issues for your e-reader or smart phone at Zinio .
Prologue has been published quarterly by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for nearly 50 years.
I like that they are keeping track of other publications using NARA materials with the quarterly compilation of other sources beside Prologue, and it's good to know where to find it. I have only begun wading into their holdings, census records being the ones I've used the most, so this should be helpful to have an idea of what is possible to research going forward.
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