Friday, May 23, 2008

National Archives and Ancestry Sign Contract to Digitize More Records

The National Archives (NARA) has signed a contract with Ancestry to digitize many more records.

The following article is from the online newspaper

You will soon be able to find more information on your immigrant ancestors. Thanks to a new
partnership between Ancestry and the National Archives.

NARA based in Washington, DC and the Ancestry Web site signed an agreement that would allow Ancestry to digitize many of its records and make them available online for family tree

With this agreement, Ancestry will make passenger arrival and departure lists between 1897 and 1958 available. Researchers will also be able to find death notices for U.S. citizens abroad between 1835-1974.

Ancestry has around three million users.

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