Ancestry Now Digitizing Onsite at NARA

National Archives ext. bandw.bmpBack in May, I blogged about an agreement between NARA and Ancestry that would allow Ancestry to digitize records onsite at Ancestry. I was browsing through the Ancestry blog and apparently that process has begun.

While Ancestry has made digitized copies of previously microfilmed records available in the past, what’s exciting about this is that Ancestry is now onsite digitizing collections that were previously only available at the National Archives. According to the Ancestry blog post by Chris Lydiksen,

Two of the early projects are 1) Death Reports of American Citizens Abroad, 1835-1974 and 2) Passenger and Crew Arrival and Departure Lists, 1897-1958.

5 thoughts on “Ancestry Now Digitizing Onsite at NARA

  1. War of 1812.

    Big genealogical gap between Revolution and early frontier and Civil War.

    Digitize that!

  2. I totally agree! We need the War of 1812 and the Mexican War.

    On topic with the blog, I’m looking forward to see all the new records.

  3. I recently was accepted into the General Society of the War of 1812 from my mother`s side-John O`Neill “Hero of the battle of Havre de Grace”, Harford (then Baltimmore) county, MD. Took quite awhile to get acceptable proof due to the lack of official records.
    Is this of interest?

    Joe D from Rock Hall, MD

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