Category Archives: Social Media Guides

Your guide to social media at the National Archives

Join the Fourth of July Conversation on Social Media

Every year, Independence Day at the National Archives is an exciting and celebratory day. In addition to signing a facsimile of the Declaration of Independence, hearing “America the Beautiful” performed by an international champion whistler, and mingling with Thomas Jefferson … Continue reading

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Ford Library participates in Wikimedia’s GLAM project

“As soon as I left the session, I knew that this would be a ground-breaking project for us,” said Bettina Cousineau, Exhibits Specialist at the Gerald Ford Library and Museum. Cousineau was at this summer’s Association of Midwest Museums Conference … Continue reading

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The Crossroads of the Genealogy World

Today’s post comes from Gregory Marose, an intern in the National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications Pennsylvania Avenue is synonymous with iconic destinations and extraordinary events. From the White House to the United States Capitol, the notable institutions that … Continue reading

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Join us for Social Media Week DC!

Our business may be the past, but here at the Archives, we use today’s social media tools to bring history to you. Join us for Social Media Week DC with some exciting events. All events will take place in the … Continue reading

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NARA, Wikipedia, and the Day of Infamy

No, I’m not talking about January 18, when English Wikipedia went dark in protest of the House’s  proposed Stop Online Piracy Act and the Senate’s PROTECT IP Act. (Just 10 years ago, having no Wikipedia would not have fazed me in the … Continue reading

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Inspired by the Archives! Top Ten Tips for Writers

This post was written by Laura Brandt and originally appeared on the Facebook page of the Foundation for the National Archives. Flexing your literary muscles this month but facing writers’ block? Don’t forget that the National Archives has a wealth … Continue reading

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Get your smartphone–we’re on SCVNGR!

We’re excited to announce that you can now play with historic records outside the National Archives Building! The Foundation for the National Archives, the National Archives’ nonprofit partner, has partnered with mobile gaming company SCVNGR to build a game that lets … Continue reading

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Social Media for Genealogists

Are you thinking of starting to research your family tree? Or maybe you’re wondering how to use bounty land warrants to find your ancestors? Or do you’re confused on how to search immigration records? The National Archives has programs and resources for beginning … Continue reading

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Tag! You know something!

Last week on Facebook, I posted up a image that my colleague found for Shark Week. It wasn’t a biological shark, but a mechanical one. The caption provided some basic information: “A Chinese soldier guards a line of American P-40 fighter planes, … Continue reading

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NARA on Twitter

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. In honor of our Bill of Rights Twitter Contest, we thought it was high time to review all the tweeting that goes on in the … Continue reading

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