For those who will using the National Archives I, II in the Washington DC area, all researchers are now required to use locking bags for removing reproductions, personal notes and other papers. This new policy began December 27, 2010. For the announcement go to: http://www.archives.gov/news/
For information on the locked bags go to:
National Archives I is located at 700 Pennsylvania Ave Washington DC.
NARA II is located at 8601 Adelphi Road College Park Maryland
This is important for those who reside in the area, plan to visit the Greater Washington area and to do research at the National Archives during the 31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy hosted by the JGS of Greater Washington August 14-19, 2011. Be prepared for a mandatory search of your papers...this new policy is an effort to tighten records security procedures. Previous postings have mentioned the problem with documents being taken illegally from the National Archives
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee