Sunday, December 11, 2011

(USA) National Archives Online Public Access (OPA)

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

The [USA] National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) started their Online Public Access (OPA) system earlier in 2011. It is a prototype first step to providing single research to the NARA records from several of their systems including the Archival Research Catalogue (ARC), Access to Archival Databases (AAD), Archives.gov and the Electronic Records Archive (ERA).
See: http://www.archives.gov/research/search/index.html

Recently added to the OPA system are logbooks of US Navy Ships and Stations, 1941-1978 (some of the records may not yet be available online). See:
http://research.archives.gov/description/594258

Thank you to Marlene Bishow, President, JGS Greater Washington (JGSGW) for alerting us to this new online resource.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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