Lecture: How to find USVI documents at the US Natl Archives

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Lecture: How to find USVI documents at the US Natl Archives

Postby bimjim » Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:32 pm

How to find Virgin Islands documents at the U.S. National Archives

October 3, 2015, 2pm @ Caribbean Genealogy Library

After the Transfer of the Virgin Islands to the USA in 1917 the records of the territory were split across continents. While many documents from the Danish West Indies (DWI) era remain in the Virgin Islands, both the Danes and the Americans transported documents to their respective homelands.

This workshop will focus on locating Virgin Islands documents held by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Participants will learn about the different U.S. agencies which kept records on the Territory in the post-Transfer era. We will also discuss the finding aids and research resources for locating DWI-era documents.

Anyone interested in planning a visit to the U.S. Archives for historical or genealogical research will find the tips and tricks invaluable for their trip.

Presenter Rob Upson will also premiere several documents located at the US Archives as part of CGL's Transfer-Era Digitization Project. CGL volunteers digitized over 45 gigabytes of Transfer-Era Virgin Islands data in the spring of 2015. Sample documents from the project will used as examples during the course of the workshop. A complete unveiling of the Transfer-Era Digitization project will be made at a follow-up workshop.

See you at the library,
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