The Journal of San Diego History
Summer 1984, Volume 30, Number 3
Thomas L. Scharf, Editor

Book Notes

Raymond Starr, Book Review Editor

Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives. Revised Edition. Washington: National Archives Trust Fund Board. 1983. Appendices. Index. 304 Pages. $21.00 Hardcover. $17.00 Paper.

This revised Guide is the logical starting point for genealogical or family history research in the National Archives. It will lead you to population and immigration materials (such as censuses, arrival lists, naturalization records); to military records of many varieties; to records of specific groups, such as civilians, Indians, Afro-Americans, seamen, or government employees. It will also take you to sources in land, claims, court, cartographic records, and to what is available in microform. With the growing popularity of the “New Social History and family history,” this book should appeal to a wide audience. It can be ordered from: Guide, National Archives, Box 124, Washington, D.C. 20408.