National Archives Records & Documents Available
These digital images of records preserved in the National Archives represent a growing collection of millions of historic records now becoming available online for the first time. Read about our partnership with the US National Archives (Please note: Fold3 was formerly named Footnote).
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National Archives Titles include
- Papers of the Continental Congress
The correspondence, journals, committee reports, and records of the Continental Congress (1774-1789).
- Constitutional Convention Records
Journals of proceedings, early drafts, and other papers relating to the formation of the US Constitution.
- Mathew B. Brady Photo Collection
Brady led a team of photographers who captured thousands of the most memorable images of the Civil War.
- Southern Claims Commission
In the 1870s, southerners claimed compensation from the U.S. government for items used by the Union Army, ranging from corn and horses, to trees and church buildings.
- Civil War Pension Index
Index to pension applications for service in the U.S. Army between 1861 and 1917, grouped according to the units in which the veterans served.
- FBI Case Files 1908-1922
The Bureau of Investigation investigated real and perceived threats to the nation and its citizens before it became the FBI.
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