National Archives and Records Administration

National Archives in Washington, DC

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the repository for the U.S. government’s important documents. These records are a valuable source of information you can use to learn about your family’s history, prove a veteran’s military service, or research an interesting historical topic.

Research Our Records

Explore U.S. history through documents, photos, and records.

Veterans’ Service Records

Request military records and learn about other services for yourself or a family member.

Resources for Genealogists

Learn about resources and events to help explore your family’s ancestry.

Visit the National Archives Website

Much more is available on the website for the National Archives.