Lincoln Archives Digital Project

Lincoln Archives Digital Project This project is digitizing all federal records, housed within the National Archives, created during the administration of Abraham Lincoln.

Imagine having 24/7 access to the over 15 million federal documents, photographs, maps, created during the administration of Abraham Lincoln. We are talking about all executive, legislative, judicial and military records. This project will update the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion. When those 126 volumes were published, the editors selected about 200,000 documents from the over millions of records that were created. The majority of these records are handwritten. In order to make them fully searchable, they are being transcribed to enable indexing and full search capabilities. When the project is completed, all documents will provide a background to help the user understand why the document was created, will provide instant access to related documents from other government agencies, as well as related photos, maps, political cartoons, newspaper articles, podcasts, and will provide a list of suggested books to compliment the primary sources.

Mission: The Lincoln Archives Digital Project is dedicated to providing globally free access to these records.

The Lincoln Archives Digital Project is currently putting RG 75, entry 701, Miscellaneous Records Concerning Depredation...
02/24/2019

The Lincoln Archives Digital Project is currently putting RG 75, entry 701, Miscellaneous Records Concerning Depredation Claims. 1831-93 online. These are simply the wrappers for Depredation Claims submitted. There are three boxes in this particular entry, and box 1 has been completely digitized and is going online.
I am organizing these records in 3 ways: By name of Claimant, by Indian Tribe, and chronologically. I am focusing on the Name and Tribe right now, and will complete chronologically last.

Enjoy the records, and please comment your thoughts.

http://lincolnarchives.org/cgi-bin/lincoln?a=d&d=&sf=&un=kneedles_admin&ky=EPPX41&d=Drg75-701

As you all know, we are in the midst of a government shutdown.  So the Archives is closed.The Lincoln Archives Digital P...
12/31/2018
Lincoln Archive

As you all know, we are in the midst of a government shutdown. So the Archives is closed.
The Lincoln Archives Digital Project is free. NO subscription. I fund this project by doing research at the National Archives.
I am asking you for your support, during this shutdown, especially. There is a "DONATE" button on the home page. If every "like" can donate a Lincoln $5.00, to the project, I will be able to pay the hosting bill to the Amazon Cloud. Any assistance will be so greatly appreciated. www.lincolnarchives.org.
Thanks, in advance, and be prepared for some new records coming online this new year.

Abraham Lincoln

11/30/2018

The Lincoln Archives Digital Project has made a few updates. We have created a "What's New" button above every record group, so you can quickly find what is new and what is currently online. We also have a new Special Feature we are working on, called "The Capture of Jefferson Davis"
Enjoy! Remember that your donations help get records online. There is no subscription. This is a public service project. Show your appreciation with a donation.

Thanks so much for your continued support of the Lincoln Archives Digital Project.  We have changed the look on the NARA...
10/27/2018
Lincoln Archive

Thanks so much for your continued support of the Lincoln Archives Digital Project. We have changed the look on the NARA home page. You now have a "What's New" button right above each Record Group hollinger box. A quick click will show what records are currently online, in that particular record group, along with a link to go directly to those particular records.
Working right now on putting online the "Applications for the portion of reward for the Capture of Jefferson Davis".
http://lincolnarchives.org/cgi-bin/lincoln?a=d&d=&sf=&d=Drg217-mc-b52-60

There is also a special feature on the Capture of Jefferson Davis
http://lincolnarchives.org/cgi-bin/lincoln?a=d&d=&sf=&d=Dcapture-davis
Please send me some feedback.

Abraham Lincoln

09/21/2018

Hello to all, have had a busy year with wonderful interns, and am getting more records online. I have created a new feature for the National Archives records. There are so many records that I have put online, but time consuming to find them. So there is now a "What's New" button above each of the record group boxes when you click on the "NARA" button in the navigation menu. I will list all of the records that are currently online, along with a link to get directly to them.
Remember that your donations help to get this material online, as well, as keeping it online. This is not a money making project, it is free to the global community, but it does cost money to digitize the material, to store the digital images, to host the material on the Amazon Cloud, to keep the equipment working. It does take a village! Please help to support this project!

07/06/2017

Nothing more horrifying than the lack of knowledge in America today. When NPR tweeted the Declaration of Independence, they got slammed by Trump supporters, who didn't even know that it was the Declaration.
That is what is wrong with our country. When our citizens are ignorant, don't know their own history, how can they be intelligent enough to vote?
There used to be a literacy test for voters! Have we reached a point where we have to give this and the citizenship test to our congressmen, and citizens, and demand 100% correct answers to be able to run for Congress or to vote?
Ignorance is NOT bliss! Ignorance breeds discrimination and hatred. Maybe it is time that they pull out some of Abraham Lincoln's speeches, to learn what a great president is, and learn the lessons of great statesmanship.

The Lincoln Archives Digital Project (www.lincolnarchives.org) is proud to announce that we are beginning to put legisla...
07/02/2017

The Lincoln Archives Digital Project (www.lincolnarchives.org) is proud to announce that we are beginning to put legislative records for the 37th Congress, House of Representatives, online. RG 233.

http://www.lincolnarchives.org/cgi-bin/lincoln?a=d&d=&sf=&un=kneedles_admin&ky=xOs6t1&d=Drg233-37

The Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero came down to visit with my 2 interns, who are working with the Washington Center, here in D.C. Joe Barnello, and Briana Van Buskirk, who by the way, is a descendant of a Civil War soldier who was 6' 10" tall. Had Lincoln beat by about 6 inches!

Delightful to work with, and helping to get these records online quicker!:)

Joe is working on these records. Once these are online, they will all be transcribed and fully searchable.

http://www.lincolnarchives.org/cgi-bin/lincoln?a=d&d=&sf=&un=kneedles_admin&ky=TbolV&d=Drg233-hr37a-e

Enjoy!!!

04/13/2017

The Lincoln Archives Digital Project is proud to announce our Special Feature "Assassination of a President". We are currently placing links to records in the various record groups and entries. This Saturday is the 152nd anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. If links to not produce a document, we are still uploading those records for your viewing. This project is a "work in progress", so please have patience with links that do not produce a document or produce an error. Send me a message along with pasting the url on the pages that don't work, and I will do my best to get them fixed in quick order.

This project is a "public service" project. There is no subscription. But there are expenses that need financial contributions. Updating the website, paying the monthly hosting costs, storage space for all digital images. Please contribute to this project. Your gift helps make these records accessible globally.

http://lincolnarchives.org/cgi-bin/lincoln?a=d&d=&sf=&un=kneedles_admin&ky=aZwAm1&d=Dassassination

The Lincoln Archives Digital Project is proud to announce that we are putting online the records related to the assassin...
03/31/2017
Lincoln Archive

The Lincoln Archives Digital Project is proud to announce that we are putting online the records related to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the trial and execution of the conspirators, and the arrest and trial of John Surratt.
We have created a Special Feature "Assassination of a President", and the "Primary Source Documents" link will provide instant access to the records within the many record groups and entries of the National Archives.
While some of the records have been transcribed to be fully searchable, this is an ongoing process.
Go to
http://www.lincolnarchives.org/cgi-bin/lincoln?a=d&d=&sf=&un=kneedles_admin&ky=fC1lq1&d=Dassassination

Abraham Lincoln

03/04/2017
Lincoln Archive

The Lincoln Archives Digital Project is proud to announce that we have started placing the Courtsmartial of the Conspirators online at

http://lincolnarchives.us/cgi-bin/lincoln?e=d-01000-00---off-0lincoln--00-1-DassassinationZz-docs--0-10-0---0---0prompt-10---4-------0-1l--115sdpG-en-50---20-home-1---00-3-1-00-0-0-11-1-kneedles%5fadmin-0utfZz-8-00&a=d&d=&sf=&d=Drg153-15-m-mm2251

The records are being transcribed for full search capabilities. You
can also view related documents in various record groups within the "Assassination of a President" Special Feature, Primary Sources Page, located at

http://lincolnarchives.us/cgi-bin/lincoln?e=d-01000-00---off-0lincoln--00-1-Dassassination--0-10-0---0---0prompt-10---4-------0-1l--117GjR01-en-50---20-home-1---00-3-1-00-0-0-11-1-kneedles%5fadmin-0utfZz-8-00&a=d&d=&sf=&d=Dassassination-docs

Abraham Lincoln

The Lincoln Archives Digital Project is proud to announce that we are working on placing RG 94, Entry 164 - Corresponden...
01/20/2017
Lincoln Archive

The Lincoln Archives Digital Project is proud to announce that we are working on placing RG 94, Entry 164 - Correspondence Concerning "Fremont's Appointments". 1861-64 online. These records are organized in alphabetical order. All of "A" is now online, the goal is to get these records online this weekend. Most have been transcribed.
The Lincoln Archives Digital project was launched in 2002, and was endorsed by the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission in 2007. The goal of the project is to digitize all executive, legislative, judicial and military records, housed in the National Archives, which were created during the presidency of Abraham Lincoln.
This is a public service project. At this time, there is no subscription to access these records.
There is a cost to make these records available online. Equipment, IT support, and hosting costs through the Amazon Cloud, as well as storage of these digital records.
Please consider donating to this great project. Your support is needed to provide these records to the global community.
So go to www.lincolnarchives.us and donate today!

Abraham Lincoln

Happy New Year to everyone!  The Lincoln Archives Digital Project is proud to announce that RG 94, Entry 173 - Indian Pr...
01/01/2017
Lincoln Archive

Happy New Year to everyone! The Lincoln Archives Digital Project is proud to announce that RG 94, Entry 173 - Indian Prisoners, is now online. Most have been transcribed. Most of these documents cover the Dakota War of 1862, as well as a few documents concerning "Curly headed Tom" Enjoy these records, as well as thousands of others at www.lincolnarchives.us. Remember this is a public service project, which depends on your donations to keep this website free.

Abraham Lincoln

The Lincoln Archives Digital project is proud to announce that we are putting online several different sets of records. ...
12/23/2016
Lincoln Archive

The Lincoln Archives Digital project is proud to announce that we are putting online several different sets of records. Some have been transcribed, others are future goals.
1. Turner Baker Papers - RG 94, Entry 179
2. Turner Baker Papers - RG 94, Entry 179a
3. Misc. Records of the Treasury , RG 217, Entry 347, Box 265
4. The Burnside Papers - RG 94, Entry 159, Subseries 1

www.lincolnarchives.us

Abraham Lincoln

12/05/2016

The LIncoln Archives Digital Project wishlist for Christmas!

$50,000 to update the content management system. I currently have over 1000 likes. If those 1000 likes would each donate $50, the money would be raised to get the contact management system upgraded.

* 50 4 TB Seagate hard drives to store digital images

*Volunteers in the DC metro area to help scan records. Have 3 workstations at A1 and would like to focus on digitizing the Halleck Papers this winter. I will continue digitizing the depredation claims from the Dakota War of 1862, as well as the Lincoln Assassination records.

*Volunteer with graphic arts experience to help me with the graphic side of the website

The Lincoln Archives Digital Project is proud to announce a great find!!!!  The invoice for the China for the White Hous...
10/28/2016

The Lincoln Archives Digital Project is proud to announce a great find!!!! The invoice for the China for the White House. Enjoy!!
Support the project with your donation today!

09/11/2016
Lincoln Archive

The Lincoln Archives Digital Project is proud to announce that we now have Box 1 of the 4 boxes of the Jefferson Davis papers online, RG 109, Entry 1. These are currently organized by box, but will soon also be available chronologically.
Box 2 is currently being placed online.

Remember that this project is a public service project. No federal funding has made this project possible. Just hard work and determination. Your donations are always appreciated and welcome.

http://www.lincolnarchives.us/cgi-bin/lincoln?e=d-01000-00---off-0lincoln--00-1-Drg109Zz-01Zz-b2Zz-f8Zz-1--0-10-0---0---0prompt-10---4-------0-1l--11H2k462-en-50---20-home-1---00-3-1-00-0-0-11-1-kneedles%5fadmin-0utfZz-8-00&a=d&d=&sf=&d=Drg109-01

Abraham Lincoln

06/25/2016

The Lincoln Archives Digital Project is proud to announce that we are beginning to place the Depredation files from the Minnesota Dakota War of 1862 records. These records come from the Misc. Accounts of the Treasury, RG 217, Entry 525. This account was closed out in 1877, providing a complete set of the depredation cases, which the original RG 75, Entry 702 does not. Claim No. 1 is now online (Alomina Hamm Hurd).
The 37 pages of claims has been transcribed, and if you click on "Transcription", you can view the claims, which have been organized in groups of 50. Once the claims are placed online, the files will be available via a link on this transcription section of the entry.
http://www.lincolnarchives.us/cgi-bin/lincoln?e=d-01000-00---off-0lincoln--00-1-Drg217Zz-525Zz-minnZz-a--0-10-0---0---0prompt-10---4-------0-1l--11ODyrR1-en-50---20-home-1---00-3-1-00-0-0-11-1-kneedles%5fadmin-0utfZz-8-00&a=d&d=&sf=&d=Drg217-525-1

06/12/2016

There needs to be a paradigm shift in how presidential projects are done. Currently, presidential projects are gathering the signed documents of that president. The Papers of Abraham Lincoln project is currently updating the Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, locating the original that Basler located in 1953, as well as locating signed Lincoln documents that were missed by Basler, either at the Archives, or those that were held in private collection. They are also digitizing the letters that were written to Lincoln.
But this still does not provide the researcher with the documents that Lincoln read while in his various cabinet offices, in the telegraph office. Having the full administration's papers online, including all executive, legislative, judicial, and military records, allowing the users to see how the State department handled foreign and domestic policy, the Treasury's handling of paying for government services, how the Interior Dept. dealt with Indian affairs, internal improvements, so on and so forth.
Placing all of the federal records online, in a manner that allows the documents to speak to each other, across the hundreds of record groups, and millions of entries, gives you, the user, the opportunity to finally research your topic, not spend unlimited time, searching through the records to locate those documents you need to do your research.
There is so much new scholarship and research waiting to be used. The Lincoln Archives Digital Project is working to make those resources available to you. Our project hasn't had the $800,000 annual budget that the Papers project has had, but with your support, this project will provide a resource that will provide generations of scholars, researchers, and lifelong learners, the opportunity to understand Abraham Lincoln, the President, with a 360 degree look at the United States from 1861-1865 through the federal records created.

04/11/2016
Lincoln Archive

The Lincoln Archives Digital Project is proud to announce that all of 1861 Letters Received - President is now online. Entry 9 of RG 60 is organized by the agency which sent the Letter, then chronologically.
Some of the letters have been transcribed for search capabilities. These letters have been registered in Entry 6. Each document through 1863 has a number associated with the document. If you want to look for a specific document by number, you can type just the number to locate the document in the search feature, to check to see if it has been placed online. Be patient as we scan the records, and then in phase 2, place them online with a transcription.

http://www.lincolnarchives.us/cgi-bin/lincoln?e=d-01000-00---off-0lincoln--00-1-Drg60Zz-09Zz-presZz-1861jun29Zz-1--0-10-0---0---0prompt-10---4-------0-1l--11btkIY-en-50---20-home-1---00-3-1-00-0-0-11-1-kneedles_admin-0utfZz-8-00&a=d&d=&sf=&d=Drg60-09-pres

Abraham Lincoln

04/08/2016

Sorry to have fallen off the map, but have been so busy scanning records, I am exhausted by the time I get home. Have been spending most of my time over the last several weeks with the Attorney General RG 60, Entry 9, Letters Received records. There are over 120 boxes of records. They are organized by the Agency who sent the letters, then chronologically.
Looking for volunteers in the D.C. area who would be interested in helping to scan records at both the Washington, D.C. area, as well as the College Park facility. While this is a public service project, and is free, all of the work has been done by myself, as well as interns, over the years. There are monthly hosting costs (approximately $200, which includes the digital storage of images) Donations are gladly accepted, and always welcome!

01/31/2016
Lincoln Archive

The Lincoln Archives Digital Project is proud to announce that all of July 1863, Telegrams Received (299 documents) are now online for viewing.
http://www.lincolnarchives.us/cgi-bin/lincoln?e=d-01000-00---off-0lincoln--00-1-Drg94Zz-159Zz-01Zz-14Zz-trZz-1863--0-10-0---0---0prompt-10---4-------0-1l--11T5wex-en-50---20-home-3---00-3-1-00-0-0-11-1-kneedles_admin-0utfZz-8-00&a=d&d=&sf=?&d=Drg94-159-01-14-tr-186307

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Abraham Lincoln

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