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World War II Records in the Cartographic and Architectural Branch of the National Archives by Daryl Bottoms79
Presidential Libraries Holdings Relating to Prisoners of War and Missing in Action by Dale C. Mayer104
Records of Military Agencies Relating to African Americans from the Post-World War I Period to the Korean War by Lisha B. Penn105
Military Service Records at the National Archives by Trevor K. Plante109
Using Civilian Records for Genealogical Research in the National Archives, Washington, DC, Area110
Research in the Land Entry Files of the General Land Office : Record Group 49 by Kenneth Hawkins114
Records Relating to Railroads in the Cartographic Section of the National Archives by Peter F. Brauer116

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  1. Select list of publications of the National Archives and Records Administration (SuDoc AE 1.113:3/2001) by U.S. National ... Administration (2001)
  2. Research in the land entry files of the General Land Office : Record Group 49 (SuDoc AE 1.113:67/998) by U.S. National ... Administration (1998)
  3. Military Service Records: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications by National Archives & Rec. Admin. (1985)
  4. Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives of the United States by Anne Bruner Eales (1982)
  5. Preliminary inventory of the Land-entry papers of the General Land Office by Harry P. Yoshpe (2007)
  6. Black family research : records of post-Civil War federal agencies at the National Archives by Reginald Washington (2001)
  7. Understanding and Using Baptismal Records by John T. Humphrey (1996)
  8. Records relating to personal participation in World War II : "The American soldier" surveys (SuDoc AE 1.124:78) by United States., (1997)
  9. Courthouse Research for Family Historians: Your Guide to Genealogical Treasures by Christine Rose (2004)
  10. Military Bounty Land 1776-1855 by Christine Rose (2011)
  11. Land & Property Research in the United States by E. Wade Hone (1997)
  12. Genealogical and Biographical Research: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications by NARA (1983)
  13. How to Plot Land Surveys a Basic Primer for Drawing Deeds, Surveys and Other Land Descriptions by Neal Otto Hively (2000)
  14. Locating Your Roots: Discover Your Ancestors Using Land Records by Patricia Law Hatcher (2003)
  15. The Genealogist's Guide to Researching Tax Records by Carol Cooke Darrow (2007)

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