I received an email from genea-blogger (Circlemending), speaker and genea-musician par excellence Jean Wilcox Hibben, who lives in Riverside County, California. As luck would have it, the Pacific Region branch of the National Archives moved to Perris, California just a few miles from her home! Talk about good fortune! Apparently, Jean is working there also!
Jean has started mining records on her ancestral families at the Archives branch, and sent this email to me:
"I want to let you know about a blogging project I have begun, in conjunction with the National Archives, Pacific Region, Riverside County (CA). There are many microfilms with helpful genealogical information, available for viewing, but most people are unaware of them. With the help of Kerry Bartels, my supervisor there, and Gwen Granados, the director, I am highlighting some of these collections throughout the upcoming weeks and months. The first of the blogs simply tells how to navigate the NARA site to find microfilms, then I focus on Letters of Application and Recommendation from various Presidential administrations. Below are the links to these 4 different blogs."
National Archives, Pacific Region, Riverside County, CA - How to Find Microfilms in the Facility (posted 25 February 2011)