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Thursday, June 9, 2016

International Archives Day

June 9 is International Archives Day. The date was chosen because the International Council on Archives was created on 9 June 1948. The purpose of International Archives Day is to raise awareness of the importance of records and archives and to raise the public, private, and private sectors' awareness of the necessity of preservation and access.

The 2016 theme for International Archives Day is "Archives, Harmony and Friendship." Events are held all over the world. The celebration will continue until the September 2016 ICA Congress in Seoul, Korea.

Archives are very important for genealogical research. Some of the archives that I have visited are the Tennessee State Library and Archives; the Metro Archives in Nashville, Tennessee; the Williamson County Archives in Franklin, Tennessee; the New Jersey State Archives; the New York State Archives; the Library of VirginiaBibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec; Stadtarchiv Hürth, Germany; and Stadtarchiv Remagen, Germany;

About the International Archives Day 
International Archives Day: 9th June 2016

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