For a third year in a row, Family Tree Magazine, has named the NDSU Institute for Regional Studies Archives website the best North Dakota website for doing genealogical and family history research in the state. In its article “Top 75 Websites of 2012” in the December issue it states “In selecting this year’s best state websites, we looked especially for databases (at least one per state) where you can search for your ancestors’ names. Some sites also have digital images of original records, and several of the sites regularly add new searchable documents.”
Trista Raezer, interim director of the NDSU Archives was featured in the The Forum's business section, in a weekly column entitle "It's My Job" by Angie Wieck. The story ran December 17, 2012, and can be viewed on the Inforum website at:
Semester break/holiday hours will be Monday, Dec. 17, through Friday, Jan. 4. Hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas Eve Day (Dec. 24th) NDSU Archives is open until Noon. We will be closed December 25 (Christmas Day) and January 1 (New Years Day). Regular hours will resume Monday, Jan. 7.
The NDSU Archives will be changing its Wednesday evening schedule starting January 2013. The archives will be open on the first and third Wednesdays of each month during the academic school year. On those Wednesdays the Archives will be open until 8 PM.
The dates for evening hours during Spring Semester will be:
“For Eagles to be Crows” a series of programs aired on KDSU in 1973, have now been digitized and loaded into Digital Horizons. The programs were intended to facilitate interracial understanding and allow the Native American people of North Dakota the opportunity to speak about their past, their future, and what was important to them from their own point of view. The programs are divided into three sections, the first sections contains the heritage of the Native American people on the Fort Berthold, Fort Totten, Standing Rock and Turtle Mountain Reservations.
Have you ever wished you could have walked around Fargo a hundred years ago? Now is your chance! The NDSU Archives is combining history with geography through Historypin.com. This dynamic new website allows users to “pin” historic photographs onto a Google map. Thus viewers can see the historic photograph superimposed onto the current Google street view map, and compare what buildings looked like in the past with today.