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100 Milestone Documents
These documents, drawn from the National Archives, chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965.
A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies
The executive branch carries out and enforces laws. It includes the president, vice president, the Cabinet, executive departments, independent agencies, and other boards, commissions, and committees.
Bureau of Consular Affairs
The Bureau's highest priority is to protect the lives and interests of U.S. citizens overseas through routine and emergency services at U.S. embassies and consulates around the world.
Bureau of Economic Analysis
The BEA provides the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential data in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
The BTS is the preeminent source of statistics on commercial aviation, multimodal freight, and transportation economics.
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
The finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government, 1976 to present.
The Census Bureau offers the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC publishes information on public health of the Nation, prevention and control of diseases and so on.
Central Intelligence Agency Library
The CIA provides national security intelligence to senior US policymakers. The CIA Library contains a wealth of information, from unclassified current publications to basic references, reports and maps.
Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. It is presented by the Library of Congress (LOC) using data from the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, the Government Publishing Office, Congressional Budget Office, and the LOC's Congressional Research Service.
This is the home of the U.S. Government’s open data collected and published by federal agencies.
Department of Homeland Security
The DHS prevents terrorism and enhances security, secures and manages the Nation’s borders, enforces and administers its immigration laws, safeguards and secures cyberspace, and ensures resilience to disasters.
Department of Justice
The DOJ serves as counsel for U.S citizens and represents them by enforcing the law in the public interest. It deters criminality and subversion, ensures healthy business competition, safeguards consumers, and enforces drug, immigration, and naturalization laws.
Department of State
The Department of State advises the President on issues of foreign policy; supports democracy, freedom, and prosperity for all people; and fosters conditions that favor stability and progress worldwide.
Department of Veterans Affairs
The DVA site provides information on programs, services and education opportunities benefiting veterans and members of their families.
The Economic Census is the U.S. Government's official five-year measure of American business and the economy. It is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, and response is required by law.
Developed by international trade experts and economists, Export.gov provides trusted market intelligence, practical advice and business tools to help U.S. companies expand in global markets.
Federal Student Aid
The Office of Federal Student Aid manages the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.
Food and Drug Administration
The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
The GovInfo offers free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.
Internal Revenue Service
The IRS is the nation's tax collection agency and administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress.
Popular Federal Websites (J-Z)
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA site contains hundreds of earth and space science resources for users of all levels.
National Institutes of Health
NIH seeks fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. It is the largest biomedical research agency in the world.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product.
National Park Service
The NPS protects the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the benefit of present and future generations. The service system comprises 401 units which include national parks, monuments and memorials, battlefield sites and national military parks, scenic parkways, preserves and reserves, trails and riverways, rivers and lakeshores and seashores, recreation areas, and historic sites of American or international importance.
National Weather Service
The NWS provides weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA assures safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
PubMed comprises more than 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.
Small Business Administration
The SBA is to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. It delivers millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.
Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world's largest museum, education, and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities.
Social Security Administration
The SSA manages the retirement, survivors, and disability insurance programs that are known as Social Security.
The Supreme Court of the United States
The Supreme Court is the highest court in the United States.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The USCIS oversees lawful immigration to the United States.
U.S. Energy Information Administration
The EIA collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
The USPTO is the federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks.
The U. S. Presidents
The website offers a full set of biographies of the U.S. Presidents.
U.S. Trade and Development Agency
This agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies.
The United States Government Manual
The U.S. Government Manual is the current official handbook of the Federal Government.
United States Postal Service
The U.S. Postal Service is a self-supporting, independent federal agency and is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation.
The USGS offers a range of geologic maps, topographic maps, geospatial map applications, and more.
No Cost Federal Webinars
FDLP Academy Training Repository. FDLP webinars and conference events have been recorded and are freely available for viewing and sharing. The FDLP Academy Training Repository keeps recordings for approximately two years before undergoing a review for currency. Some recordings are kept after review; others are deleted.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
History Office Webinars for Genealogists & Historians
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