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The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) website features legal and historical records, documents, and other materials from the federal government, which students can use for personal or academic research. Some, such as microfilm holdings, have to be viewed at a physical NARA location; however, kids will get immediate online access to many informational items, ranging from census records to presidential executive orders.

They can learn about specific archive-related topics, such as preservation programs, and find out how to conduct genealogy research by looking up family members' military service records and other notation. They can also obtain historical documents, like the Constitution, and items that relate to key historical events, such as the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Many pages contain an FAQ list with search tips or other information.

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