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Immigration video highlights Morrow-based archives

— Social media officials at the National Archives and Records Administration have turned the spotlight on its Morrow location in a new YouTube video that highlights immigration records found at the facility.

The video was filmed during a naturalization ceremony held at the National Archives at Atlanta in late July. Archives Director Jim McSweeney said the video is based on an exhibit titled “Coming to America: Celebrating the Immigrant Experience,” which opened last summer to coincide with the naturalization ceremony.

“NARA’s Social Media team posted the video to NARA’s YouTube channel on Friday afternoon without any advance word or notice,” McSweeney said. “The video has been viewed over 100 times since then.”

During the naturalization ceremony, the archives formally opened a display that features a recreation of an immigration mural that was once part of the Ellis Island center. The exhibit, which closes at the end of this month, also included several examples of immigration documents that can be found in the National Archives’ collection.

The YouTube video can be found at http://youtu.be/WPDJU8Fg0ps/.