• The SF 50: That Elusive Form Everyone Needs ASAP

    So many of us have been in this anxiety-inducing position - you’re applying for a job with the federal government’s USAJOBS website and are required to submit your most up-to-date SF 50 along with your app...
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  • Researching Veterans: Personnel vs. Unit and Ship Records

    NAID 26398321   When researching individual veterans, researchers have two types of records to pull information from: personnel records and operational records.   Personnel files for individual soldiers- s...
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  • Students Create Tool Using Records to Help Navy Vietnam Veterans Get Benefits

    A group of University of Virginia graduate students created a project using data from U.S. Navy deck logs—held at the National Archives at College Park and available via the online catalog—to pinpoint loca...
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  • Civil War Veterans' Pension Applications - A "Prologue" Article

    From the Summer 2010 issue of "Prologue":   "A Reasonable Degree of Promptitude"
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  • Requesting Old Military Service Records in person

    The National Archives in Washington DC maintains military records from independence to the beginning of the twentieth century.  Review what records we have available in our facilities in this Prologue article. &...
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  • Selective Service System Classification & Registration Records for 1940 – 1975

    Selective Service System Classification & Registration Records for 1940 – 1975   General Information and Descriptions     All Selective Service System Classification and Registration Records: ...
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  • Pre-World War I US Army Service Records

    Introduction The records below are the main series used for documenting military service in the US Army prior to the time period just before World War I. Questions about the records listed in this blog as well as oth...
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