• Seeking Deck Log for USS Washington (BB-56)

    Looking for the USS Washington Deck Log from launch in 1940 to decommission in 1947 so I can verify some of the information I have received from some of the sailors on the ship during WWII. Where is the book located? ...
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  • Seeking parents of William Henry Andrews

    Can anyone provide information on the parents of William Henry Andrews, born in 1811 in Georgetown, DC?
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  • How to find Great Grandfather's Marriage Certificate

    My Great Grandfather was born in Germany and came to the United States when he was three years old based on Census records I have found.  However I can find no records of his prior to marrying my Great Grandmothe...
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  • need to find the date Walter James Pulkinen was married

    would like to find the date that Walter James Pulkinen married Joanne Marie Deschaine
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  • Seeking records of Mom's sponsorship

    I would like to find the documents that my mother's cousin must have completed to sponsor my mother's escape from Nazi Europe in 1938. What would those documents or affidavits be called?  And where can they be fo...
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  • Seeking birth place of Mina Smith

    Seeking the birth place of Mina Smith.
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  • What information is there on the movie "Star Wars"?

    The original Star Wars trilogy from 1977-1983 has become an iconic part of American pop culture and a historical phenomenon that I want to know if there is any information about anything having to do with the movie in...
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  • Giving thanks through our records

    As Thanksgiving approaches, we have much to be thankful for here at the National Archives. We are especially grateful for the records we hold in trust, and for our Catalog that allows us to share these records with yo...
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  • DD-214 for Army Reservists?

    Hi All, I lost my mom last month. She was a Reservist in the Army for 18 years. She was never active duty. I was told to find her DD-214 and it couldn't be found so now I'm wondering if Reservists even have burial ben...
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  • Try out scanning records in the Innovation Hub!

    We need your help digitizing the records of the National Archives! At the National Archives Building, in Washington, DC, the public can scan our archival records in the Innovation Hub Scanning Room. Currently, the Sc...
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  • Tagging in the National Archives Online Catalog

    Research at the National Archives   Tagging in the National Archives Online Catalog Did you know that, as a fellow researcher, you can help enrich our catalog by tagging and adding transcriptions to make the Nat...
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  • Records Pull Times and Consultation Hours at Washington, DC Area Facilities

    PLEASE NOTE: The following blog post describes upcoming changes to the records pull times and consultation hours for Archives 1 (Washington DC) and Archives 2 (College Park, MD) only. All changes went into effect on M...
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  • Seeking Official Military Personnel File for Uncle in Normandy Invasion.

    I am trying to locate the Official Military Personnel File for an Army Veteran (my uncle Ruggiero) KIA during the 1944 WWII Normandy Invasion. I want to determine where, when, and how he was killed.
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  • Seeking grave of Charles N. Holdway, Jr.

    How can I find  the grave of a WWII soldier who was killed in action while in Germany in 1943 -- Charles N. Holdway, Jr. Service #13177796? He was a member of the 3rd Armored Division from Philadelphia.
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  • african americans in revolutionary war

    How do I find the war records of Jethro Thistle, soldier in the 15th regiment out of Danvers, Massachusetts? He died at Valley Forge.
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  • Can you confirm if Illinois was first to ratify the 19th Amendment?

    There is some question about Illinois being the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment on June 10, 1919. Wisconsin followed the Illinois vote by one hour and Michigan voted to ratify later that day. But the Illinois...
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  • Seeking Canadian Regiment name for WWII soldier

    Looking for  regiment name for Joseph Roland Riopelle, discharged from service 1944. He was in the Van Doos. Lived in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Making memorial shadow box frame. My husband has his medals and we w...
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  • Seeking records of 100-year old WAVE who served in WWII

    How can we honor a 100 year old WAVE who served as a dental assistant in Washington, DC during WW II?
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  • Are there muster rolls available for the doughboys of WWI?

    I have worked with muster rolls of Marines in WWII, but haven't found ones for WWI, Army infantry.
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  • Seeking OPF for Sparks Bonnett

    Hello,   I understand that requests may be made to NARA for a civilian's personnel records who worked for the government and that the request must be made by the next of kin.   My husband, Bruce Bonnett, i...
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