What resource do I use to get a copy of the birth certificate for my father, Antonio Roberts, who was born on January 16, 1913 in Philadelphia, PA?
My second great grandfather was born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands in 1820. My DNA results (and my cousins' results) lead me to believe that his mother was from sub-Saharan Africa, but I can't find records to verify this. Any ideas where to look?
Hi Julie, Your best bet would be to check out the website maintained by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or the Mormons) as they have a vast collection of genealogically useful records for free consultation, and copying, many of which are available online as well. You can find them at www.familysearch.org You will be able…
I am attempting to determine the final disposition of the population schedules of the 1899 census of Porto Rico (Puerto Rico). Latest reference I have been able to locate is to a 1912 letter from the Secretary of Commerce to the House of representatives dated January 15, 1912 (62nd Congress, 2nd Session, Document No.460) recommending that the… Show more
Hi Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to respond to my query. While I agree that the Committee on the Disposition of Useless Executive Papers would have had no role in the actual disposition of the schedules I am still interested in pursuing any committee actions after the January 1912 date as in my research on this subject I…
Is there a way to decode a US Military service number from WWII service. What can we find out by the military service number?? For example can we find out when they joined the military? For example Francis X Lavallee Serial number 20114562 And what about Joseph W. R. Sevigny 6137273 Both of these individuals died during the war. So… Show more
Stephen, I'm sure you have already found the answers you were seeking but just in case you're still looking then the suggestion made by aabney2016 will yield some useful results on the 2 individuals you cited. Lavallee's info can be found by using the name and service number you listed. Sevigny's info is there as well but he is listed as Joseph…
I found a letter my father wrote to the Army in 1945 requesting the status of an award for the Silver Star his commanding office told him he was recommended for on November 5, 1943 for action on October 12, 1943. His records from St. Louis, MO did not include that medal. In follow up requests, I was told that there were no records indicating that… Show more
Does anyone know where to find information concerning the Military Service of Yiluardi Pacheco Bartolomei, USA, PFC, MIA 8 Jan 1952, North Korea, PKIA 31 Dec 1952 or 53. Served in 65th Regiment HQ HQ CO and Hometown was Ponce, PR. Looking for official information: date entered US Army, where inducted, drafted or volunteered, awards and… Show more
I would like to know how my dad earned his Infantry Medal in the Korean War. Does anyone know how to find out the details about a loved ones Korean War Infantry Medal?
How do I look up award ribbons, specifically Bronze star for soldiers?
I need help finding my fiance's place of birth to obtain and request his birth certificate. He has always been told that he was born in Pittsfield, MA and after endless hours searching along side the clerk records personnel there is no record of him being born in Pittsfield, MA. His earliest memory, his baptism record and social security was all… Show more