1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 8, 2021 9:38 AM by Charlie Busch

    Seeking personnel records of uncle

    Mary Condon Newbie

      My great-grand uncle worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the late 18th century in Northern California, Oregon, and Washington State. I would like to find specific information about what kind of work he did in the various reservations where he worked.

        • Re: Seeking personnel records of uncle
          Charlie Busch Adventurer

          Dear Ms. Condon,

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We suggest that you request a copy of his Official Personnel File (OPF). OPFs and medical information for individuals who worked for the U.S. government in a civilian capacity before 1952 are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL). Please email RL-SL via email at stl.archives@nara.gov and  include the full name used during Federal employment, date of birth, Social Security Number (if applicable), name and location of the employing Federal agency, beginning and ending dates of Federal Service. For more information, please check the Official Personnel Folders (OPF), Archival Holdings and Access website.

           

          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RL-SL. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

           

          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!