1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 9, 2021 2:06 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking records of WWII merchant mariner Jose CAMEAN

    Anthony Vincent Winig Newbie

      Seeking WWII records for Jose Maria Farina CAMEAN under Z-579799 that USCG / National Maritime Center said 08JUL2021 were now either at or under legal custody of NARA St. Louis.  So far, all I have found is RG (Record Group) 26.  NARA St. Louis is not answering phone and so far as not replied to two emails.  I guess it is all Covid19 related.  Has anybody had any luck personally doing electronic research on specific WWII merchant mariner record research by Z-number?  thanks / regards / Tony Winig 08JUL2021

        • Re: Seeking records of WWII merchant mariner Jose CAMEAN
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Mr. Winig,

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          The Merchant Marine Personnel and Licensing Records in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL) have not been digitized and are not available online


          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 the RL-SL.


          We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.