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We are excited you’d like to help us as a Citizen Archivist. We have many volunteer opportunities to transcribe and tag historical records online in the National Archives Catalog. This work can be done online from any computer, anywhere, at any time. You can do as little or as much as you want. Everything helps!
If you are new to transcribing and tagging, take a look at our Register and Get Started page to sign up for an account, and we also we recommend visiting our Resources page on our dashboard. This page contains step-by-step instructions, as well as video tutorials and guides to walk you through the process.
You might also find our Getting Started videos helpful: https://www.archives.gov/citizen-archivist/resources#videos
You can visit our Citizen Archivist Missions page anytime where we always have missions and individual records to work on. We update this page on a regular basis, so check back often to see what's new.
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Thank you so much. This is very helpful.
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Dear Ms. Hagans-Powell,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
To seek the family of Simon Peter Stewart, we suggest that you review NARA’s website for tips on how to begin your genealogical research; and Census Resources for how to access census records that may be digitized in the National Archives Catalog or available on our partners’ websites as well as how to view them for free at a NARA facility. NARA has census schedules on microfilm dating from 1790 to 1930 but data from recent censuses are not available after 1940 due to the 72-year restriction on access to the Census. Most researchers find it helpful to begin with the 1940 Census and work backwards to locate people in earlier generations.
If Simon Peter Stewart was born in South Carolina, the state did not begin recording births until 1915. Please see South Carolina Vital Records for more information and/or tips for how to find his birth record.
If he served in the Navy during WWII, we suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and medical records of enlisted men of the U.S. Navy who were separated from the service after 1885 and prior to 1955 are located at NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002. To request these records, please mail a completed GSA Standard Form 180 to NPRC.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
What was his wife's name and what city did he live in at time of death and what is his date of death?
If you know where he died, it would be a good idea to order his death certificate, because it will be a great source of clues that you can use to further your quest for additional information.