3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 26, 2019 10:58 AM by Malisa Simco

    Seeking Grandmother's enlistment records

    Brianna Smith Newbie

      I am looking for my grandmother who was a stenographer in the Marines during WWII.  She was discharged Sept 1944 I believe.

        • Re: Seeking Grandmother's enlistment records
          Malisa Simco Scout

          Dear Ms. Smith,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          To seek the records of your grandmother, we suggest requesting her Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and medical records of officers and enlisted personnel of the U.S. Marine Corps who were separated from service after 1904 and prior to 1957 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!

           

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            • Re: Seeking Grandmother's enlistment records
              Brianna Smith Newbie

              Thank you!  Do you know whether there is anything to be found online? For example, I was able to find my grandfather in the Army WWII database but could not find a similar one for Marines. Thank you!

                • Re: Seeking Grandmother's enlistment records
                  Malisa Simco Scout

                  Dear Ms. Smith,

                   

                  Thank you for posting your follow-up request on History Hub!

                   

                  Unfortunately, there is no online database for Marine Corps enlistment records for WWII. We suggest reviewing NARA’s Online Veterans and MIlitary Documents webpage for more information on what is available.

                   

                  She should have a Selective Service record. Selective Service records for individuals who served after World War I and born before 1960 are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL), P.O. Box 38757, St. Louis, MO 63138-0757. There are two types of records: ledgers and cards.  The ledgers are in the public domain and not restricted by privacy.  The cards are considered personal information and written permission for release, a death certificate, and/or an indication that the information is requested for genealogical purposes should accompany the request for copies of the cards. Please complete Form NA-13172 to request a search of these records.

                   

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