Dear Dr. Kirk-Duggan,
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We suggest that you begin by requesting a copy of his Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) personnel record. CCC personnel records are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis. To order copies of these records, fill out NA Form 14136, Request for CCC Personnel Records and mail it to National Archives & Records Administration, ATTN: Archival Programs, P.O. Box 38757, St. Louis, MO 63138. For more information, see Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Enrollee Records, Archival Holdings and Access or contact RL-SL via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There also may be records relating to his activities or the activities of his particular organization within the CCC in the Records of the Civilian Conservation Corps (Record Group 35). For more information about specific record series, please contact the reference unit listed in the Catalog description or post a follow up question here on History Hub.
For more research resources and tips regarding the CCC see the following.
Louisiana Birth Records older than 100 years are in the custody of the Louisiana State Archives. However, because birth certificates were not required by state law until 1918, many persons born in 1912 did not have birth certificates. We contacted the Louisiana State Archives and they informed us that they were unable to locate listing for a birth certificate issued to your father through 1919. They also informed us that persons in their state sometimes applied for and were issued a birth certificate as adults. To request a search for any birth certificates that may have been issued to your father after 1919, please contact the Louisiana Department of Health’s Vital Records Registry. Be sure to specify that you are searching for a delayed birth certificate.
For records regarding his service as a deputy sheriff, please contact the parish where he served.
In regards to researching the genealogy of enslaved persons in Tennessee, we recommend reviewing the resources listed on the following pages.
The National Archives does not have records of fraternal organizations. We suggest that you contact the applicable local, state or national branch of the organization to inquire about any records they might have concerning your father.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!