1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 6, 2020 6:06 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking bankruptcy case records from US District Court Northern California


      I'm looking to order a copy of a 2002 bankruptcy case records from the US District Court Northern California. Would you please provide information and instructions required to submit this order? Thank you.

        • Re: Seeking bankruptcy case records from US District Court Northern California
          Jason Atkinson Guide

          Dear Mr. Enea,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          The US District Court Northern California provides instructions for accessing files on their website at Existing Case Information FAQs Please begin by contacting their Clerk’s Office and provide them with the information indicated under the heading “How do I access an archived case file?”


          If the Clerk’s Office informs you that the file was accessioned to the National Archives and that they can not provide you with a copy, please email the National Archives at Kansas City (RM-KC) at kansascity.archives@nara.gov and provide them the name of the court (including city & state) where the bankruptcy was filed, the name(s) of the party involved, case number, date of the bankruptcy, Federal Records Center transfer number, and box number. The court should be able to provide you with this information. RM-KC will determine which NARA facility has the records and provide you with instructions for ordering copies.


          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 RM-KC. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          We hope this information is helpful.