American National Archives

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  1. mikky

    mikky Member

    I found this site today and though it's a bit quirky, there's a lot of interesting WW2 stuff. Photographs, documents etc etc

    American National Archives

    Mike
     
  2. mikky

    mikky Member

    Doesn't seem to be working at the moment?

    Mike
     
  3. mikky

    mikky Member

    It's slow, but back on.

    For example D-Day

    Mike
     
  4. mikky

    mikky Member

  5. mikky

    mikky Member

    Myitkyina

    Mike

    You get the drift. There a lot of stuff in there.
     
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  6. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Just out of interest - does anyone know how much it would cost to get copies of documents? I took a gander and found some translated German documents pertaining to the capture of St Valery but they are not available online.
     
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    mikky Member

  8. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    I tried previously to have a researcher find and copy some documents for me - it isn't cheap. One thing I found was that it will depend on which building your documents are in as some researchers specialise in certain buildings and also I believe the buildings are often not next door to each other if you follow my drift.

    If you know exactly which documents you want copying it will make life easier and less expensive, I was initially told the documents I wanted were in a file, but then that file somehow split into 8 different sub files and the guy was saying the cost would rise to something in the region of $8,000 to copy them all as he couldnt tie down which exactly held the details I wanted.

    If you look at the NARA web site it does provide details of the researchers you can hire, and the specialisations (talking US already) they each have

    TD

    National Archives |

    Using A-Z index
    Subject Index

    scroll down to research and check it out
     
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  9. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member

    It is working okay for me today.

    I've been using it for a couple of years.

    Here's my dad's enlistment

    Field Title Value Meaning
    ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 32192627 32192627
    NAME KENNEDY#SAMUEL########## KENNEDY#SAMUEL##########
    RESIDENCE: STATE 23 NEW YORK
    RESIDENCE: COUNTY 087 ROCKLAND
    PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 2314 CP UPTON YAPHANK NEW YORK
    DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 09 09
    DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 01 01
    DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 42 42
    GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private
    GRADE: CODE 8 Private
    BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION BI# Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
    BRANCH: CODE 00 Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
    FIELD USE AS DESIRED # #
    TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5 Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
    LONGEVITY ### ###
    SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life
    NATIVITY 23 NEW YORK
    YEAR OF BIRTH 19 19
    RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen
    EDUCATION 4 4 years of high school
    CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 134 Shipping and receiving clerks
    MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents
    COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7 Selectees (Enlisted Men)
    CARD NUMBER # #
    BOX NUMBER 0478 0478
    FILM REEL NUMBER 2.142 2.142
     

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