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RE: [Galicia_Poland-Ukraine] US Military Records released

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  • Angela Birt
    Joanne The only Canadian Military Records released are for the WWW 1 http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/archivianet/cef/index-e.html and the South African war
    Message 1 of 4 , Oct 31, 2007

      The only Canadian Military Records released are for the WWW 1


      and the South African war http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/archivianet/south-african-war/index-e.html


      To: Galicia_Poland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com; rusyns@yahoogroups.comFrom: joanne.havelock@...: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 11:17:32 -0600Subject: Re: [Galicia_Poland-Ukraine] US Military Records released

      Is this information available for Canadian militairy ?----- Original Message ----- From: Laurence Krupnak To: rusyns@yahoogroups.com ; Galicia_Poland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2007 12:25 PMSubject: [Galicia_Poland-Ukraine] US Military Records releasedKaren provided:http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2007/10/nprc-opens-more.htmlOctober 24, 2007NPRC Opens more than Six Million New Military Personnel FilesThe following note was forwarded by Dear Myrtle. (Thanks Myrt!) Her blogis available at _http://blog.dearmyrtle.com_ (http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/). NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just released by the NARA Public Affairs office. Please address all inquiries to_Public.Affairs@..._ (mailto:Public.Affairs@...) or contact Bryan McGraw, Director ofArchival Programs at NPRC, at 314-801-9132.National Personnel Records Center Opens more than Six Million NewMilitary Personnel FilesSt. Louis, MO The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) will open for the firsttime all of the individual Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs) of Army,Army Air Corps, Army Air Forces, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard military personnel who served and were discharged, retired or died while in theservice, prior to 1946.Collectively, these files comprise more than six million records. Thisis the second step in the progressive opening of the entire paper andmicrofiche OMPF collection of over 57 million individual files. Additionalmilitary personnel records will be made available to the public each yearthrough 2067 until the entire collection is opened. These archived files are treasured by family members, historians, researchers, and genealogists. Contained in a typical OMPF aredocuments outlining all elements of military service, including assignments, evaluations, awards and decorations, education and training, demographic information, some medical information and documented disciplinary actions. Some records also contain photographs of the individual and official correspondence concerning military service. To view an original record, individuals may visit the NPRC ArchivalResearch Room in St. Louis, MO. Telephone is 314-801-0850. Research room hoursare10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time Tuesday through Friday. Visitors arestrongly encouraged to call ahead to make reservations. To obtain copies of records, customers may write to NPRC at 9700PageAvenue, St. Louis, MO 63132, fax a request to 314-801-9195, or submit a request through _http://vetrecs.archives.gov_ (http://vetrecs.archives.gov/) or on a Standard Form 180. Information about records available at NPRC is also posted on theNational Personnel Records Center Homepage at _http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/index.html_ (http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/index.html) . Archived, public records are subject to the National Archives andRecords Administration's published fee schedule. Copy fees for archived OMPFsare waived for veterans or primary next-of-kin (surviving spouse or children ofthe veteran) if the records are needed to validate a benefit or entitlement.The fee schedule for OMPFs is as follows: 1. OMPFs 5 pages or less: $15 2. OMPFs 6 pages or more: $50 (most OMPFs fall in this category) 3. OMPFs of Persons of Exceptional Prominence (PEP): $.75 per page(PEP records include the OMPFs of famous individuals such as former Presidents, famous military leaders, decorated military heroes, celebrities,entertainers, and professional athletes who left military service and havebeen deceased for at least 10 years).Archived records are subject to a limited privacy exemption under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. As such, all records arereviewed prior to release and social security numbers are redacted. For more information, contact Bryan McGraw, Director of ArchivalPrograms at NPRC, at 314-801-9132.Posted by Dick Eastman on October 24, 2007 | _Permalink_ (http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2007/10/nprc-opens-more.html) _Digg This_ (http://www.digg.com/submit?url=http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2007/10/nprc-opens-more.html&phase=2) | _Save to del.icio.us_ (http://del.icio.us/post)[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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