Finding Military Records
- Dear Darlene and All,I am resending this message under Military Records instead of National Archives as I did before. I hope this helps.Susan----- Original Message -----From: Susan Rektorik HenleyTo: Texas CzechsSent: Saturday, August 12, 2000 7:18 PMSubject: National Archive RecordsDear Friends,Today I requested a form from the National Archives via e-mail. In response to my message, I received in return an informational response. I am including most of that message in this e-mail for I found it useful. Many of you may already know this but I bet it will be new to some as it was to me.Susan Rektorik HenleyWelcome to the National Archives and Records Administration's e-mail reference and information service, inquire@... !
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Form 80 (Military service and pension records prior to World War I, including the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, the Mexican War, Civil War, and the Spanish-American War)
Form 81 (Passenger Arrival Records)
Form 82 (Copies of Census Records -- requiring your knowledge of the publication, roll, and page number, as we do not conduct searches of Census Records for you)
Form 83 (Eastern Cherokee Applications)
Form 84 (Land Entry Papers -- for Federal lands only), and
Form 180 (Military Service Records, World War I and later -- the form can also be downloaded directly from the following internet location: http://www.nara.gov/regional/mpr.html)
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From Tom, Charlene, Cynthia, Faye and Bob, thanks for reading this entire message (and don't forget the NARA web page!).
Welcome to the National Archives and Records Administration's e-mail reference and information service, inquire@... !