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Subject: Re: [APG] Archives news - digitized documents
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 19:55:38 EST
A little late. But the Footnote.com digitalized records go above and beyond,
in many instances. The Bureau of Investigation files are indexed but only to
the name of the person being investigated. The witnesses are not included in
the NARA index. They will be on the Footnote.com site. In many instances as many
questions were asked of the witnesses as the person being investigated.
M1085 Investigative Records 1908-1922 is in Record Group 65, Records of the
Bureau of Investigation. The October/November/December 2006 "NGS Newsletter"
pg 24-28 has an article I wrote on this NARA series. When I wrote the article I
was told NARA would copy the file for you IF you had the frame numbers.
Several years ago they would not make copies from the film because the filming was
so poor. In that case you had to buy the whole roll of film.
The full series is only at Archives 1 in DC and Archives 2 in College Park,
MD. Thanks to the Stern-NARA Gift Fund the 111 rolls of index are at the
The Civil War Pension Index on Footnote.com is T289 Organization Index to
Pension Files of Soldiers Who Served Between 1861 and 1900 [Record Group 15:
Records of the Veterans Administration]. This is NOT the same index that is on
Ancestry.com. Ancestry.com has T288 the General Pension Index, on it's website
and is a starting place, but if the soldier does not appear then T289 is the
To use this index [T289] you need to know the state, organization [Infantry,
Artillery, Cavalry] the number of the regiment, the company, then the name of
the soldier. Men were missed on T288 and this index [T289] will often pick up
the missing men.
I agree with Dick Eastman's comments in his column today, I like being able
to access records at midnight, on a Sat or Sun. I live 17 miles from NARA in DC
but to have the pension numbers already filled out before I go to NARA is a
big time saver. And at $18.00 a day just to park my car the costs of a
subscription is cheap at twice the price.
My thanks to all the companies who are digitalizing records.
Marie Varrelman Melchiori, CG, CGL
Melchiori Research Services, L.L.C.
CG, Certified Genealogist and CGL, Certified Genealogical Lecturer are
service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by
Board-certified associates after periodic competency evaluations.
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