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Re: Birth Record Lookup
Posted by: Ron Bestrom (ID *****2263) Date: September 21, 2009 at 23:03:09
In Reply to: Re: Birth Record Lookup by deborah hayden of 1097

> The LDS also states George being born in Seattle,Wa. June 3,1900.
The data on the LDS International Genealogical Index is based on something someone posted into the system. There is NO proof of accuracy. It might be based on someone just inputing the data from the Nana4Vandy tree. It could be based on someone that thinks they are doing genealogy and posts results, but have no basis for their information...the so called Shotgun method of genealogy.

> do you think that the Navy would have records of him, or pictures maybe, that I could obtain?

World War I records and Military Service:
These two would get you started into the research:

NARA: Requesting Military Service Records or Prove of Service:
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/get-service-records.html

But, the fire is a major problem:
NARA: 1973 Fire at the National Personnel Records Center destroyed 16-18 MILLION Official Military Personnel Files:
http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/fire-1973.html

Since you identified Navy, you might look at this also:
http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/public/archival-programs.html


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