Requesting Military Records

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National Archive forms may be requested on-line at: inquire@arch2.nara.gov

In the past the form to request US Military Pensions was NATF Form 80. Now the numbers and subjects of the NATF Forms are as follows:

  • Form 81 (Passenger Arrival Lists)

  • Form 82 (Copies of Federal 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 Records -- for Federal lands only)

  • Form 85 (Military pension records prior to the Spanish-American War, including the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, the Mexican War, Civil War, and the Spanish-American War, and Bounty land warrant application files)

  • Form 86 (Military service records prior to World War I, including the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, the Mexican War, Civil War, and the Spanish-American War

  • Form 180 (Military Service Records, World War I and later -- the form can also be downloaded directly from the following internet location: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/


IMPORTANT: Please remember to include:
  1. the FORM NUMBER
  2. the QUANTITY needed
  3. YOUR POSTAL MAILING ADDRESS

NOTE: It takes about 10 working days to fill the requests.



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Web Site: Dianne Elizabeth's Family History, Created July 17th, 1999
Page Title: Requesting NARA Forms
Page Created: March 23rd, 2001
Revised: December 20, 2012
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