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  • Request Forms By Email

    You can now order forms from the National Archives via E-mail. Yes, you can now order the Request forms that you need for obtaining information from the National Archives.

    You may submit a request for up to 10 of each of the forms listed below. Here's how to do it:

    To order Request forms

    1. Address your E-mail to
    2. Put the word "form" in the subject line of your E-mail *
      * Requests which do not contain the word "form" in the subject line get routed differently and take more time to process.
    3. In the text of your message, include your mailing address ( Not an E-mail address)
    4. Indicate the number of the forms from the following list:
      • GIL #7 (brochure for Military Service Records)
      • Form 80 (Military service and pension records prior to WW1, including the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 , the U.S. Civil War, and the Spanish American War )
      • Form 81 (Passenger Arrivals)
      • Form 82 (Copies of Census Records)
      • Form 83 (Eastern Cherokee Applications)
      • Form 180 (Military service records World War I and later)
    5. Indicate the quantity you wish to receive of each form.
      GFS Karen here in the Genealogy Forum ordered forms via E-mail on a Saturday and received them the following Tuesday.

      Each form contains detailed instructions for completion. You have a variety of payment options for the search and for the copying of records.

      What a great way to order these forms!

      National Archives Locations

      National Archives and Records Administration
      700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
      Washington, DC 20408
      Telephone: (866) 325-7208

      Washington National Records Center
      4205 Suitland Road
      Suitland, MD 20746-8001
      Fax: (301) 778-1621

      National Archives Northeast Region - Boston
      Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center
      380 Trapelo Road
      Waltham, MA 02452-6399
      Telephone: (866) 406-2379
      Fax: (781) 663-0154

      National Archives and Federal Records Center
      New England -- Pittsfield Branch
      10 Conte Drive
      Pittsfield, MA 01201-8230
      Phone: (413) 445-7301

      National Archives Northeast Region
      201 Varick Street
      New York, NY 10014-4811
      Telephone (212) 401-1620
      Fax: (212) 401-1638

      National Archives Mid Atlantic Region
      900 Market Street
      Philadelphia, PA 19107-4292
      Telephone: (215) 606-0100
      Fax: (215) 606-0116

      National Archives Southeast Region
      1557 St. Joseph Avenue
      East Point, GA 30344-2593
      Telephone: (404) 763-7477
      Fax: (404) 763-7059

      National Archives Great Lakes Region
      7358 South Pulaski Road
      Chicago, IL 60629-5898
      Telephone: (773) 948-9019
      Fax: (773) 948-9050

      National Archives Great Lakes Region
      3150 Springboro Road
      Dayton, OH 45439-1883
      Telephone: (937) 425-0642
      Fax: (937) 425-0640

      National Archives Central Plains Region
      2312 East Bannister Road
      Kansas City, MO 64131-3011
      Telephone: (816) 268-8012
      Fax: (816) 268-8037

      National Archives Rocky Mountain Region
      Bldg. 48, Denver Federal Center
      West 6th Avenue and Kipling Street (building location)
      PO Box 25307 (mailing address)
      Denver, CO 80225-0307
      Telephone: (303) 407-5740
      Fax: (303) 407-5707

      National Archives Southwest Region
      501 West Felix Street, Building 1 (building address)
      PO Box 6216 (mailing address)
      Fort Worth, TX 76115
      Telephone: (817) 831-5920
      Fax: (817) 334-5511

      National Archives Pacific Southwest Region
      24000 Avila Road
      1st Floor, East Entrance
      Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-3497
      Telephone: (949) 360-2641
      Fax: (949) 360-2624

      National Archives Pacific Region
      1000 Commodore Drive
      San Bruno, CA 94066-2350
      Telephone: (650) 238-3501
      Fax: (650) 238-3511

      National Archives Pacific Alaska Region
      6125 Sand Point Way NE
      Seattle, WA 98115-7999
      Telephone: (206) 336-5125
      Fax: (206) 336-5112

      National Archives Pacific Alaska Region (Anchorage)
      654 West Third Avenue
      Anchorage, AK 99501-2145
      Telephone: (907) 271-2441
      Fax: (907) 271-2442

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