Requesting Forms from the National Archives
The National Archives does not answer requests for specific information
about a person through e-mail.
All such requests are done by sending them a form through
regular U.S. postal mail, not the internet/e-mail.
However, you can request forms by email:
- Address your email to:
- Put the word 'form' in the subject.
- In the text of your message,
include your name and your postal mailing address
(not your email address).
- In the text of your message, also state
the number of the form, picking from
the following list:
- GIL #7 - (brochure for Military Service Records)
- Form 80 - (Military service and pension records
prior to World War I, including the Revolutionary War,
War of 1812, Civil War, and Spanish-American War)
- Form 81 - (Passenger Arrivals)
- Form 82 - (Copies of Census Records, requiring
your knowledge of the publication, roll, and page number)
- Form 83 - (Eastern Cherokee Applications)
- Form 84 - (Land Entry papers -- Federal lands only)
- Form 180 - (Military service records,
World War I and later). Form 180 can be downloaded
directly from here.
- Also state how many copies of the form you wish to receive.
Requests which do not contain the word 'form'
in the subject line get routed differently
and will take more time to process.