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Subject: Re: [PHILLY-ROOTS-L] Re: What do I do now about my other cw files?
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 1999 22:25:27 EST
In a message dated 11/7/99 5:33:34 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>>>>>>>What do I do now about my other files? Do I re-order each one--I
sure I received all possible information but hate to repay for the exact
information I already have received.
Any suggestions or advice?
I have had lots of problems with getting the records I want from the civil
war. NARS keep ignoring my instructions and sending me duplicate material
while charging me . I suggest you hire someone in dc to get what you want.
is almost as cheap and quicker.
I agree!!! We had sent for g.g.grandfather's pension records (James
Huyberts) and received about 10 pages. It seemed like there was something
missing. We saw someone on a newsgroup who did lookups at the National
Archives. It was a little more money than just going through the N.A., but
we took a chance. Figured, it was a lot cheaper than going to Washington,
and then standing in the middle of the National Archieves, staying at a
motel, eating and then not knowing what to do or where to go.
Anyway, the gentleman found over 100 pages that were never sent to us. It
even gave a physical description of him. It had just a wealth of info. I
think this is the exception, because this man had 2 wives. Neither knew
about the other, until after his death. But, it is all there in black and
white, the whole case of which wife deserved the pension. The record even
contained a letter written from him to his first wife, during the Civil War.
The first wife won and the second wife, who cared for him for 25 yrs, got
nothing - she died pennyless.
For us, it was certainly worth the extra money.