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Ask a Genealogist: Searching for Merchant Marine Records for WWII.

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Question:

My father served with the Merchant Marines during World War II. I need help tracking down where these records might be located.

Answer:

To obtain these records you will need to send a request that includes: the full name of the veteran; his date of birth; a copy of his death certificate (if deceased).  Also, a Social Security number, and  or Service number.
Send your request to:
Commanding Officer
USCG-National Maritime Center (NMC-421)
ATTN: Correspondence Section
100 Forbes Drive
Martinsburg, WV 25404
New England Historic Genealogical Society
99 - 101 Newbury Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116, USA
888-296-3447

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