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Footsteps Basic Research

NARA St. Louis, Missouri (our researchers live in St. Louis)

RETAINER FEE: $35.00 is required to confirm the beginning of a search. The balance of the fee will be due upon imaging of files/reports.

  • File Records: Personnel File (OMPF) and Individual Deceased Persons File (IDPF) for KIA or died while in service.
    • OMPF or IDPF <10 pages, $35
    • OMPF or IDPF = 11- 49 pages, $75
    • OMPF or IDPF >50 pages or B-file (Burned file), $100
  •  Microfilm searches: Morning Reports, unit rosters, hospitalization or sick files, etc.
    • A microfilm search starts at a $100 flat fee which includes two hours of research time and scanning images.
    • Any additional hours of research using microfilm are $50/hr (we confirm before proceeding).
    • Morning Reports vary in length and time spent on the project.
    • We image each day’s report as a separate JPG file to make it easier on the client’s end to manage. If you prefer a PDF file of all images, we can do that upon request.
  • Process for Footsteps Basic Research:
    • TIME:
      • Our turn-around time for files/reports is approximately 2-4 weeks and done digitally.
        • DISCLAIMERS:
          • We have to wait for the Archives to pull the files for our review which we have no control.
          • We never know the condition of the files we are getting if they are a B-File and in the preservation department, it takes even longer.
          • The microfilm conditions range from very poor to extremely good quality. We do our best to get images at the highest quality possible.
    • PAYMENT:
      • RETAINER fee of $35.00 is due after we have confirmation to proceed with project. You will be invoiced (by email) via our preferred method of payment, PayPal.
      • BALANCE of the project fee is due prior to the release of the digital files.
      • We use this PayPal to invoice processing because it is a secure site and can be paid with a credit card. We receive your payment notice and then send the zipped files to your email.
    • SENDING THE PROJECT:
      • After final payment is received, we send you digital files in a zip file format. You download files to your computer to view. You can easily share the footsteps with relatives. You have seven days of access to download the files. We do not print paper copies or use the postal service in order to reduce costs for our clients.

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NARA College Park, Maryland

  • Unit Journals, After Action Reports, Photographs, Maps
    • Research is done a bit differently at College Park.
    • Our minimum research fee to start a project at this facility is $160 for a two-hour initial search. Research fee after the minimum is $80 per hour.
    • RETAINER fee of $160 is due after confirmation to proceed with the project, via PayPal invoice.
    • BALANCE of project fee is due prior to the release of the final product, digital files, via PayPal invoice.
    • SENDING the images will be in a zip file format. You download files to your computer to save and view. We do not print copies or use the postal service in order to reduce costs.

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Footsteps Research Packages

Footsteps Research Portfolio – The Footsteps Research Portfolio is a presentation binder that can be customized to include other research details per client request. Depending on the speed of which the files are pulled from the Archives, completion is expected in approximately 4-6 weeks. This package starts at $650 but can be modified depending on requests. We require a $100 retainer fee to begin a Portfolio project.

  • Digital images of Service Records, Company Morning Reportsawards, and, if relevant, Individual Deceased Personnel Files (IDPFs) for soldiers who died during their WWII service
  • A written narrative of the veteran’s unit timeline
  • A day-by-day, plotted Google map with locations and information about unit activity
  • A jump drive with all the files included in the presentation binder
  • Dog tag with name of soldier and ASN on back
  • Portrait of your veteran drawn by professional artist Ken Miller

    

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Footsteps Research – Photo/Video Package – Please contact us for a quote.

  • The Footsteps Research Package PLUS photo and video footsteps, starts at $700.

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Footsteps Tour – Silver Star PackagePlease contact us for a quote.

  • The complete Footsteps Research Package, plus
  • A battlefield tour specific to the your loved one’s footsteps, guided by Joey van Meesen in eastern France, Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, or Germany
  • And/or a battlefield tour specific to your loved one’s footsteps, guided by Florent Plana in Normandy and Brittany regions of France
  • And/or a battlefield tour specific to your loved one’s footsteps, guided by Bob Konings in the Ardennes regions of Belgium
  • And/or a battlefield tour specific to your loved one’s footsteps, guided by Loic Jankowiak in Southern France, Italy or North Africa
  • And/or a battlefield tour specific to your loved one’s footsteps, guided by Heather Steele in Germany

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Footsteps Tour – Gold Star Package Please contact us for a quote.

  • Everything from the Footsteps Tour – Silver Star Package, plus
  • We arrange all the details of your trip: transportation, hotels, restaurants, and specialists
  • Tour operator Myra Miller plus our team historians will organize and take care of planning your trip specific to your requests

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