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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 start 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), $125
  •  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 is $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.
  • 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 over.
          • We never know what condition of files we are getting so if they are a B-File and in the preservation department, it takes even longer to get the files.
          • The microfilm ranges from very poor to extremely good quality. We do our best to image at the highest quality possible.
    • PAYMENT:
      • RETAINER fee of $35.00 is due after confirmation to proceed with project. You will be invoiced (email) via our preferred method of payment, PayPal.
      • BALANCE of project fee is due prior to the release of the digital files.
      • You do not have to have a PayPal account to pay this invoice, we use this process because it is a secure site and you can pay with any credit card. We get your payment notice via email and pay via the secure site.
    • SENDING THE PROJECT:
      • After payment is received, we will send you the files digitally in a zip file format. You download files to your computer to view and at that point can easily share with relatives. You have seven days of access to download the files. We do not make 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 hourly fee to search records at this facility is $70.
    • RETAINER fee of $70 is due after confirmation to proceed with project, via PayPal invoice.
    • BALANCE of project fee is due prior to the release of the digital files, via PayPal invoice.
    • SENDING of the images will be in a zip file format. You download files to your computer to save and view. We do not make paper 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 and can be customized to include other research details per client. Depending on speed of files pulled from the Archives, this can be completed in approximately 4-6 weeks. This package starts at $500 but can be modified depending on your request. We require a $100 retainer fee to start 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
  • Day-by-day, plotted Google map with locations and information about the unit’s activity
  • Jump drive with all files included in the presentation binder.
  • Dog tag with name of soldier and ASN on back.
  • Portrait of your veteran drawn by 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, starting at $600.

 

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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.

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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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