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Renee
01 March 2007 @ 10:40 am
NARA is increasing fixed-fee order fees, the minimum mail order fee, and fees for self-service and common NARA-made reproductions. Fixed fee reproductions consist of records from high-demand bodies of GENEALOGICAL records.

Details are at
http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20071800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2007/E7-3160.htm .

Everyone in the genealogical community is encouraged to submit comments by April 27, 2007, and to spread the word to others to do the same.

Proposed fees:

TYPE OF RECORD, ORDER FORM, FEE

(1) Passenger arrival lists
NATF Form 81
$25.00
(2) Federal Census requests
NATF Form 82
$25.00
(3) Eastern Cherokee applications to the Court of Claims
NATF Form 83
$25.00
(4) Land entry records
NATF Form 84
$40.00 (!)
(5) Full pension file more than 75 years old (Civil War period)
NATF Form 85
$125.00 (!)
(6) Full pension file more than 75 years old (non-Civil War)
NATF Form 85
$60.00 (!)
(7) Pension documents packet (selected records).
NATF Form 85
$25.00
(8) Bounty land warrant application files
NATF Form 85
$25.00
(9) Military service files more than 75 years old
NATF Form 86
$25.00


Present fees
(from http://www.archives.gov/research/order/fees.html):

Passenger arrival lists
NATF Form 81
$17.25
Federal Census requests
NATF Form 82
$17.50
Eastern Cherokee applications to the Court
of Claims
NATF Form 83
$17.50
Land entry records
NATF 84
$17.75
Bounty land warrant application files
NATF Form 85
$17.25
Pension files more than 75 years old (complete file)
NATF Form 85
$37.00
Pension documents packet
NATF Form 85
$14.75
Military service files more than 75 years old\
NATF Form 86
$17.00


Renee's Note: I was able to successfully submit my opposition to these fee increases. I encourage you to do the same. Like most government processes the links are not intuitive. Good luck on figuring it out - I honestly can't remember all the steps it took me to file my complaint.
 
 
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