Success with FIOA.... freedom of information act

+4 votes
Anyone ever used FOIA to get records?

If do what tips can you offer in this process.

in Genealogy Help by Rachael Hindman G2G2 (2.6k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
What type of records are you trying to access?
There are a fairly large number of military records still sealed for various reasons. If you were trying to track down an ancestor's participation in an operation, or military group that you thought might have been involved, getting access to those records, as they pertained to that ancestor might be helpful.


2 Answers

+3 votes

There are some exemptions to FOIA ...

Exemption 6: Information that, if disclosed, would invade another individual's personal privacy.

So FOIA may not necessarily work.


by George Fulton G2G6 Pilot (390k points)
+1 vote
Needed to use the process once for a naturalization record. The results were somewhat disappointing since the copy off of a microfiche I got was almost unreadable.
by Helmut Jungschaffer G2G6 Pilot (544k points)

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