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Genealogy Resources

FBI Files

  • Chapin, David A. "FBI Files as a Source of Genealogical Information." Everton's Genealogical Helper 50 (January/February 1996), pp. 6-8.
  • Get Grandpa's FBI File. This free site will print up a letter to the FBI ordering a copy of your ancestor's FBI file. Read the FAQs for more information.
  • Haines, Gerald K. and David A. Langbart. Unlocking the Files of the FBI, A Guide to Its Records and Classification System. Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources, Inc., 1993.
  • How to Do Genealogical Research Using FBI Files?
  • Johnson, Marion M. Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, NC 82 (1964); supplement in National Archives microfiche edition of preliminary inventories.
  • Melchiori, Marie Varrelman. "The FBI and Your Ancestor?" NGS NewsMagazine 32:4 (October/November/December 2006), pp. 24-28.
  • National Archives and Records Administration. Descriptive Pamphlet for M1085 Investigative Case Files of the Bureau of Investigation, 1908-1922. Washington: National Archives and Trust Fund Board, 1983.