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November 2, 2007 6:00 AM Subscribe
Do you have an FBI file
posted by nickyskye (30 comments total)
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? Or do your grandpa and grandma
? "Find out now by ordering a copy of their FBI files and learn a bit more about your family history. Best of all, it's free! (Well, except for the cost of a postage stamp.)"
This web site helps you generate the letters you need to send to the FBI to get a copy of your own FBI file. While we're at it, we can generate request letters to some other Federal agencies besides the FBI that you may be interested in (or who may have been interested in you!).
Get Grandpa’s FBI file because if you never ask, you’ll never know. Did Grandpa Joe run a gambling ring? Did Aunt Mary ever lead an antiwar protest? Did Cousin Gary smuggle booze during prohibition?...
What if I still don't trust you with my personal data? No problem. Just go to the FBI FOIA web site and work directly with the FBI. We flatter ourselves to think that our site is a little easier to use and may be more likely to get you the records you seek, but hey, we've been there, we understand if you don't trust us.
If you want to find out the Social Security number of a deceased person, sometimes it's easy to find by going to RootsWeb
and in the Search Roots Web box on the left, type the name of the person, press enter.
From the Project of Government Oversight page
The FBI also has a famous persons files page
and check out the histories of Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King Jr, Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe, among others.
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