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MRS Bulletin Board and FAQ

  The purpose of the MRS bulletin board is to provide information on our current and future activities, and to provide answers to some frequently asked questions. This bulletin board was last updated 1/6/2023.

What’s new at MRS? updated

PLEASE NOTE: Military Research Service is no longer taking orders. Please see What's New for details.

New "Freebies" have been added. MRS plans to continue adding to this section in the future. Be sure to check back from time to time!

You may have noticed that MRS no longer offers copies of British WWII-era War Establishments (WEs) for sell.  It is planned over time to create U.S. Army style tables of these WEs and provide them as freebies.

Cessation of Foreign/International/Overseas Orders

As of January 1, 2007, and until further notice, MRS will no longer accept orders with shipments to foreign/international/overseas locations (that is, outside the United States). Costs to ship orders overseas have become prohibitive due to recent US Postal Service price increases and other customs requirements/considerations. Many regrets to those customers outside the United States who have placed orders with MRS in the past. It was with great reluctance that this decision had to be made.

Photocopy Information

The majority of the original historical documents in the MRS collection are of a size which allows us to photocopy two pages of the document per one standard 8½" x 11" page. An actual T/O&E is now available for viewing by following this link .

A few of the original documents are slightly hard to read (but are otherwise legible) due to:

Our index of photocopies indicates these harder to read documents with an asterisk (*).

Can you send me a paper catalog?

MRS does not offer a paper catalog because our web site:

Are the historical documents classified/restricted/copyrighted ?

All of the historical documents MRS offers for photocopying are no longer considered classified/restricted information. Similarly, all of the documents are considered to be in the public domain and are not copyrighted.

 May I suggest …?

Your suggestions and comments are always welcomed and encouraged. For a prompt response please us. MRS appreciates your input.

Why do you need my E-Mail address/phone number?

This information is only used by MRS in the event we need to contact you about your order. Our policy is that all information you provide to us on the order form is strictly confidential and will not be given to any other organization or service. We will also not send you any advertisements (ours or anyone else's) or junk mail/spam.

What are those symbols on your home page?

They are the U.S. Army unit designation symbols for an infantry division (left) and an armored division (right).

Links to Other Useful Web Sites

MRS recommends the following web sites which contain other useful, hard-to-find historical documents:

MRS has received several requests from individuals searching for specific information on their family ancestors who previously served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Please be advised that MRS does not have records of individuals in our collection. We recommend the two below official government links:

MRS has also received many requests from individuals searching for official records for specific military units. The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration is the official custodian of the records that have been retired by the U.S. Army. General information on records can be found on that agency's website: . Records are at two different physical locations, determined by the time period in question. Prior to 1939: Military Reference Branch National Archives 8th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20408 Tel. 202-501-5385. From 1939 onward, including units that served in Southeast Asia: Textual Reference Branch National Archives 8601 Adelphi Road College Park, MD 20740-6001 Tel. 301-837-3510.

Other links to official U.S. Government web sites which may be useful to those seeking information:

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