Denise had suggested that I post a querry regarding NARA. I had requested information using the form 85a. They searched on march 3, 2006. I had included that Henry C. Thompson had served in the Navy aboard the U.S.S. Michigan and that his service number was 11865. That he was born in 1854 in Virginia and had lived in Penn. The form came back that they were unable to find anything. What I had been told, and need to verify, is that when research is done, it is a general one, so that sometimes things get missed. That I would more than likely have to hire a researcher. Is this true? What other steps can I take to find out his service information? On a seperate form they had checked off the box for information in Arizona...that I did not understand why since he had served in Penn. I live in AZ. So I think that some confusion had taken place there. but looking at this list it has on it Penn. state archieves, so I am wondering if his service records could be located there?
Anyone with any suggestions or information that can assist me, it would be greatly appreciated!