As of March 28, 2022, NARA Archives II is starting to get back to some normalcy as the COVID-19 virus dwindles in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area.
A-II is now open Monday through Friday from 0900 to 1700 EDT by appointment only.
Appointments are for unlimited days and they can be made 30 days in advance.
Advance consultations with military and civilian archivists are still possible by e-mail, phone and Google Meets.
The 16 box limit has been increased to 24 boxes and they again have pull on demand. Researchers can have one cart at their table and one cart on hold. However, they must refile one of those carts to submit another request.
The National Archives at St. Louis, located in the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri, is starting to reopen to the public and researchers for microfilm research only.
The actual research room remains closed due to the 500K backlog in living veterans' requests for their records for benefit purposes.
NARA-St. Louis is open from 0900 to 1600 CDT Monday to Friday by appointment only. Access is limited to microfilmed records more than 62 years old. They have moved two microfilm machines into the lobby of the NPRC, and they are allowing two (2) researchers per day to use them.
They have two pulls a day at 0930 and 1230 CDT with a limit of three request slips per pull.
We ask all our customers to be understanding while these restrictions are in place. The National Archives has stated that they are only temporary. Your research project may take a little longer but rest assured that you will not be charged for delays caused by the National Archives. We only charge for the time your documents are in our hands.
If you would like to help get better access to "Your Public Records" Please write or call your US Congressperson and Senator and ask them properly fund and staff your National Archives. Encourage them to call the Archivist of the United States and ease these restrictions to all veteran's and public records.