20220507_Bryan McGraw

Meeting Information

Date: May 7, 2022
Pre-Meeting: 9:00 AM
Presentation: 10:00 AM
Location: Zoom
Presenter's Email: bryan.mcgraw@nara.gov

Presentation Description:

This informative presentation will shed light on some of the most requested records for genealogical and family history research, the personnel records of the United States. The speaker will provide a brief history of these records and dive into many of the key records series. These include the Official Military Personnel File (OMPF), the Official Personnel Folder (OPF), the records of the Selective Service System, Individual Deceased Personnel Files (IDPFs), Deceased VA Claim Files (XCs), Courts-Martial records, and many others. Also presented will be information on how to access and request records along with additional resources to guide researchers.

Meeting Schedule:

09:00-09:50 AM CST - Members Helping Members Pre-meeting
09:50-09:55 AM CST - Break
09:55-10:00 AM CST - Society Announcement
10:00-11:15 AM CST - Presentation and Q&A

Presenter’s Bio:

Bryan McGraw is Director, Personnel Records Division at U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.  He is an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of working in government administration and the military. Skilled in organizational leadership, government, project management, military history, archival management, construction, public affairs, and quality improvement. An accomplished speaker and author. Also experienced with automotive repair & restoration. Strong community and social services professional with a Master of Public Administration (University of Oklahoma) and a Ph.D. (ABD) focused in Public Policy from Saint Louis University. Senior Fellow, Excellence in Government, Partnership for Public Service. Current Chair of Greater St. Louis Federal Executive Board (FEB).

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