Locating records of Baptism
Unless an individual was baptized Catholic there will be no record
maintained. Only within the Catholic church is baptism required. If
a person was baptized as a Catholic records are maintained in
Washington, DC. The following information is provided: Archdiocese
for the Military Services, USA, P.O. Box 4469, Washington, DC
Birth Certificates for Children Born
The U.S. Department of State provides a process for obtaining birth
certificates (Consular Report of Birth or FS-240) at this website.
There is a small fee.
Employment Program for Military Spouses and DoD Civillians
Gold Star Mothers
Welcome to American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. We're an organization
of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our
"We Count on You - You Can Count on Us!" American
Legion Pledge to Active Duty Military
American Legion Offers support to Families of Active Duty Military.
With over 15,000 American Legion Posts across the nation, chances
are there's a local Legion family member willing to lend a hand.
Simply call: 1-800-504-4098 and let a Legion volunteer help.
Wives of America
Gold Star Wives Of America, Inc. is an organization of military
widows/widowers whose spouse died while on active duty or from
service connected disabilities. This military survivors
organization has been serving war widows from all conflicts and
service connected disabilities since it was founded in 1945. We
received a federal charter from Congress on December 4, 1980.
Military Assistance Program Central - Family
Support Policy and Programs
Obtain the latest news affecting family quality-of-life programs,
as well as a reference guide to the documents governing family
policy within the DoD. There is also information on the many DoD
and individual services' quality-of-life programs for service
members and their families.
Comprehensive information on disaster scenarios of all kinds is
provided by Disaster Help. News on current and impending disasters
is available, as well as contact information for locating state
offices or agencies of emergency management, applying for disaster
assistance, and direction on recovery after a disaster.
Death of U.S. Citizens Abroad
The U.S. Department of State provides up to 20 certified copies of
the Report of Death at the time the initial report is issued.
Additional copies can be requested for a fee through this website.
Also, the Department of State collects and makes available on the
Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs Internet web site certain
information with respect to each United States citizen who dies in
a foreign country from a non-natural cause. Visit this site for
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS): Stateside
Great site for locating birth, death, marriage, divorce records by
Bereavement Counseling for Surviving Family
Bereavement counseling is assistance and support to people with
emotional and psychological stress after the death of a loved one.
It includes a broad range of transition services, including
outreach, counseling, and referral services to family members.
eVetRecs:Request Copies of Military Personnel
Military veterans and the next of kin of deceased former
servicemembers may now use a new online military personnel records
system to request documents. The NPRC has established a Web site
for veterans and next of kin to access the Department of Defense
HOOAH 4 PARENTS
Welcome to the HOOAH 4 PARENTS page! This section of the site is
geared towards parents of children of all ages. Many of these pages
will concentrate on the needs of parents from pregnancy to talking
with your teenager. There is also information for veterans and
health information for Family members who are over 50.
DoD Special Needs Parent Toolkit
The DoD Special Needs Parent Toolkit has comprehensive information
and tools that are geared towards helping military families with
special needs children navigate the maze of medical and special
education services, community support and benefits and
entitlements. The Toolkit is broken down into six colorful modules
that can be easily downloaded and printed. We have included
important facts, records, tools and sample letters. Whether you
need to learn about early intervention services or want to learn
how to be a more effective advocate for your child, you will find
the information you are searching for here!
Exceptional Family Member Program
The Military Services use the term Exceptional Family Member
Program (EFMP) to refer to two different functions: a personnel
function and a family support function.
Archdiocese for the Military Services: Sacramental
Since its founding in 1917, the Military Archdiocese has been the
central repository for the records of all sacraments administered
to Catholics in the United States Armed Forces at home and
The largest department in the Archdiocese, Sacramental Records is
also responsible for receiving, indexing, and entering data, and
issuing certificates of all sacraments administered by
priest-chaplains at military and Veteran Affairs installations in
the United States and around the world, on land and on sea.
The Military Chaplains Association of the United
States of America
Contact information for Chief of Chaplain Services for military and
Military Personnel Records
The National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records
(NPRC-MPR) is the repository of millions of military personnel,
health, and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of
all services during the 20th century. (Records prior to WWI are in
Washington, DC.) NPRC (MPR) also stores medical treatment records
of retirees from all services, as well as records for dependent and
other persons treated at naval medical facilities.
Department of Health & Human Services Office of Child
The mission of the Child Support Enforcement Program is to enhance
the well-being of children by assuring that assistance in obtaining
support, including financial and medical, is available to children
through locating parents, establishing paternity, establishing
support obligations, and monitoring and enforcing those
Handbook on Child Support Enforcement
This Handbook on Child Support Enforcement is a guide to help you
get the child support payments your children need and deserve.
Although it is written for people who are working through Child
Support Enforcement (CSE) offices, it will also be useful to
parents who are working with private attorneys.
A Caseworker's Guide to Child Support Enforcement
and Military Personnel
This Guide provides more specific information in those cases when
the non-supporting parent is an active duty member of the Armed
Services. It identifies and discusses tools child support
enforcement workers use to cope with some of the most common
difficulties in child support enforcement cases involving military
personnel. The section entitled "COLLECTING SUPPORT FROM MILITARY
PERSONNEL" identifies the applicable military support policies,
such as AR 608-99.
After the death of your loved one, there are so many questions,
required forms, and changes that it is easy to overlook some of the
necessary paperwork and procedures that you’ll need to complete.
You may often feel overwhelmed by the insurmountable tasks you have
to cope with. Although we know we cannot take away your pain, we
hope that these lists will help guide you as you navigate through
this transition in your life. Not all of the items on these lists
will necessarily pertain to you or your circumstances: it is just a
guide and reference, a starting point to assist you as you confront
these challenges and adjustments in your life. Each list is
available in printable PDF format for your convenience.
AUSA Family Programs
AUSA’s Family Programs Directorate was founded in 1999 to be an
advocate for Army families. The Directorate coordinates a number of
activities that support the needs and interests of family members.
Our staff travels frequently to installations to learn about issues
affecting military families and to educate family members about
programs that exist to ease the strain of military life. The
Directorate addresses Army family concerns through AUSA’s
legislative efforts and by being active on a number of Department
of Defense and Department of the Army councils and working groups.
Additionally, the Directorate hosts three military family forums at
the AUSA Annual Meeting to highlight issues facing Army families
Through the Family Programs web site and our bi-monthly newsletter,
we also offer news and information for military families as well as
an extensive directory of internet resources
Are You Ready? An Indepth Guide to Citizen
This guide has been designed to help the citizens of this nation
learn how to protect themselves and their families against all
types of hazards.
Your Soldier, Your Army: A Parents' Guide by Vicki
So you have a Soldier in your family . . . how exciting! Let me
just say right now what a great honor it is to have a Soldier in
your family. You should feel so proud. Regardless of where you come
from, your race, religion or political views, you need to realize
how important your Soldier is to our Army and to our country. You
may have mixed feelings and emotions about all of this, but above
all you should be bursting with pride.
American Red Cross: Active Duty Military
Members of the U. S. Armed Forces don't have to be actively
deployed to benefit from American Red Cross support. The Red Cross
provides services to 1.4 million active duty military members and
their families. Our services are available to all branches of the
military. The American Red Cross wants members of the military to
get to know us before you need us. All too often, service members
don't know about available Red Cross services until they are
mobilized. Knowing in advance that communication links, access to
financial assistance and counseling will be available in an
emergency brings peace of mind to the military members and to the
families from whom they are separated. Similarly, knowing that Red
Cross services are available to service members and their families
provides a safety net in times of need.
Whether its help with child care, personal finances, emotional
support during deployments, relocation information, or resources
needed for special circumstances, Military OneSource is there for
military personnel and their families... 24/7/365!