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Records for Veterans Claims, Family History Research and General Interest

Operational Records of Marine Corps Units
The official record of activities of Marine units. 

Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF)
The official records of a Marine’s service in the Corps. 

Monthly Accounting of Personnel Records
Muster rolls (1798–1949) and unit diaries (1950–present). These records list the names of the U.S. Marines assigned in the unit down to the company level by month. 

Records for Historical and Scholarly Research, In-Depth Knowledge

The Marine Corps History Division holds a vast collection of historical materials that researchers may access. Click here for more information on what the Historical Resources Branch (archival records, personal papers, oral histories, Marine Corps University student papers, photographs, and more) holds and how to access the materials on site or remotely. 

General Historical Information

Frequently Requested Topics

Research Tools, Facts, and Figures

Key Personalities in Marine Corps History

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