The New 'Free NARA Rolls' List

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Re: The New 'Free NARA Rolls' List

Post by JoHu91 » 20 Jan 2017 23:57

I just discovered a few days ago that those microfilms exist and i am amazed! They really give a profound insight and are very valuable for the research of my family history. Thanks to everybody and especially John and Jeff for providing those rolls for free,

However, Jeff, i have a question concerning your collection. I noticed that something got mixed up on t-315 R1192. Until Frame 741 everything is fine but from frame 742 on it contains the exact same frames/files as the corresponding t-315 R1190. Did this happen while you uploaded it by mistake or did you get the roll this way?
On Johns copy of this role everything is fine, however i am looking for a particular map for which the resolution is too low.

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Re: The New 'Free NARA Rolls' List

Post by Jeff Leach » 28 Jan 2017 20:03

Sorry Josef, didn't see or forgot to answer your post. I get swamped somethimes.

Most like I recieved T315 R1190 and R1192 in two parts each and just put them together incorrectly. Well, maybe not. My rolls seem correct.

PM me your email address andI'll send you a copy of both rolls during the week.

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Re: The New 'Free NARA Rolls' List

Post by Martinski » 30 Jan 2017 07:49

Hello!

For my research about the FHQ "Wehrwolf" (near Winniza / Ukraine), I need the "Lagekarten OST" (OKW daily situation maps) for the months JANUARY, FEBRUARY and MARCH 1944.

It seems hard to find them as all other years are covered and online available. It seems to me that 1944 is left behind. Who can help me out!? Looking forward!
Kind regards, Martin

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Re: The New 'Free NARA Rolls' List

Post by Jeff Leach » 30 Jan 2017 14:24

Ask John Calvin, I Think he is the one that photographed the 1941 - 1943 maps.

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Re: The New 'Free NARA Rolls' List

Post by Martinski » 30 Jan 2017 17:29

Already did, and NO. Not available at John C. That's why I asked my question here. Will even pay a reasonable fee for them.

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Re: The New 'Free NARA Rolls' List

Post by MLW » 30 Jan 2017 23:18

Getting copies of the maps could be expensive. Most of the OKW situation maps at NARA are on color transparencies. To make readable copies requires a large format scanner that can scan at 1,200dpi. Each scan takes about 10 to 15 minutes. If you want three months of situation maps that is about 120 maps. At a scan rate of four maps an hour, your project may require as much as 30 hours of labor.

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Re: The New 'Free NARA Rolls' List

Post by Borowskiy » 30 Jan 2017 23:48

Hello Martinski,

Sent to you the personal message, but it didn't reach you, is possible at you a full box and it is necessary to clean it to receive my letter.

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Post by Martinski » 31 Jan 2017 21:35

Hey Sergey! Many, many thanks! Answered also your PM!

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Post by Jeff Leach » 13 Feb 2017 09:55

Over the next few months I will be uploading between 1 - 2 TB new material to the Free List. After I get about 100 Mb uploaded, I will make a new post to you can access this material. During this time I probably won't be as helpful as usual in answering requests.

I will try and correct all the faulty rolls mention on this thread during that time.

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Post by Hinterwander » 09 Mar 2017 10:39

Jeff,

thx a lot for the possibility to get NARA stuff digitally, I have problems to download the Personalakten SS-Offiziere, the download cancels after 4GB...
I couldn't sent a PM to you as well.

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Re: The New 'Free NARA Rolls' List

Post by Jeff Leach » 11 Mar 2017 08:58

Hi,

My internet at home isn't working and hasn't been for almost Three weeks (I might have to change provider) so for now there is no way that I can help. I have noticed that some of the big files (8-12 Gb) do give problems, most likely some kind of time-out error. You can PM me your email address and I'll ask someone to send you the file.

The plan to upload a bunch of new files has stalled at 178 Gb because of internet problems.

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Re: The New 'Free NARA Rolls' List

Post by Jeff Leach » 29 Apr 2017 06:18

I am expanding the list and reorganizing the way the files are stored. The biggest change is that files over 4 Gb on Drive 2, have been broken into 3 Gb parts to try and ease downloading problems.

Note that rolls concerning a certain units maybe location on one, some or all of the drive (there will be three or four drives when I am finished). You are going to search to see what is there.

Drive 1 .......... 1005 Gb
Drive 2 .......... 698 Gb

If there is problems accessing Drive 2, it is most likely because I am still uploading to it about 12 hours a day. Once it reaches 800 - 900 Gb then I'll move on to Drive 3.

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Re: The New 'Free NARA Rolls' List

Post by Tiflo 62 » 30 Apr 2017 00:01

Hello,

Nice job Jeff! :thumbsup:

Does anybody own the LXXXII AK and the 49. Inf.Div. rolls ?

Thanks in advance.

Cheers!
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Re: The New 'Free NARA Rolls' List

Post by Borowskiy » 04 May 2017 02:04

Hello Jeff,

Thanks for work, very nice work ! :thumbsup:
It is very difficult to find the truth, it was very simple before.
Forward Jeff, go ahead! :thumbsup:

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Re: The New 'Free NARA Rolls' List

Post by Schmiedt » 05 May 2017 08:53

Dear Jeff,

Thank you so much for your great work!!

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