Personalakten (NARA A-3356)

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Re: Personalakten (NARA A-3356)

Post by Mori » 11 Aug 2021 14:29

Thanks. The few such items I noticed so far were large size items copied at a later time than the main files. The download button is handy :)

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Re: Personalakten (NARA A-3356)

Post by histan » 12 Aug 2021 23:30

I am sure that you guys have found out that full generals whose names begin with S are downloadable.

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Re: Personalakten (NARA A-3356)

Post by Mori » 15 Aug 2021 11:53

Actually, it looks like an interval of ca. 50 files are easy to download. Can't explain why just these.

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Re: Personalakten (NARA A-3356)

Post by pintere » 11 Nov 2021 03:20

This is a bit of a long shot, but is there any indicator as to when they intend to digitize the remaining personnel files in the BArch? Obviously it's gonna take a lot more time than the handful that are already online, but it would at least be good to know if it's planned sometime in the foreseeable future.

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Re: Personalakten (NARA A-3356)

Post by Dave Danner » 02 Jan 2022 19:01

The priorities of German archivists bewilder me. For example, for some reason, the Landesarchiv in Stuttgart has been digitizing various Kriegsstammrollen of Württemberg regiments, a slow process for the tens, maybe hundreds of thousands, of privates, corporals and sergeants, but not the Kriegsstammlisten of officers, which are generally of more interest to researchers.

Though I guess I should credit the Bundesarchiv with their apparent top-down approach as opposed to the B-W Landesarchiv's bottom-up approach.

One other observation I have after looking at a number of Luftwaffe general officer files is that the Luftwaffe Personalamt was much worse organized than the HPA.

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Re: Personalakten (NARA A-3356)

Post by askropp » 16 Jan 2022 20:02

At least, all available files have been changed to the new interface and are easily downloadable now. But I still prefer the alphabetical approach of NARA, because I noticed several cases in which BA-MA registered a wrong rank. On the other hand, NARA should have learned how to list Umlaute and titles of nobility before they compiled the officer Karteien.
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