James B Taylor (FBI)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # 1235612-0
Est. Completion None
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No Responsive Documents

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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All records on, about, mentioning, or concerning James B Taylor who lived in Virginia during 1845.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jason Smathers
Filed via MuckRock.com
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From: FBI-Records Management Division

Dear Mr. Smathers,

Before the FBI can process your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOI/PA) request you must provide the following information highlighted with an "X" Mark.

_____The Legal Administrative Specialist (LAS) who is processing your request has asked for the following clarification:

_____A current mailing address is required as the FBI does not send releases and/or correspondence by electronic means.

__XXX___Proof of death is required such as: (death certificate, obituary, written media, recognized source that can be documented, Who's Who in America, FBI file that indicates subject is deceased, or the Social Security Death Index Page). Proof of death is not required if date of birth is 100 years ago or greater.

__XXX___A website link does not satisfy the proof of death requirement

_____The FBI does not accept digitally signed signatures. The signature must be original and legible. A scanned version is acceptable.

_____The U. S. Department of Justice DOJ-361 Form (Certification of Identity) requires an original and legible signature

_____The efoia submission form does not contain any request data (the fields are blank). Please resubmit. If you continue to have problems, please print the form and fax to: (540) 868-4995 or 4997

_XXX____Other information as stated: A date of birth is required in order to conduct a valid search for responsive records.

Please complete and submit the required information in order for the FBI to process your request.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at www.fbi.gov or http://foia.fbi.gov/. If you require additional assistance please contact me.

Thank you

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/Legal Admin. Specialist
Service Request Unit (SRU)
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Office: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4995 or 4997

From: Jason Smathers

I do not have a date of birth. I have a first name, middle initial and last name. If you are not able to identify the individual with the information I provided, please amend my request to records on ALL individuals for which you have records who meet the criteria which I provided: "James B Taylor who lived in Virginia during 1845."

If you must search by birth dates, please search for all people born between 1775 and 1830 who have the name James B Taylor.

Proof of death is not required because of the age of the subject. Even if he was just born in 1845, there would be a presumption of death based on age. However, it is likely that he was older in 1845.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Ms. Smathers,

The FBI has received your additional correspondence regarding your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it has been forwarded to the assigned analyst for review. If appropriate, a response will be forthcoming.

Additional information regarding the FOIPA may be accessed at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/.

If you require additional assistance please contact me.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 8, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1235612-0.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Smathers,

The above FOIPA was closed and correspondence mailed to you on 12-12-13.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/Legal Admin. Specialist
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A no responsive documents response.

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