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ASM Affiliates, Inc.
2034 Corte Del Nogal
Carlsbad, California 92011
Telephone: (760) 804-5757
Fax: (760) 804-5755
E-mail: sstringer@asmaffiliates.com
Contact Person: Sarah Stringer-Bowsher
Research Specialty: Census Records; Labor & Business History/ Transportation/Regulatory Agency Records, RG 115 & 181; Science, Technology, Natural Resources, & Environmental Records.

Aarquives Unlimited, LLC
300 South Jenison Avenue
Lansing, MI 48915-1130
Telephone: (517) 303-5556
E-mail: info@aarquives.com
Contact Person: G. Russell Overton
Research Specialty: Native American relations; diplomatic records; Congressional records; Labor & business; science, technology, natural resources & environment; court records

Access History
4524 North Chelsea Lane
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4749
Telephone: (301) 351-5345
Fax: (301) 657-4610
E-mail: historianforhire@gmail.com
Contact Person: Grace Palladino
Research Specialty: Census Records, Labor, Business History, Transportation, and Regulatory Agency Records, Immigration, Emigration, and Naturalization Records, Congressional Records, Photographs and Pictures,

Access/Information Inc.
234 Columbine Street Suite 310
Denver, CO 80206-4711
Telephone:  (800) 827-7607 or (303)-778-7677
Fax:  (303) 778-7691
E-mail:  ai@access-information.com
Contact Person:  Wanda McDavid
Research Specialty: Document retrieval related to U.S. District Court and U.S. Court of Appeals, archived records and other federal agency/department public records. We specialize in research services for the legal and business communities.

Alana Dawn Adams
2 Crestview Avenue Apartment 1
Harrison, AR 72601-1900
Telephone: (870) 741-0776
E-mail: alano_dc@hotmail.com
Contact Person: Robert Adams

Alaska Maritime History Associates
PO Box 240165
Anchorage, Alaska 99524-0165
Telephone: (907) 227-7837
E-mail:  seacat@cybrrcat.com
Contact Person: J. Pennelope Goforth
Research Specialty:  Alaska maritime history: vessels, ports, economics, transportation, US customs, Revenue Cutter Service, Arctic research, whaling, fishing industry, salmon, crab, halibut.

American Roots Company
451 Hungerford Drive, Suite 119-234
Rockville, MD 20850
Telephone:  (240) 383-7834
E-mail:  theoscarmarionproject@yahoo.com
Contact Person:  Tina C. Jones
Research Specialty:  Geographic Area - Nationwide Searches, Early/Colonial Research, Tracing Back to 1st Immigrant Ancestor, African American/Slavery Research, Military Research, Verifying/Documenting Lineages for SAR and DAR.

BJ Alderman
211 E 79th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64114
Telephone:  (816) 824-8071
E-mail:  luvdale884@gmail.com
Contact Person:  BJ Anderson
Research Specialty:  Truman Library, Eisenhower Library, Clinton Center, Civil War, WWII, WWI, Native Americans, westward expansion, transportation, manufacturing, history of individuals, groups, organizations, businesses, historic photographs, lawmen, outlaws, litigation, court cases, the arts, science, technology, Federal government, state government, local government, maps, architectural drawings, films.

Donald Budrejko
PO Box 8732
Reston, VA 20195
Telephone: (860) 961-7298 (cell)
E-mail:  info@americaninternationalsolutions.com
Contact Person:  Donald Budrejko
Research Specialty: American & International History(Asia-Pacific, European, Latin American, Mediterranean,& Middle East). Aviation and Aerospace. Patents, Science, Technology, Industry, & Manufacturing. Military History - all Branches and Conflicts. Compiled service, pension, and unit records from the Civil War. Asbestos litigation including but not limited to - identifying potentially responsible parties and third party liabilities. Aerial photography, cartography, and still pictures. Research into issues involving Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, Department of State, Diplomatic and Congressional Records.

Archive Resources
2511 Swanhurst Drive
Midlothian, VA 23113
Telephone: (804) 897-6441
E-mail: wingate.matt@yahoo.com
Contact Person: Matt Wingate
Research Specialty:Environmental cleanup records, both civilian and DOD, academic research-including, but not limited to, RG 156-Ordnance, WWII Naval Records, Bureau of Aeronautics, and Army Corps of Engineers. Corporate histories focusing on war time production, change of ownership, diplomatic histories.

Associates at Nicklason Research
2217 N. Harrison Street
Arlington, Virginia 22205
Telephone:  (703) 536-5180 or (703) 946-7146
Fax:  (703)536-5180
E-mail:  mleutbecker@nicklason.com
Contact Person:  Mark Leutbecker
Research Specialty:  40 years experience researching African-American History; Congressional Records; Court Records (Supreme Court, Court of Claims); Coast Guard/Lighthouse/Custom Records; Labor & Business History/Transportation/Regulatory Agencies; Military-Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, National Guard, Veterans (Civil, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam); Native American History; Science, Technology, Natural Resources and Environmental clean-up (CERCLA, FUDS, PRP, MMRP); State Department. Land Use, Water Rights, Mining, Forests.Textual, Cartographic, Photographs, Newspapers. Also Library of Congress, Smithsonian, and other repositories.

Aviation Information Research Corporation
73 Fendall Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304-6343
Telephone: (703) 823-1264
Fax: (703) 823-1264
E-mail: tcairc@avinforsch.com
Contact Person: Thomas M. Culbert
Research Specialty:American Military, State Department, Department of Treasury, Department of Interior, Department of Transportation-Aviation, Nixon, Still Photos, Motion Pictures, and others.

Amylynne Baker-Santagate
20 Starwood Dr
Hampstead, NH 03841
Telephone:  (603) 247-1049
E-mail:  info@nhgenealogist.com
Contact Person:  Amylynne
Research Specialty:  Any + All available at these facilities listed below

Chamberlin & Chamberlin, LLC, Independent Research and Information Services
909 New Jersey Avenue, SE Suite 1006
Washington, DC 20003
E-mail:  tenaceus1@gmail.com
Contact Person:  John Chamberlin
Research Specialty:  Chamberlin & Chamberlin, Independent Research and Information Services: Available for work on content; case and commerce material. Experienced professionals in military, science, technology, environmental issues, management and land uses. Also for business development, R & D, institutional, academic and public history.

Chicago Research
21 W. Goethe, 4D
Chicago, IL 60610-8291
Telephone:  (312) 335-0586
E-mail:  kreynen@rcn.com
Contact Person:  Christina A. Reynen, MLS/MA
Research Specialty:  Independent archivist/researcher, specializing in Chicago and Cook County history. Areas of expertise; biography, court records, labor and business history, immigration/emigration, house and building history. Former contributor and fact checker for the Encyclopedia of Chicago.

COS Inc.
16560 Harbor Boulevard Ste A
Fountain Valley, CA 92708-1382
Telephone: (714) 418-0130
Fax: (714) 418-0137
E-mail: fleetsafety@centraldrugsystem.com
Contact Person: David Raley

Martha Davidson
2520 41st Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
Telephone: (202) 298-6937
Fax: (202) 298-6937
E-mail: mdwdc@sprintmail.com
Contact Person: Martha Davidson
Research Specialty: Still pictures, cartographic materials, and textual records.

Diplomatic and Intelligence Research
4469 Sedgwick St. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Telephone:  (202) 812-8466
E-mail: sim.smiley@gmail.com
Contact Person: Ms. Sim Smiley
Research Specialty:I specialize in diplomatic, intelligence and military history of the WII, the Cold War and beyond. Particular focus on: OSS, CIA, CIA Crest, State Dept, Captured German Records, Italy, France, Army Navy Intelligence, Biological Warfare, Nixon and the FBI. Fluent in French, Italian and Swedish and can also research in German and Spanish. Former NARA volunteer in Modern Military Branch where I compiled finding aids for OSS records.

Rogan C. Faith
1957 Hillcrest Drive
Anchorage, AK 99517-1350
Telephone: (907) 274-0202
Fax: (907) 274-0204
E-mail: rsfaith@alaska.net
Contact Person: Rogan C. Faith

Gina McNeely Picture Research
21470 Basil Court
Broadlands, VA 20148-3611
Telephone:  (703) 723-6770
E-mail:  gina.mcneely@comcast.net
Contact Person:  Gina McNeely
Research Specialty:  Military history, aviation, still photographs, motion pictures, arms and armament.

J. Pennelope Goforth
PO Box 240165
Anchorage, Alaska 99524-0165
Telephone: (907) 227-7837
E-mail: sales@cybrrcat.com
Contact Person: J. Pennelope Goforth
Research Specialty:  Alaska maritime history: vessels, ports, economics, transportation, US customs, Revenue Cutter Service, Arctic research, whaling, fishing industry, salmon, crab, halibut

Brian Eugene Gunn
18636 Hedgegrove Terrace
Olney, MD 20832-1812
Telephone: (240) 277-1276
Fax: (301) 570-5828
E-mail: be_gunn@yahoo.com
Contact Person: Brian Gunn

Satu Haase-Webb, Independent Historian and Researcher
1334 A Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Telephone:  (202) 257-6915
E-mail:  satuhw@yahoo.com
Contact Person:  Satu Haase-Webb
Research Specialty: All media types-Text records,Still images/Photographs, Video and Audio recordings. Military history (Civil War, WWI, World War II, MilitaryGov/OMGUS, POWs etc.),  Holocaust, captured German records, Nuremberg and other war crimes trials, Diplomatic and intelligence records, (mil Intel/CIC, OSI, SSU, CIA etc.), Cold War African American History (Slavery, Civil Rights), Women, Immigration (19th/20th c.), Art, Social History (19th/20th c. Labor, etc.). On-site, 15+ yrs experience. Ex-gov historian. German speaker (native).

Alfred W. Hahn
11619 Clear Ridge Drive
Midlothian, VA 23112-3150
Telephone:  (804) 739-0601
E-mail:  alhahn1@comcast.net
Contact Person:  Al Hahn
Research Specialty:  U.S. military history; U.S. business information

Helen Weiss Productions
Post Office Box 21264
Washington, DC 20009-0764
Telephone: (202) 255-0380
E-mail: hwprod2004@aol.com
Contact Person: Helen Weiss

Heritage Research Center, Ltd.
Post Office Box 9316
Missoula, MT 59807-9316
Telephone: (406) 721-1913
Fax: (406) 721-4220
E-mail: heritage@montana.com
Contact Person: Gary D. Williams

Historian for Hire
352 W. Parkwood Rd.
Decatur, GA 30030
Telephone:  (240) 461-7835
E-mail:  david.rotenstein@earthlink.net
Contact Person:  David S. Rotenstein
Research Specialty:  Topics: Industrial history, business history, cultural landscapes, land use, environmental, etc. Record Groups: Federal Communications Commission (RG 173); Federal Trade Commission (RG 122), Agriculture (RG 16); Interior (RG 48); Commerce (RG 40); and various military.

Historical Research Associates, Inc.
419 7th St. NW, Suite 403
Washington, D.C. 20004
Telephone:  (202) 557-0222
Fax:  (406) 721-1964
E-mail:  kzahniser@hrassoc.com
Contact Person:  Keith Zahniser
Research Specialty:  All research.

History Associates Incorporated
300 North Stonestreet Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850-1655
Telephone: (301) 279-9697
Fax: (301) 279-9224
E-mail: hai@historyassociates.com
Contact Person: Mike Reis

History Piquette LLC
2399 White Oak Trail
Oregon, Wisconsin 53575
Telephone:  (608) 843-6633
E-mail:  chief@historypiquette.com
Contact Person:  Gregory T. Smith, Chief Investigator
Research Specialty:  General Research, Military, Declassified Documents, Corporation History, Congressional Research, Aviation Research, FAA/NTSB, Naval, Maritime, Coast Guard, Harbor. Transportation, Film and Still photography.

James R. Holbein
6322 Timarron Cove Lane
Burke, VA 22015-4073
Telephone: (703) 303-4375
Fax: (703) 426-9011
E-mail: holbein@cox.net
Contact Person: James R. Holbein

Homework Assistance
P.O. Box 406 J
Denton, TX 76209
Contact Person: Angela
Research Specialty: We charge by the source/file/record not by the hour! Military records, immigration/emigration, historical documents, diplomatic records, government records, environmental, oral histories, and business records.

Stacy Horn - History for Hire
97 Perry Street - Suite 13
New York, NY 10014
E-mail:  horn@echonyc.com
Contact Person:  Stacy Horn
Research Specialty: Genealogy, personal histories, business histories, crime and law enforcement histories. I'm the author of five non-fiction books including "The Restless Sleep: Inside New York City's Cold Case Squad".

Matt Hutchinson
233 Springs Crossing
Canton, GA 30114
E-mail: matt.hutchinson@gmail.com
Contact Person: Matt Hutchinson
Research Specialty: History, Family History, religion, court records, business, people census, civil war, Carter Presidential Records, and other general research.

Alina J. Johnson, MSI, BBA, AB
3515 Sheffield Manor Terrace, #304
Silver Spring, MD 20904-7287
Telephone:  (301) 847-0261
Fax:  (301) 890-0134
E-mail:  alinaj@umich.edu
Contact Person:  Alina J. Johnson, MSI, BBA, AB
Research Specialty: Experienced researcher in all aspects of information: print & electronic records. Specialized research in federal information policy; federal information laws, guidelines, policies, and regulations; information privacy and security; freedom of information(access, retrieval, collection, and dissemination); labor; census; Congressional; court records; intelligence; science & technology; President Richard M. Nixon LIbrary & Museum(presidential records) and, research at Washington, D.C. sites including the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress.

Adam C. Kennedy
1310 W. 90th Ave #305
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
E-mail:  purduehistory1@yahoo.com
Contact Person: Adam Kennedy
Research Specialty:  History, Architecture, Labor, Chicago Area, City Planning, Photographs, Film, etc.

Vicki Killian, Nicklason Research Associates
5 Cleveland Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912-4123
Telephone: (301) 588-0456
E-mail: vkillian@nicklason.com
Contact Person: Vicki Killian
Research Specialty: military, Navy, civilian, cartographic, photographic, Native American, environmental, judicial, Congressional, business history, court records.

Orrin Konheim
2771 N Quincy St
Arlington, VA 22207
E-mail:  okonheim@comcast.net
Contact Person:  Orrin Konheim
Research Specialty:  U.S. History, Transportation, State Dept, Film History

Library Consultant Services LLC
24081 Ithaca St.
Oak Park, MI 48237-3511
Telephone:  (248) 629-7774
Fax:  (248) 629-7775
E-mail:  lawanda.cox@comcast.net
Contact Person: Lawanda V. Cox
Research Specialty:  Online search and retrieval on American History and African American documents and literature, Editing and Proofreading manuscripts for Historical books and electronic literature, Abstract writing for historical articles and literature, Content writing for history related newsletters, websites.

MMJ Research
3200 Garfield Street NW
Washington, DC 20008-3513
Telephone:  (202) 333-4555
Fax:  (202) 333-1059
E-mail:  mmj@erols.com
Contact Person:  Margaret Johnson
Research Specialty:  Still picture research including photographs, cartographic records, microfilm, manuscripts, civilian and military textual records, and Presidential records. 20+ years experience.

Rosanna Martinez
P.O.Box 347751
Coral Gables, FL
Telephone:  (305) 389-9134
E-mail:  rosannamartinez@yahoo.com
Contact Person:  Rosanna Martinez
Research Specialty:  General Research. All subjects. Research in Spanish, Russian and English.

McCaffery &; Associates, Inc
107 S West Street Suite 709
Alexandria, VA 22314-2824
Telephone:  (703) 548-6144
Fax:  (703) 548-6146
E-mail:  info@mccafferyassoc.com
Contact Person:  Thomas F. McCaffery
Research Specialty:  Naval, Maritime, and Aviation researchers specializing in research for law firms and their clients defending toxic tort claims; business, labor, military, regulatory, and transportation records; architectural, cartographic, and ship plans; photographs

Tangela L. Mingo
10930 NW 14th Ave #A10
Miami, Florida 33167
Telephone: (786) 350-0381 or (305) 696-2255
E-mail: tangemin@yahoo.com
Contact Person: Tangela L. Mingo
Research Specialty: Economic Finance, International Finance/Comparative

MLL Consulting, L.L.C.
8606 Battailles Court
Annandale, VA 22003
Telephone:  (202)415-1321 or (703)503-5531
Fax:  (703) 503-5531
E-mail:  mll_consulting@yahoo.com
E-mail:  footnote53@aol.com
Contact Person:  Michael L. Lawson, Ph.D.
Research Specialty:  General Research, Specific Document Search and Retrieval, Business Records, Census Records, Civilian Records, Congressional Records, Corps of Engineers Records, Court Records, Military Records, Environmental, Land and Water Rights, Native American Relations (RG75 and RG 48), Tribal History and Genealogy, Natural Resources, Presidential Libraries, Federal Records Centers. 40 Years Experience. Negotiable Rates.

Shannon Bridget Murphy
2660 Petersborough Street
Herndon, VA 20171-2443
Telephone: (703) 864-3099
E-mail: shannoninpapertrails@yahoo.com
Contact Person: Shannon Bridget Murphy
Research Specialty: Education records, FBI, CIA and videos.

Old Company Research
P.O. Box 223795
Chantilly, VA 20153
Telephone:  (703) 787-3552
Fax:  (703) 995-4422
E-mail:  research@oldcompany.com
Contact Person:  Bob Kerstein CPA, CGMA
Research Specialty:  Business, Financial, Commerce.

Partners in History
950 NW Elford Drive
Seattle, WA 98177-4125
Telephone: (206) 275-1114
E-mail: saboswell@msn.com
Contact Person: Sharon Boswell

Ned Reed
P.O. Box 265
Bandon, OR 97411-0265
Telephone: (541) 347-3735
E-mail: ned@nedreed.com
Contact Person: Ned Reed
Research Specialty: shipwrecks & transportation history

ResearchPlus
Post Office Box 638
Severna Park, MD 21146-0638
Telephone: (410) 729-4050
E-mail: researchplus@yahoo.com
Contact Person: Cathy Sippel or Jack Schworm

David S. Rotenstein, Ph.D.
10308 Edgewood Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Telephone: (240) 461-7835
E-mail: rotenstein@earthlink.net
Contact Person: David Rotenstein
Research Specialty: Topics: Industrial history, business history, cultural landscapes, land use, environmental, etc. Record Groups: Federal Communications Commission (RG 173); Federal Trade Commission (RG 122), Agriculture (RG 16); Interior (RG 48); Commerce (RG 40); and various military.

John Schuttler
2306 45th Ave.
Greeley, CO
Telephone:  (970) 405-9867
E-mail:  schuttlerj@hotmail.com.
Contact Person:  John Schuttler
Research Specialty:  Land, Environmental Issues, Corporate History, Native American, Legal Research

Edward A. Singer
7512 Sweetbriar Dr.
College Park, MD 20740
Telephone:  (703) 203-7770
E-mail:  edward.a.singer@gmail.com
Contact Person: Edward Singer
Research Specialty: General Research, All Topics, Find and Make Copies.

Strange Research
PO Box 7165
McLean, VA 22106-7165
Telephone:   (202) 320-2672
E-mail:   strangeresearch@mac.com
Contact Person:   Susan Strange
Research Specialty:   Motion pictures - full time on site research; still photographs and textual records - all subjects.

Taylor & Hammel LLC - A Litigation and Environmental Research Firm
1240 N. Pitt Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone:  (703) 822-4658
Fax:  (703) 842-8656
E-mail:  johntaylor@taylorhammel.com
Contact Person:  John Taylor - Senior Researcher
Research Specialty:  Environmental and Legal Research; Asbestos; Captured German Records; Cold War; Congressional Records; Court Records; Diplomatic Records; Immigration, Emigration & Naturalization; Labor & Business History; Military Records; Native American Relations Records; Navy Records; President Nixon Records; Science, Technology, Natural Resources and the Environment Records; Audio/Sound Recordings; Cartographic/Architectural/Ships Plans Records; Film & Video Recordings; Photographs and Pictures

TJ & Associates, L.L.C.
3931 Avion Park Ct, C116B, Suite 222
Chantilly, VA 20151
Telephone:  (571) 323-6348
Fax:  (888) 742-4381
E-mail:  toguz@tjandassociates.net
Contact Person:  Terri Oguz
Research Specialty:  Asbestos, Congressional Records, Court Records, Business, Military Records, Native American, Navy Records, Science, Technology, Natural Resources and the Environment, Genealogy & Family History

Westmoreland Research
Post Office Box 320488
Alexandria, VA 22320
Telephone: (202) 421-5151
Fax: (703) 768-6609
E-mail: info@westmorelandresearch.org
Contact Person: Michael Constandy, Director
Research Specialty:Captured German Records; Diplomatic Research, Intelligence; Military History; Navy Records; Legal Research; Labor and Business History; Asbestos; Court Records; Intelligence; Still Imagery; Aerial Imagery; and Cartography.



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