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Researchers Specializing in OSS, CIA, and Other Intelligence Records *

AAA Document Research and Retrieval Service
(A subsidiary of Data Reign Paralegal Services)
P.O. Box 1347
Euless, Texas 76039-1347
Telephone: (866) 633-8723
Fax: (972) 546-0552
E-mail: info@datareign.com
Contact Person: Jim Barber

Ab Initio Archives Research, LLC
1403 Pathfinder Lane
McClean, VA 22101
Telephone:  (703) 439-8789
E-mail:  kevin@abinitioresearch.net
Contact Person:  Kevin Morrow
Research Specialty:  Independent researcher. Former National Archives employee. Environmental :activities of former federal contractor and defense installations (hazardous chemicals, asbestos, etc.); identifying potentially responsible parties, land use history. Academic: military (all armed service branches, all wars; action reports, deck logs, muster rolls, high-level military policy, foreign military studies, etc.), diplomatic/intelligence (OSS; State Dept.; Army and Navy), captured German records (German Foreign Office, Wehrmacht/SS, Nazi Party). Photos: military and civilian. Cartographic: maps, charts, architectural drawings, ships' plans. Special focus on Middle East. Know German and French, some Arabic.

Academic Historical Research
4469 Sedgwick St. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Telephone:  (202) 812-8466
E-mail: sim.smiley@gmail.com
Contact Person: Sim Smiley
Research Specialty: Intelligence, Diplomatic Records, Cold War, Military Records, Captured German Records, Navy Records. OSS, Intelligence and State Department Records, WW2 and onward. One of the original compilers of the OSS finding aids and researcher for William J. Casey's memoir. Also FBI, CIA Crest, Holocaust, Looted Nazi Gold, War Crimes, Nuremberg, OWI and propaganda. Clients include the BBC, Ken Burns and the Monuments Men Project. Former State Department simultaneous interpreter in French and Italian (with Presidential assignments), can also conduct research in Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish and Norwegian. 20 years experience and a stickler for client satisfaction.

Ale's Archives
9810 Dairyton Court
Gaithersburg, MD 20886
Telephone:  (202) 406-0227
E-mail:  ale@perseusfoundation.org
Contact Person:  Victoria A. Brown
Research Specialty: Genealogy, diplomatic records, intelligence records, immigration, scientific, military.

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.

Archival Research
3200 16th Street, NW #806
Washington, D.C. 20010-3348
Telephone:  (202) 361-5000
Fax:  (202) 319-9150
E-mail:  jeremybigwood@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Jeremy Bigwood
Research Specialty:  All records regardless of media from 1700s to present including United States and Russian intelligence, military, diplomatic and civilian records as well as captured German military and police records (1890s-1945). Research can be carried out simultaneously by professional researchers in both the US and in Russian archives-or either one of the two-essential for any serious WWII or Cold War research. Open records laws (such as the US FOIA) can be used as an adjunct to archival research by declassifying responsive records directly from governments, where applicable.

Archivespro
103 Claybrook Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Telephone:  (301) 681-7160
E-mail:  archivespro@verizon.net
Contact Person:  Rebecca Livingston
Research Specialty:  Intelligence, military, Navy, Marine Corps, Diplomatic, Maritime, WWI

BACM Research
264 South LaCienega Blvd #1142
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Telephone:  (310) 289-2320
Fax:  (310) 289-2320
E-mail:  archivist@paperlessarchives.com
Contact Person:  John Spencer
Research Specialty:  All media types textual documents, photographs, film, video and audio recordings. Custom research and access to pre-compiled popular material and subjects through computer media. Subjects and topics include: African American History, Central Intelligence Agency, CIA CREST, Civil Rights, Civil War, Cold War, Crime, Department of Defense, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Foreign Policy, Korean War, National Security Agency, President Franklin Roosevelt, President Harry Truman, President Dwight Eisenhower, President John Kennedy, President Richard Nixon, President Gerald Ford, President Ronald Reagan, President George H.W. Bush, President George W. Bush, Slavery, Vietnam War, World War I, World War II.

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

Donna Bergstrom
9615 Sutherland Road
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Telephone:  (202) 236-2692 E-mail:  dbergstrom1@mac.com
Contact Person: Donna Bergstrom
Research Specialty:  Military Records, CIA Records, Native American Records, Record Group 75, Treaties

Cliff Callahan
2059 S. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22204
Telephone:  (703) 772-6030
E-mail:  callahan331@aol.com
Contact Person: Cliff Callahan
Research Specialty:  State Dept./Diplomatic; Asbestos& Environmental Exposure; Navy and Coast Guard; JFK; Nixon; WWII & Vietnam, including Action Reports, Journals, Unit Histories. Over 14 years experience.

Martha Davidson
2520 41st Street NW #3
Washington, DC 20007
Telephone: (202) 298-6937
Fax: (202) 298-6937
E-mail: mdwdc@sprintmail.com
Contact Person: Martha Davidson
Research Specialty: Still pictures and textual records, all subjects.

John J. Dawber, Jr.
Box 737
Walpole, MA 02081-1524
Telephone: (508) 668-0524
E-mail: johndawber@verizon.net
Contact Person: John J. Dawber, Jr.
Research Specialty:Intelligence-Military. Government Documents (NISPOM) & Small Arms.Videos of Historic Nature & record copies supplied.

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.

Focused Research International, Inc.
22194 Monterey Place
Leonardtown, MD 20650-2818
Telephone: (301) 475-3898
Fax: (301) 475-3898
E-mail: rypfri@radix.net
Contact Person: Allan Rypka, CDR USN retired

Charlotte Gavin
906 Davis Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912-6399
Telephone: (301) 920-1179
E-mail: m-claire@starpower.net
Contact Person: Charlotte Gavin
Research Specialty: Genealogy; History - concentration on Europe, Mid-East; Development & aid, Religion; Alternative medicine; history of 'UFO' sitings

Global Researchers
5801-F Nottoway Ct.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609
Telephone:  (919) 500-6097
E-mail:  steven@globalresearchers.org
Contact Person:  Steve Hopkins
Research Specialty:  Intelligence, Military, Science, Inventions, Environmental Records, unexplained recorded occurrences.

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).

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

Hisol
19900 Burchap Place
Montgomery Village, MD 20886
Telephone:   (202) 368-4733
E-mail:   hisol@mail.com
E-mail:   tugglect@aol.com
Contact Person:   Catherine Tuggle
Research Specialty:   Photography (specialize in WWII); RG45, 19,37, 80, 189, 38, 227, 456, 298, 181; Vietnam; Cold War; Naval & Ocean Science; Maritime and Intelligence technology; WWI; Civil War; history of science; RG 456, 537; 263; cartographic; hydrographic records.

HistInt Archival Research
16-1070 Miller Road
Bowen Island
BC, Canada VON 1G1
E-mail:  info@histint.org
Contact Person:  Adrian O'Sullivan
Research Specialty:  Intelligence History, Military History, Diplomatic History, Third Reich/Nazi History; all 20th Century!!

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

Matthew C. Hogan
P.O. Box 643
Burtonsville, MD 20866
Telephone: (301) 922-9065
Fax: (301) 890-0688
E-mail: hoganresearch@gmail.com
Contact Person: Matthew Hogan
Research Specialty: African American History, Asbestos, Court Records; Coast Guard/Lighthouse; Immigration; Military Records; Science/Technology; Diplomatic Records; Captured German Records; Census; Cold War records; Congressional Records; Genealogy and Family History Records; Intelligence records; Native American Relations Records; Navy Records; President Nixon records; Still Photos; Audio-Visual.

info2go
5305 Grand Mesa Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76137-3523
Telephone: (817) 656-3099
Fax: (817) 656-3099
E-mail: deb@debsinfo2go.us
Contact Person: Deborah A. Liptak

John Judge
P.O. Box 7147
Washington, DC 20044-7147
Telephone: (202) 583-5347
E-mail: johnjudge@starpower.net
Contact Person: John Judge

JiYoung Sarah Kim
4201 Massachusetts Ave NW 7044C
Washington, DC 20016-4709
Telephone: (703) 626-0861
Fax: (703) 626-0861
E-mail: sarahjiyoung@yahoo.com
Contact Person: Sarah J. Kim

The Leonard Group, Inc.

9364 Spring Water Path
Jessup, MD 20794
Telephone:   (301) 776-9260
Fax:   (301) 776-8962
E-mail:   info@theleonardgroupinc.com
Contact Person:   Kevin Leonard
Research Specialty:  African-American history, American military history, WWI, WWII, US Navy, US Army, US Air Force, 20th century American History, asbestos, captured German records, census records, Cold War, congressional records, court records, Coast Guard/lighthouse/customs records, diplomatic records, genealogy and family history records, immigration and naturalization records, intelligence, labor & business history/transportation/regulatory agency records, military records, Native American relations records, President Nixon, science, technology, natural resources & the environment, audio/sound recordings, cartographic/architectural/ships plans records, film & video recordings, still photos.

Robert Price, Maritime Research Associates
132 Fog Plain Road
Waterford, CT 06385
Telephone: (860) 961-0472
E-mail: rgprice@maritimeresearch.biz
Contact Person: Bob Price
Research Specialty: Naval Records, Submarine History, WWII, Military Records, Diplomatic Records, Intelligence Records

Owen McGillivray
416 Boston Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912-4148
Telephone:  (503) 709-0536
E-mail:  owen_mcgillivray@yahoo.com
Contact Person:  Owen McGillivray
Research Specialty:  Textual records (civilian), particularly in the Agricultural Adjustment Administration

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.

Shannon Bridget Murphy
2660 Petersborough Street
Herndon, VA 20171-2443
Telephone:   (703) 864-3099
E-mail:   shannoninpapertrails@yahoo.com
Research Specialty:   Asbestos: Captured German Records; Cold War; Congressional Records; Coast Guard, Lighthouse and Customs Records; Diplomatic Records; Family History; Immigration and Naturalization; Intelligence; Labor and Transportation; Military Records - Military searches including lineage and patriotic applications; Native American Relations Records; Navy Records; President Nixon; Science, Technology, Natural Resources and Environmental Records; Audio and Sound Recordings; Motion Pictures and Audio-Silent films; Film and Video; Photo Stills and Video Recordings; Photographs and Pictures
Contact Person:   Shannon Bridget Murphy

Ruth Mueller
182 Snowden Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540
Telephone:  (609) 924-3809 or (609) 751-6803 cell
E-mail:  ruth.mueller@aol.com
Contact Person:  Ruth Mueller
Research Specialty:  Fred W. Shipman (civil servant)career-Library of Congress, National Archives, Director FDR Library, State Dept.

Shanetta Oliver
P.O. Box 6204
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-6204
Telephone:  (240) 412-6182
E-mail:  oliverresearchsvcs@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Shanetta Oliver
Research Specialty:  African-American history, DOJ, FBI, and other law enforcement records, CIA, military records, immigration and naturalization, Census records, Genealogy

Pearl Information Services
110 Park Street
Portland, ME 04101-3825
Telephone: (207) 775-5889
E-mail: Pearl@Maine.rr.com
Contact Person: JoAn Street

Robert Price, Maritime Research Associates
132 Fog Plain Road
Waterford, CT 06385
Telephone: (860) 961-0472
E-mail: rgprice@maritimeresearch.biz
Contact Person: Bob Price
Research Specialty: Naval Records, Submarine History, WWII, Military Records, Diplomatic Records, Intelligence Records

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.

William Rau
8319 Haddon Drive
Takoma Park, MD 20912-7322
Telephone: (301) 588-7562
Fax: (419) 821-7240
E-mail: brau30@yahoo.com
Contact Person: William Rau

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

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.

Stenger Historica
9506 Dabney Court
Fredericksburg, VA 22408-7744
Telephone:   (540) 834-0684
E-mail:   stengerhistorica@gmail.com
Contact Person:   Dieter Stenger
Research Specialty:   Captured German records including SS, SA, NSKK, RUSNA and NSDAP files, all personnel records for officers and enlisted, and all combat formations/unit records of the army and SS, and all records of the SS. Fluent in German. Translation Services Available.

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.

Sunshine Historical Research
613 Blick Drive
Colesville, MD 20904-2904
Telephone: (240) 595-3681
E-mail: gscmmurphy@verizon.net
Contact Person: Greg Murphy
Research Specialty:  Cold War, Diplomatic Records, Intelligence, Presidential Libraries

Talent-Keyhole.com
131 N. Washington St. #1
Alexandria, VA 22314-3034
Telephone: (703) 307-7579
E-mail: info@talent-keyhole.com
Contact Person: Tim Brown

Marsha Ann Tate, Ph.D.
132 South Main Street
Pleasant Gap, PA 16823-3210
Telephone: (814) 359-3367
E-mail: marsha@mtateresearch.com
Contact Person: Marsha Ann Tate
Research Specialty: Census Records, Congressional Records, Court Records, Diplomatic Records, Genealogy and Family History Records, Immigration, Emigration and Naturalization Records, Intelligence, Labor and Business History/Transportation/Regulatory Agency Records, Military Records, Audio/Sound Recordings, Film and Video Recordings, Photographs and Pictures

Touchstone Research Group, LLC
244 5th Avenue, Suite 2571
New York, NY 10001-7604
Telephone:  (800) 283-3214
Fax:  (646) 530-8701
E-mail:  info@touchstoneresearchgroup.com
Contact Person:  William Hammond, Director
Research Specialty:  Touchstone is one of the largest research firms for military records at NPRC. Our on-site researchers have successfully retrieved thousands of veterans' records from that faciity and retrieves more records for veterans per week than any other firm. DD214s, OMPF, 201 Files, Military Medical Records. Bonded and insured services to acquire your military service records with offices in St. Louis MO, Denver CO, Millington TN, Quantico VA, Kansas City MO, and researchers at other military records repositories nationwide.

Juli Turano
6980 S Bannock St Apt 8
Littleton, CO 80120
Telephone: (303) 798-2108
E-mail: juli.belle@live.com
Contact Person: Juli Turano
Research Specialty:  Government(All) - Economics, Financial, Congressional, Executive, Judicial; Corporate - SEC, Intelligence, Lobby, Patents, Trademarks; Real Estate - GeoSat, Civil-Land, Taxes, Liens; Popular Fact Checking - Political, Current Events, Quotes; Historical, Ancestry, World Events

Mia Waller (Maria)
800 Ridge Drive
McLean, VA 22101-1624
Telephone: (703) 442-3883
E-mail:miawaller@cox.net
Contact Person: Mia Waller (Maria Waller)

Washington Historical Research
4661 South 34th Street
Arlington, VA 22206-1701
Telephone: (703) 671-8344
Fax: (703) 671-8322
E-mail: WashHistResearch@aol.com
Contact Person: Margaret Shannon, Senior Research Historian

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.

Paul Wolf
PO Box 11244
Washington, DC 20001-1244
Telephone: (202) 674-9653
Fax: (202) 364-6188
E-mail: paulwolf@icdc.com
Web Page Address: http://www.paulwolf.org
Contact Person: Paul Wolf
Research Specialty: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation.

Ayumi Yamada
6000 California Circle, Apt 307
Rockville, MD 20852
E-mail: ayumiyamada@hotmail.com
Contact Person: Ayumi Yamada
Research Specialty: OSS; State Department Records; U.S. Army World War II, Occupation of Japan; Japanese language documents



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