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Researchers Specializing in Records held at the Washington National Records Center (Suitland, MD)*

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Michael Cawvey
1411 E 2nd St Box 50792
Tulsa, OK 74150-0792
Telephone: (918) 639-5739
Fax: (918) 584-4423
E-mail: tulsapost1@aol.com
Research Specialty: Military records; service records; VA records

Daniel Gallacher, Senior Associate Historian
Historical Research Associates, Inc.
125 Bank St 5th Fl Box 7086
Missoula, MT 59806-7086
Telephone: (406) 721-1958
Fax: (406) 721-1964
E-mail: gallach@hrassoc.com
Research Specialty: Diplomatic, labor, business, transportation, regulatory, military, Native American relations, science, technology, natural resources, and environmental records

Catherine Tuggle
Hisol
19900 Burchap Pl
Montgomery Village, MD 20886
Telephone: (202) 368-4733
E-mail: hisol@mail.com; tugglect@aol.com
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.

Richard Horan
Concord Research & Consulting Group, LLC
200 International Dr Ste 157
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Telephone: (603) 433-9000
E-mail: rhoran@concordresearch.org
Research Specialty: Asbestos, Navy & Maritime Records

Rosanna Martinez
PO Box 347751
Coral Gables, FL 33234-7751
Telephone: (305) 389-9134
E-mail: rosannamartinez@yahoo.com
Research Specialty: General historic records; All archival records
About: General Research. All subjects. Research in Spanish, Russian and English.

Michael G. Bracey
Bracey Archival Research
2708 Middle Neck Rd
Odenton, MD 21113
Telephone: (301) 219-1918
E-mail: micher9@comcast.net
Research Specialty: Military and Civilian records, personnel records at St. Louis, Vietnam; Navy deck logs and muster rolls, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam; Asbestos litigation research
About: I’m a professional Archival Research Specialist with 14 years experience researching military/civilian records at National Archives, College Park, MD. I graduated from Antioch School of law, Washington, DC in 1981. I have performed asbestos litigation research at the National Archives for various national law firms.

Cathy Sippel; Jack Schworm
ResearchPlus
PO Box 638
Severna Park, MD 21146-0638
Telephone: (410) 729-4050
E-mail: researchplus@yahoo.com
Research Specialty: Will research anything to fit your needs

Sean McCrohon
2101 Connecticut Ave NW 45
Washington, DC 20008
Telephone: (202) 465-6874
E-mail: researchmcc@aol.com
Research Specialty: Skilled in all aspects of textual, image, military and legal research. Adept at managing large or small projects.

Sim Smiley
Academic Historical Research
4469 Sedgwick St NW
Washington, DC 20016
Telephone: (202) 812-8466
E-mail: sim.smiley@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Intelligence, Diplomatic Records, Cold War, Military Records, Captured German Records, Navy Records. OSS, Intelligence and State Department Records, WW2 and onward. Also FBI, CIA Crest, Holocaust, Looted Nazi Gold, War Crimes, Nuremberg, OWI and propaganda.
About: One of the original compilers of the OSS finding aids and researcher for William J. Casey’s memoir. 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.

Sim Smiley
Academic Historical Research
4469 Sedgwick St NW
Washington, DC 20016
Telephone: (202) 812-8466
E-mail: sim.smiley@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Intelligence, Diplomatic Records, Cold War, Military Records, Captured German Records, Navy Records. OSS, Intelligence and State Department Records, WW2 and onward. Also FBI, CIA Crest, Holocaust, Looted Nazi Gold, War Crimes, Nuremberg, OWI and propaganda.
About: One of the original compilers of the OSS finding aids and researcher for William J. Casey’s memoir. 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.

Jack R. Lopez
Archival Research Service
12624 Orchard Brook Ter
Potomac, MD 20854-2326
Telephone: (240) 432-0038
E-mail: archivalresearchservice@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Military Records for World War I and thereafter: all the service branches and civilian records that apply; Veterans service records; Asbestos
About: We are a research company with many years of experience at the National Archives and other major sources of records in the Metropolitan Washington DC area. We have conducted research in Military Records for World War I and thereafter. Our efforts cover all the service branches and civilian records that apply. We provide paper copies from originals, microfilm, photographs and motion film and video. We are a fee based company, providing a service to relatives and families of veterans who want to preserve and honor the past. We also assist in support of legal research for the purpose of validating service records and attorney client asbestos cases.

Amy Sue Smith
Amy Sue Smith, MA, JD
6417 Forest Rd
Cheverly, MD 20785-3127
Telephone: (240) 256-5265
E-mail: amysuesmith@yahoo.com
Research Specialty: Genealogy and Family History Records; Military Records; Immigration, Emigration and Naturalization Records; pension files; and land records

Katherine L. Goss
9348 Cherry Hill Rd Apt 719
College Park, MD 20740
Telephone: 502-819-1561
E-mail: kathy_goss@mindspring.com
Research Specialty: Genealogy, Census Records, Oral History, Records Management, Archival Management and Preservation

J. Marie Green
6330 Newtown Cir Apt B1
Tampa, FL 33615-3621
Telephone: (813) 854-3243
E-mail: jmarie0604@verizon.net
Research Specialty: Independent Scholar, Historian, African American History, Slavery, Reconstruction, WWI and WWII African American Soldiers, Courts-Martial UCMJ Records, Former Military Paralegal, Cemetery Preservation, Historical Surverys, African American Genealogy.

Kevin Morrow
Ab Initio Archives Research
6908 Fairfax Dr 302
Arlington, VA 22213
Telephone: (540) 207-7222
E-mail: morrow.kevin@gmail.com
Research Specialty: TEXTUAL: Evironmental cleanup litigation with former federal contractors involving hazardous chemicals, asbestos, etc.; identifying potentially responsible parties, third party liabilities, land use history, etc.; Academic research, concentrating on all branches of the military (particularly World War II, Korea, Vietnam), diplomatic and intelligence fields (OSS; State Dept.; Army and Navy Intelligence). Veterans benefits(medals, Agent Orange Exposure, action reports, deck logs, muster rolls), Navy (Bureaus of Ships, Ordnance, Aviation); PHOTOS: military (especially 20th century), civilian; CARTOGRAPHIC: military and civilian.
About: Independent historian/researcher. Former National Archives employee. Knows German and French.

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

John D. Bowen
613 Chichester Ln
Silver Spring, MD 20504-3331
Telephone: (301) 384-6533
Research Specialty: All record groups; still photographs; motion picture films; cartographic records; military research; Brady Collection; Battle of the Bulge; U.S. Air Corps; MACRs; World War II casualty, after action, and POW reports; Navy ship logs, diaries, and rosters

David Thaxton; Kevin Green
Thaxton Green Studios, Inc.
PO Box 360
Millwood, VA 22646
Telephone: (540) 837-9300
E-mail: david@thaxtongreen.com
Research Specialty: Motion Pictures, Video and Still Picture research for inclusion into television documentaries, feature films and other media productions. Vietnam - Provide unit and 201 File documentation for use in VA claims. Specific - 1st Cav. Division Awards, Orders, unit & individual.
About: 30 years experience in archive research, consultation and production.

Gayle Yiotis
508 Mashie Dr SE
Vienna, VA 22180-4926
Telephone: (703) 915-9303
E-mail: gcyiotis@cox.net
Research Specialty: Documentary research, genealogy, Native American records, Military Records, etc.
About: Seventeen years conducting research for the Smithsonian.

Mike Constandy, Senior Researcher
Deck Logs
PO Box 320488
Alexandria, VA 22320
Telephone: (202) 421-5151
Fax: (703) 768-6609
E-mail: info@usndecklogs.com
Research Specialty: We specialize in naval and maritime research, deck logs, action reports, muster rolls, asbestos litigation support, NPRC 201 and 214 file research, and PTSD claims. We also provide full service photo, cartographic, and engineering imagery.
About: A professional military and historical research firm with nearly twenty years of worldwide experience sourcing unique data for the legal, historical, governmental, and veteran communities.

Forrest L. Burgener
"Wits End" Properties, LLC
PO Box 121
Schooleys Mountain, NJ 07870-0121
Telephone: (908) 304-2018
E-mail: burgener46@comcast.net
Research Specialty: Rockland City (NY)Archives; my current specialty is family military records and re-building records destroyed in the Archive files in 1973.

Gregory D. Cook
5768 Springfish Pl
Waldorf, MD 20603-4234
Telephone: (301) 645-2759
E-mail: gcook2000@hotmail.com
Research Specialty: Military records; genealogy; archaeology; census records

Doug Littlefield
Littlefield Historical Research
6207 Snake Rd
Oakland, CA 94611
Telephone: (510) 339-1017
E-mail: drl@littlefieldhistoricalresearch.com
Research Specialty: Water rights; Navigable waterwya; Native American history; Environmental history; Land use; Mining; Rivers; Forests; Public lands; National parks; Boundaries; Interstate conflicts; Transportation; Census records; Toxic waste
About: Water rights, navigabililty, Native American, environmental land use, mining, rivers, forests, public lands, national parks, boundaries, interstate conflicts, transportation, census, toxic waste

Elspeth Callahan
Independence Legal Support
PO Box 1807
Greenbelt, MD 20768-1807
Telephone: (240) 392-0017
E-mail: requests@independencelegalsupport.com
Research Specialty: Court Records; Government Agency Records; Congressional Records. We also provide document retrieval from the Library of Congress.

Jeffrey D. Mehall
Jeffrey David Mehall
13901 Dowlais Dr
Rockville, MD 20853-2639
Telephone: (301) 933-5790
E-mail: jmehall2@msn.com
Research Specialty: American history-Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Popular Culture 1900-1960, Cartographic and Architectural Records, Civil Rights Era, Cold War, Film and Video Records, Genealogy, Holocaust, International Topics, Labor and Business History, especially Railroads, Land Records, Military Records, New Deal & 1930s America, Post WWII-Era

Elisabeth M. Hartjens
Imagefinders, Inc.
6101 Utah Ave NW
Washington, DC 20015-2461
Telephone: (202) 244-4456
Fax: (202) 244-3237
E-mail: hartjens@erols.com
Research Specialty: Motion picture, sound, and video; still images; textual records, including Congressional, Coast Guard and lighthouse, diplomatic, military, Navy, immigration and naturalization, and Nixon related records

Jane A. Martin
The Photo Editor
4731 Williamsburg Blvd
Arlington, VA 22207-2835
Telephone: (703) 765-1626
Fax: (703) 241-2939
E-mail: fotoeditor@comcast.net
Research Specialty: All archival imagery, maps, text, moving pictures, recorded sound, copyright verification

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

M. L. ’Mel’ Gentry
The Hannah Family Foundation
PO Box 27
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Telephone: (866) 523-2993;(480) 778-0459
Fax: given upon request
E-mail: thehannahfamilyfoundation@safe-mail.net;hannahfamilyfoundation@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Little Shell Nation, Family genealogy, Turnbo papers Silas Turnbo, Historical data, maps, Native Indigenous American Indians, Military Records.

Stephen Strothers
CTI, Capitol Toxics Investigations
8 Froude Cir
Cabin John, MD 20818
Telephone: (703) 304-2089
E-mail: capitoltox@gmail
Research Specialty: Document search, review, and summary reports. Documents can be provided as hard-copy, electronic copy (with Bates numbers), or certified originals. Specialty services include searches through State Archives and other document banks throughout the country; toxicology, federal chemical policy, computer technology, and data management.
About: CTI is a woman and minority owned and operated business. We have research expertise and rapid access to the Library of Congress, the National Archives, Federal Agency dockets, and other repositories of original archived documents, journals, government communications, etc. Services include document search, review, and summary reports. Documents can be provided as hard-copy, electronic copy (with Bates numbers), or certified originals. Specialty services include searches through State Archives and other document banks throughout the country. Our researchers have expertise in toxicology, federal chemical policy, computer technology, and data management.

Amy Doherty
Pawpro Media, LLC
6743 Towne Lane Rd
McLean, VA 22101
Telephone: (571) 218-6857
E-mail: pawpro@mac.com
Research Specialty: Motion Picture/Film,Census, Genealogy research

John Schuttler
2306 45th Ave
Greeley, CO 80634-3241
Telephone: (970) 405-9867
E-mail: schuttlerj@hotmail.com
Research Specialty: Land, Environmental Issues, Corporate History, Native American, Legal Research

Gary D. Williams
Heritage Research Center, Ltd.
PO Box 9316
Missoula, MT 59807-9316
Telephone: (406) 721-1913
Fax: (406) 721-4220
E-mail: heritage@montana.com
Research Specialty: Litigation support; natural resources and the environment; Congressional, court, and military records; Native American relations records; business history and relationships with government

Sioux Oliva, Ph.D.
Legacy History
18213 Lake Encino Dr
Encino, CA 91316
Telephone: (818) 342-1031; (310) 503-1314
E-mail: solivaphd@me.com
Research Specialty: Researching and writing family history, genealogy, project management for large estates, archival organizing of family papers and collections.
About: Project Historian. Researching and writing family history, genealogy, project management for large estates, archival organizing of family papers and collections. Clients include Mrs. Robert F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe’s Estate, Sally Quinn and Ben Bradlee and the Grey Gardens papers.

M. S. Shell
Writers Ink Media Services
938 E Tantallon Dr
Fort Washington, MD 20744-5209
Telephone: (301) 292-2027
E-mail: info@writersinkmedia.com
Research Specialty: Motion pictures, audio, photo stills and video recordings. Our facility provides braodcast duplications and screening files.

Ryan Curtis
Archive Research Associates
539 Calef Hwy Ste 206
Epping, NH 03042
Telephone: (603) 978-7456
E-mail: rcurtis@archiveresearch.com
Research Specialty: Environmental, Regulatory, Labor Records, and Military Records

Ms. Doris A. Thomas, M.Ed.
Obama Eduvision Corporation
4914 Cottage St
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Telephone: (215) 807-1885
Fax: (215) 807-1885
E-mail: sjinnovative07@yahoo.com
Research Specialty: Military Records for United States Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Forces, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard, National Personnel Records Center, Mental Health Records, Medical Evidence.

Kris Kaszuba
3857 Pell Pl Ste 301
San Diego, CA 92130-4141
Telephone: (858) 353-6279
E-mail: kris002@hotmail.com
Research Specialty: Immigration and Naturalization Records, Military Records, Service Records, Morning Reports, Personnel Files, DD214, Unit rosters, Payroll records, Medical Records, Family Genealogy, Citizenship Records

Gregory T. Smith, Chief Investigator
History Piquette LLC
2399 White Oak Trl
Oregon, WI 53575
Telephone: (608) 843-6633
E-mail: chief@historypiquette.com
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.

Elizabeth Khan
Record Click LLC
123 E Main St Ste 2 PMB 105
Denville, NJ 07834
Telephone: 1-866-632-9291
E-mail: info@recordclick.com
Research Specialty: Ancestral Research, Find Family, Heir Searching, DNA Family Tree, Adoption Research, Military Research, also citizenship by descent applications.

Richard Vidutis
Recordations
205 Yoakum Pkwy 1105
Alexandria, VA 22304
Telephone: (301) 233-0651
E-mail: culturalheritage@fastmail.fm
Research Specialty: Military records (base records, theater construction engineering, ordnance locations, base architecture, oral histories); Engineering records (bridge construction, plans, mining, architecture); Marine records (ship types, plans, shipwreck locations, fatalities, cargo manifests, customs records); Immigration (emigration, ethnic communities, census records, labor history); Cartographic and architectural records (maps, drawings); Photographs and pictures.

Allan Rypka, CDR USN retired
Focused Research International, Inc.
22194 Monterey Pl
Leonardtown, MD 20650-2818
Telephone: (301) 475-3898
Fax: (301) 475-3898
E-mail: rypfri@radix.net
Research Specialty: Military records, intelligence, aviation, diplomatic

Jim Heddell
4048 Barker Rd
West Valley City, UT 84119
Telephone: (801) 215-9409
E-mail: research@genealogists.com
Research Specialty: General research; Document search
About: We have over 200 professional genealogists located around the world and specialize in providing documents from over 600 archives and libraries around the world.

Kevin D. Milus
Milus Historical Research
2812 Mattlyn Ct
Raleigh, NC 27613-6510
Telephone: (919) 815-4360
E-mail: kmilus@aol.com
Research Specialty: Census Records, Genealogy & Family History Records, Immigration, Emigration and Naturalization Records, Military Records, Cartographic/Architectural Records, Photographs and Pictures.

Cynthia Campbell
The Center for African American Genealogical Research, Inc. (CAAGRI)
225 Industrial Ct Ste 100
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Telephone: (540) 785-9925
E-mail: research@caagri.org
Research Specialty: African American, Native American, Census, Military, Court Records, Genealogy and Family History, Civil War, Slavery.

Orah Hurst
Paper Trails Historical Research, LLC
2506 Terrett Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301-1151
Telephone: (703) 837-8663
Fax: (703) 837-8664
E-mail: papertrails.research@verizon.net
Research Specialty: Asbestos on ships: US Navy, Merchant Marine, Coast Guard, Naval Air.
About: Providing service to veterans and their attorneys since 1994.

V. Miller
Center for Research Information, Inc.
9300 Brookville Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910-1742
Telephone: (301) 346-6501
Fax: (301) 587-9658
E-mail: cri@ix.netcom.com
Research Specialty: Focus on biomedical realted subjects, including history of medicine, diplomatic and military records on life sciences.

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

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

Harold Hurtt, Jr.
Ecoblack
PO Box 64210
Washington, DC 20029-4210
Telephone: (888) 464-3646
Fax: (240) 359-7543
E-mail: envirotour@netzero.net
Research Specialty: Environmental, African-Americans, HBCUs

Laurence Krupnak
T/A East Europe Connection
1711 Corwin Dr
Silver Spring, MD 20910-1533
Telephone: (301) 585-0117
E-mail: lkrupnak@erols.com
Research Specialty: EWZ Records (RG 242); immigration and naturalization records; State Department and foreign service records

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

Martin Baldessari
1522 Monroe Street NW
Washington, DC 20010-3141
Telephone: (202) 328-1155
E-mail: madaba@verizon.net
Research Specialty: Still Pictures, Motion pictures, Cartographic records, textual records; Civil War; WWII
About: Heavy experience in Still Pictures Branch. Also familiar with Motion Picture, Textual, and Cartographic. Generalist, with deep experience in Civil War and WWII. 30+ years in research.

Joseph Trevithick
1420 W Abingdon Dr Apt 319
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: (412) 512-6509
E-mail: jtrevith@gmail.com
Research Specialty: US Military History, 1946-Present

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

Dave Williams
DCW & Associates
7400 Center Ave Ste 209
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Telephone: (800) 899-0442
Fax: (714) 892-3543
E-mail: courtresearch@dcwpi.com
Research Specialty: Document Retrieval and Review: Civil and Criminal Court records; bankruptcy records; archived records; county, state & federal records.
About: National research company comprised of former federal investigators.

Shannon Bridget Murphy
2660 Petersborough St
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

Mark Leutbecker
Associates at Nicklason Research
2217 N Harrison St
Arlington, VA 22205
Telephone: (703) 536-5180; (703) 946-7146
Fax: (703)536-5180
E-mail: mleutbecker@nicklason.com
Research Specialty: 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.
About: 40 years experience researching. Also does research at the Library of Congress, Smithsonian, and other repositories.

Victoria Kinnear
My Ancestors Lived Here
417 Chadford Rd
Baltimore, MD 21212
Telephone: (443)-863-8733
E-mail: victoria@myancestorslivedhere.com
Research Specialty: Genealogy
About: NIGR (National Institute on Genealogical Research) certificate holder

James R. Holbein
6322 Timarron Cove Ln
Burke, VA 22015-4073
Telephone: (703) 303-4375
Fax: (703) 426-9011
E-mail: holbein@cox.net
Research Specialty: Congressional, court, diplomatic records; labor and business history; science and technology

Kevin Leonard
The Leonard Group, Inc.
9364 Spring Water Path
Jessup, MD 20794
Telephone: (301) 776-9260
Fax: (301) 776-8962
E-mail: info@theleonardgroupinc.com
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.

Jan A Campbell
A1 Positive Thought
PO Box 13877
Tallahassee, FL 32317-3877
E-mail: jacnrg@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Military Records and Awards (Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Indian Wars/Treaties, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam), Pensions, VA benefits, NARA Records and Bounty Land, Native American Lineage Research including Dawes rolls. Genealogy and Family History Records including Census, Birth/Marriage/Death, Vital Records, Wills and Voter records. Passports, Immigration, Emigration and Naturalization records. Ancestry.com Family Trees, Pedigree Charts, and Photographs. Preparation of lineage society applications for DAR, SAR, and Tribal citizenship by descent. Searches of International, National and State Digital Archives, and University Libraries. On-site searches of Florida, Georgia and Alabama Archives and electronic records.
About: Reasonable rates.

Bonnie G. Rowan
Bonnie G. Rowan Film Research
1849 California Street NW
Washington, DC 20009-1808
Telephone: (202) 265-1081
Fax: (202) 265-1234
E-mail: browan@his.com
Research Specialty: Motion pictures, video, recorded sound, still pictures, textual records; 20th century world history, World War II, black history, POWs, sports, humor, air and space, children, and technology
About: Full-time, on-site research in motion pictures, video, recorded sound, still pictures, and textual records; Twenty-one years research experience.

Robert E. McDivitt
Militaria Research Services
205 San Juan Ct
Williamstown, NJ 08094-3021
Telephone: (856) 875-6114
E-mail: rmcdivittjr@yahoo.com
Research Specialty: Record Group 242 and related records; German military personnel and formations; members of the SS, SA, and the various NSDAP organizations; recipients of the Goldenen Ehrenzeichen and Blutorden; military personnel and formations of the U.S. and U.K.

Robert Duckham
9401 Owings Heights Cir 102
Owings Mills, MD 21117-6108
Telephone: (410) 356-6076
E-mail: duckham@comcast.net
Research Specialty: 20th Century documents; General research

Michael L. Lawson, Ph.D.
MLL Consulting, L.L.C.
8606 Battailles Ct
Annandale, VA 22003
Telephone: (202)415-1321;(703)503-5531
Fax: (703) 503-5531
E-mail: mll_consulting@yahoo.com;footnote53@aol.com
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.
About: 40 Years Experience. Negotiable Rates.

Michael Constandy
Westmoreland Research
PO Box 20069
Alexandria, VA 22320-9804
Telephone: (202) 421-5151
Fax: (703) 317-1709
E-mail: mjc@westmorelandresearch.org
Research Specialty: Captured German Records; Cold War; Congressional Records; Coast Guard; Diplomatic; Intelligence; Military Records; Navy; Film and Video; Photos and Pictures

Mark K. Ragan
American Military Research
319 Arbutus Dr
Edgewater, MD 21037
Telephone: (410) 271-2693; (410) 798-1904
E-mail: markkragan@yahoo.com
Research Specialty: I specialize in Revolution through late twentieth century military history and will work with the customer closely.
About: I Currently serve as Hunley Project Historian (First Submarine to sink an enemy ship, raised in 2000). I have authored several books and magazine articles and have appeared in over a dozen historical documentaries. I have conducted research for the adventure novelist Clive Cussler, The Naval Historical Center, Department of Defense, etc.

Michael Milligan
Expeditions in History
4162 Charles St
La Mesa, CA 91941
Telephone: (619) 916-8134
E-mail: mmilligan05@expeditionsinhistory
Research Specialty: Oral History: Conduct recorded interviews of families, communities and corporations for the purpose of creating a permanent record and contribute to an understanding of the past.

Jeremy Bigwood
Archival Research
3200 16th Street NW 806
Washington, DC 20010-3348
Telephone: (202) 361-5000
Fax: (202) 319-9150
E-mail: jeremybigwood@gmail.com
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).
About: 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.

Carolyn S. Billups
39045 Tanglewood Ct
Mechanicsville, MD 20659-4323
Telephone: (301) 472-1863
E-mail: researchmuse@md.metrocast.net
Research Specialty: Census Records; military records; Civil War; WWII

Dara A. Baker
Dara A. Baker PhD (ABD)
1800 N Oak St 1306
Arlington, VA 22209
Telephone: (631) 766-5181
E-mail: dabaker.research@gmail.com
Research Specialty: United States and British History, Congressional Records, esp 19th and 20th century, Judicial Records, Native American, African American, Genealogy, Immigration, Census, Military/Pension, Political, Congressional and Presidential, State Records, Personal Papers, Petitions to Congress (RG 46, RG 233), Rare Books

Sonia Murphy
Sunshine Historical Research
613 Blick Dr
Colesville, MD 20904-2904
Telephone: (301) 625-8937
E-mail: gscmurphy@aol.com
Research Specialty: Bureau of Ships (RG 19); State Department (RGs 59, 84); FBI (RG 65); Alien Property (RG 131); Maritime (RG 178); War Production Board (RG 179); Naval Installations (RG 181); War Manpower (RG 188); OSS (RG 226); RFC (RG 234); CIA (RG 263)

Andrea C. Osinchak
Family Links
5506 Limeric Circle 41
Wilmington, DE 19808-3409
Telephone: (302) 737-7077
E-mail: fmlylnk@aol.com
Research Specialty: Genealogy

Georgia Shaw
6112 Landon Ln
Bethesda, MD 20817-6658
Telephone: (301) 229-4301
E-mail: shawgeorgia@msn.com
Research Specialty: All subject or media type within the Washington, DC area NARA facilities, especially photography.

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

Marc D. Thompson
708 Enfield Rd
Delray Beach, FL 33444-2625
Telephone: (561) 676-6179
E-mail: genealogist22@aol.com
Research Specialty: Genealogy

Donnie East
Data Retrieval Services, Inc.
PO Box 1600
Jasper, GA 30143
Telephone: (800) 250-1665
Fax: (877) 389-5822
E-mail: donnieeast@drsofga.com
Research Specialty: Bankruptcy, Civil, Criminal from all Courts nationwide.

Dan Jeanes
American Mid-West Research
1422 W Short Ave
Independence, MO 64050-3536
Telephone: (816) 805-0077
E-mail: dcjeanes@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Native American research for legal documentation experience. Bankruptcy and court records. Military medical and personnel records. Academic Historical Research, including WWII military history.
About: Certified Paralegal, experienced in litigation research. Literally minutes from Truman Historical Library and Research Room, Truman Birthplace, and Truman Home; easy access to Kansas City National Archives. If you need specific topic researched and you don’t see it listed, please ask.

Ann Trevor
American Warfare, Intelligence, Diplomacy and the Homefront
5500 Friendship Blvd Ste 1814N
Chevy Chase, MD 02815
Telephone: (202) 330-8827
E-mail: winwin@post.harvard.edu
Research Specialty: WWII through the Cold War, OSS through CIA (Records and Personal Papers): ETO, Holocaust, Looted Nazi Gold and Art, Nuremberg; The Pacific War, War Crimes, Occupation of Japan; Propaganda, the Homefront and Industrial Mobilization; the Depression, the New Deal, WPA, and 1930’s America; Post WWII, McCarthy Hearings, Korea, and Vietnam; Military Records from all Branches, CIA Crest, FOIA, State Department, Army and Navy Intel; Library of Congress, NIH, USDA, Navy History and Heritage Command, AFL-CIO Records, FBI Enforcement Records.

Steven B. Rogers, Ph.D.
Steven B. Rogers, Ph.D., Archival Research Consultant
3201 Taylor St
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
Telephone: (301) 367-3905
E-mail: derholzer@aol.com
Research Specialty: U.S. military and captured German records, WWII and Holocaust-related records, Nuremburg and US military tribunal records, looted Nazi gold, Holocaust assets, US agency records turned over under Nazi War Crimes disclosure Act, diplomatic records, OMGUS, DOJ and INS records, Displaced Persons Commisssion, audio/prints/film records.
About: Retired DOJ historian with 30+ years experience researching at NARA. Fluent in German.

Joan M. Croson
11 Cardigan Ct
Waldorf, MD 20602
E-mail: gensolutions101@verizon.net
Research Specialty: census, immigration and naturalization, military, bounty land warrants, Civil War, Indian wars, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Pensions

Warren Hower
American Historical Research
1927 Hillside Dr
Falls Church, VA 22043
Telephone: (703) 517-3977
E-mail: warren.hower@howerresearch.com
Research Specialty: Includes: 1) Environmental cleanup litigation (included but not limited to - identifying "potentially responsible parties-PRP’s", and 3rd party liabilities, historical operations and processes; 2) Academic Historical Research, specializing in US diplomatic relations 1800-1900’s, WWII military history; 3) Corporate Histories specializing in contract research, product development histories, change in ownership, etc.; 4) Cartographic Research.
About: Former military/government contractor and experienced researcher. In addition, I have access to wide pool of researchers and historians who specialize in a variety of topics. If you need specific topic researched and you don’t see it listed, please ask.

Karen Needles
Documents on Wheels
6904 Carleton Ter
College Park, MD 20740-3621
Telephone: (301) 277-2115
Fax: (301) 277-2115
E-mail: documentsonwheels@yahoo.com
Research Specialty: Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, abolitionism, slave trade; RGs 59, 60, 217

William L. Beigel
Personalized WW2 Historical Research
4824 Newton St
Torrance, CA 90505
Telephone: (310) 791-3949
E-mail: beigelwd@aol.com
Research Specialty: World War + Korean War casualty + personnel records

Herminio Rodriguez
Herminio Rodriguez Cultural & Historical Research
Nebraska St. Ac 5 Urb Caguas Norte
Caguas, PR 00725-2265
Telephone: (939)242-0121
Fax: (787) 744-8364
E-mail: chresearch@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Spanish Colonial period, Florida, and the Caribbean. Maps, books, prints, manuscripts, ethnographic materials, furniture and machinery, as well as land and water grants, historical structures and artifacts. Family search
About: He has over 20 years of research experience and specializes in the Spanish Colonial period, Florida and the Caribbean. He reads and transcribes Spanish paleographic documents. His services are designed to provide law firms, insurance companies, architects, urban planners, archaeologists, dealers, antiquarians and private collectors and literature, documents and records search with the utmost academic excellence of historical information pertaining to Caribbean history, maps, books, prints, manuscripts, ethnographic materials, furniture and machinery, as well as land and water grants, historical structures and artifacts. His family search helps to reconstruct the history of a particular family that is or has been related to an objects, document, structure or a collection.

Sandra MacLean Clunies, CG
SMC Research
6 Briardale Ct
Derwood, MD 20855-2027
Telephone: (301) 670-9529
E-mail: sandy@clunies.net
Research Specialty: Federal census; RG 26: Maritime, Coast Guard, Lighthouse

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

Matthew Cipriani
Refmen Research
1006 Oronoco St Apt 2
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: (347) 683-9195
Fax: (202) 418-2805
E-mail: ciprianimatthew9@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Library of Congress, National Archives, U.S. Supreme Court, Legislative History, Genealogy, History, Anthropology, Law, and much more....

Jonathan Webb Deiss
2626 Fort Farnsworth Rd Apt 2B
Alexandria, VA 22303
E-mail: jdeiss@soldiersource.com
Research Specialty: Military, Genealogy, Land, Native American, Lineage Research

Margaret Shannon, Senior Research Historian
Washington Historical Research
4661 S 34th St
Arlington, VA 22206-1701
Telephone: (703) 671-8344
Fax: (703) 671-8322
E-mail: WashHistResearch@aol.com
Research Specialty: World War II, diplomatic records, public policy, US Secret Service, FBI, domestic policy, all eras, environment, CIA, foreign governments, litigation research; RGs 14, 59, 84, 226, 242, 408

Thomas F. McCaffery
McCaffery & Associates, Inc
107 S West St Ste 709
Alexandria, VA 22314-2824
Telephone: (703) 548-6144
Fax: (703) 548-6146
E-mail: info@mccafferyassoc.com
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

Tom Culbert
Aviation Information Research Corporation
73 Fendall Ave
Alexandria, VA 22304-6343
Telephone: (703) 823-1264
Fax: (703) 823-1264
E-mail: tcaire@avinforsch.com
Research Specialty: Military history; Department of State; Department of Treasury

John Taylor - Senior Researcher
Taylor & Hammel LLC - A Litigation and Environmental Research Firm
1240 N Pitt St Ste 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: (703) 822-4658
Fax: (703) 842-8656
E-mail: johntaylor@taylorhammel.com
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

Gabrielle Spiers
211 E Glebe Rd Apt B
Alexandria, VA 22305
Telephone: (202) 492-0563
E-mail: gabriellespiers@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Military, Navy, Revolutionary War, Civil War, Census, Photographs.

Carol J. Clancy; Edward J. Clancy
CJ Clancy Publishing
670 Willow Dr
North Catasauqua, PA 18032-2132
Telephone: (610) 264-4099
E-mail: cjclancy@rcn.com
Research Specialty: M1Garand rifle development and manufacturing; Chief of Ordnance Reports

Michael Lawson
Morgan, Angel, and Associates
1601 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 600
Washington, DC 20009-1049
Telephone: (202) 265-1833
Fax: (202) 265-8022
E-mail: mike@morganangel.com
Research Specialty: Native American issues and claims, federal Indian policy, tribal history and genealogy; primarily Record Groups 48 and 75

Dennis Whitehead
MMImedia
1410 N Nelson St
Arlington, VA 22201
Telephone: (703) 524-6814; (703)-587-1551 (cell)
Fax: (703) 524-2634
E-mail: dennis@mmimedia.com

Tangela L. Mingo
10930 NW 14th Ave A10
Miami, FL 33167
Telephone: (786) 350-0381;(305) 696-2255
E-mail: tangemin@yahoo.com
Research Specialty: Economic history; Financial history
About: Economic Finance, International Finance/Comparative

William Hammond, Director
Touchstone Research Group, LLC
244 5th Ave Ste 2571
New York, NY 10001-7604
Telephone: (800) 283-3214
Fax: (646) 530-8701
E-mail: info@touchstoneresearchgroup.com
Research Specialty: DD214s, OMPF, 201 Files, Military Medical Records.
About: 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 facility and retrieves more records for veterans per week than any other firm. 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.

Richard E. Small
MicroComp Postal History
12349 Coleraine Ct
Reston, VA 20191-1627
Telephone: (703) 869-3883
E-mail: rsmall003@comcast.net
Research Specialty: RG 28 Post Offices, postmasters, postmarks, and postal history

Anne Musella
2400 41st St NW Apt 212
Washington, DC 20007-4912
E-mail: amusella@soldiersource.com
Research Specialty: Military, Genealogy, Land, Native American, Lineage Research

American International Solutions, LLC
Donald Budrejko
PO Box 8732
Reston, VA 20195
Telephone: (860) 961-7298
E-mail: info@americaninternationalsolutions.com
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.
About: American, International(European, Mediterranean, Asia Pacific, Middle East) and Military History; Aviation and Aerospace. Military Research - all Branches and Conflicts. Comopiled service, pension, and unit records from the Civil War. Technology, management and land uses. Environmenal cleanup litigation (included but not limited to - identifying "potentially responsible parties-PRP’s" and 3rd party liabilities). Science, Technology & Manufacturing issues, historical operations and processes. CDR USNR, retired Naval Aviator, International Business Executive and experienced researcher. B.A. (History) Syracuse University; M.B.A. (Operations Management) Western New England University. Co-author of three professional publications with NASA Astronaut Dr. Paul D. Scully-Power, DSc on Modeling & Simulation, and Operations Analysis.

Sonja Oliver
Rev. Sonja Flye Oliver
341 S 12th St
Purcellville, VA 20132-3388
Telephone: (540) 338-9398
E-mail: SonjaOliver@msn.com
Research Specialty: Available for research in Kansas and Virginia; specialize in adoption, foster care, and obituary look up

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

Victor S. Dunn
Victor S. Dunn, CG
43540 Clivedon Ct
Ashburn, VA 20147-4540
Telephone: (703) 431-0630
Fax: (703) 729-8657
E-mail: victor.dunn@virginiaancestry.com
Research Specialty: Military records, genealogy and family history, census records

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

Kathy Grace
PO Box 282
Altoona, AL 35952-0282
Telephone: (205) 446-1826
E-mail: kathygrace662000@yahoo.com
Research Specialty: Military Records

Josh Jenkins
AncestorStalker
PO Box 9034
Columbia, MD 21044-9034
Telephone: (443) 280-9785
Fax: (202) 298-6937
E-mail: services@ancestorstalker.com
Research Specialty: Civil War, Immigration, Census, Revolutionary War, Land Records, Genealogy and Family History Records, DNA consults.

Roger Guy
Legal Document Retrieval & Research, Inc.
308 Main St Ste 300
Houston, TX 77002
Telephone: (800) 487-2245;(713) 222-2244
Fax: (888) 222-0304
E-mail: legaldocusa@aol.com
Research Specialty: All archival records; Civil court records; Criminal court records; Bankruptcy records
About: Retrieve copies of closed files from Archives and all governmental agencies. Digital and hard copies of CV, BK, CR from all courts. Lien & Title search. Individual & Commercial asset search. Complete Service of Process statewide and abroad. Great Service since 1979!

Marc Hanisch
Historical Institute of the University of Duisburg-Essen
Universitaetsstrasse 12
Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia D-45117
Telephone: +49 201 183 3590
Fax: +49 201 183 2580
E-mail: marc.hanisch@uni-due.de
Research Specialty: Record Group 59 of the State Department (Central Lot, Conference & Policy Planning Staff/Council), the CREST data file, CIA Record Group 263, as well as the White House Central Files and National Security Files of the Presidential Libraries of John F. Kennedy (Boston), Lyndon B. Johnson (Austin) and Richard Nixon (Yorba Linda), plus the Henry A. Kissinger Office Files.
About: Ph.D student on West-Germany’s Middle East Policy during the 1960’s and 1970’s in general and the triangular relationships between the U.S., Israel and West Germany, in particular.

Jack P. Harrison
911 Missy Ln
Woodstock, GA 30188-3142
Telephone: (770) 265-1111
E-mail: jacksfax@msn.com
Research Specialty: Military records

Robert W. Brewer
Robert Wayne Brewer
5876 Christmas Tree Rd
Campbellsburg, IN 47108-6371
Telephone: (812) 883-4724
E-mail: admjag753@hotmail.com
Research Specialty: Veterans and military archives; military records of described units, branches, locations of such records at time of enlistment of service

Tina C. Jones
American Roots Company
451 Hungerford Dr Ste 119-234
Rockville, MD 20850
Telephone: (240) 383-7834
E-mail: theoscarmarionproject@yahoo.com
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.


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