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AAA Research
21515 Manor View Circle
Germantown, MD 20876
Telephone:  (301) 922-9610
E-mail:  contact@naraexpert.com
Contact Person:  Dirk Burgdorf
Research Specialty:  Captured German Records, SS, Wehrmacht/Heer, NSDAP (Nazi), Personnel Records, etc. Aerial Photographs, Foreign Military Studies, German Technical Manuals and others. 30+ years of historical research experience, complete fluency in German, partnered with Russian specialists. First hand experience from personal visits to battlefields on both the Eastern and Western Fronts.

A.A.All-American Research
P.O Box 430126
St. Louis, MO 63143
Telephone:  (314) 803-3113
Fax:  (636) 343-9446
E-mail:  aa.allamerican.research@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Nick Schultz
Research Specialty:  Photo restoration, Military Records, DD-214's, Civilian records, Morning Reports, Unit Rosters, Service Records (All Branches)

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.

Absolutely Archives
Post Office Box 922
Greenbelt, MD 20768-0922
Telephone:  (703) 967-3070
Fax:  (301) 474-8290
E-mail:  info@absolutelyarchives.com
Contact Person:  Joseph P. Harris

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,

Advanced Research Solutions!
821 1/2 West Market Street
Orrville, OH 44667-1830
Telephone:  (330) 347-9582
E-mail:  jchakey@hotmail.com
Contact Person: : Jason Chakey
Research Specialty:  World War II; Ufology; Military history; religion; statistics

Adventure Research
P.O. Box 270933
Louisville, Colorado 80027
Telephone:  (303) 641-8412
E-mail:  renee@adventureresearch.com
Contact Person:  Renee Meade
Research Specialty: Historical records for the Rocky Mtn West, Census Records, Genealogy and Family History, Immigration, Emigration and Naturalization Records; Photographs and Pictures.

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.

American Civil War Ancestor RG
19 Briar Point Avenue
Coventry, Rhode Island 02816-5601
Telephone:  (401) 823-9898
E-mail:  americancivilwarancestor@verizon.net
Contact Person:  Bruce D. Frail and Benjamin J. Frail
Research Specialty:  I have 20+ years of professional and volunteer research experience and I am the current National Graves Registration Officer for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. My son (a History Major at Rhode Island College) and I will research Military Service Records, Pension Records, Deck Logs, Veterans Burial Locations, and any other area of general research of the American Civil War, please contact us through our website at www.americancivilwarancestor.com also keep in mind that we do research Confederate Soldiers as well. We have done research for government (state and local city), commerical, private and non-profit groups. "We Reunite You With Your Past"

American International Solutions, LLC
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.

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 and Public Domain Research
(of Meadow Tree Films/Meadow Tree Press)
4224 Military Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20015
Telephone:  (cell phone): (978) 835-0440
E-mail:  meadowtrees@yahoo.com
Contact Person:  Mary Jane Williams
Research Specialty:  Videos, films, audio and photos for documentaries, period films and books. Specialties: American history, Europe. (Know French, German, some Italian.) Art, literature, politics, animals, architecture, energy, the environment, captured German records.

Archival Research Service
12624 Orchard Brook Terrace
Potomac, MD 20854-2326
Telephone:  (240) 432-0038
E-mail:  archivalresearchservice@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Jack R. Lopez
Research Specialty:  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.

Archives Researchers
P.O. Box 320092
Alexandria, VA 22320
Telephone:  (703) 585-3463
E-mail:  archivesresearchers@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Rose Esber
Research Specialty:  Experienced researching military, diplomatic, still photographs, motion pictures, and cartographic records for dissertations, international legal briefs, documentaries and authors. Specialized in Middle East and colonial history.

Dr. John Arnold
1316 Queen Street, Ste. 2000
Alexandria, VA 22314-2406
Telephone:  (703) 684-4636
Fax:  (703) 684-7335
E-mail:  seek@nicom.com
Contact Person:  NICOM, Inc.
Research Specialty:  Experienced specialists in all areas of military and civil records; archival research.

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.

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

Martin Baldessari
1522 Monroe Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20010-3141
Telephone:  (202) 328-1155
E-mail:  madaba@verizon.net
Contact Person:  Martin Baldessari
Research Specialty:  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.

Marge Bitetti
PO Box 77484
Corona, CA 92877-0116
Telephone:  (951) 279-0078
E-mail:  margebitetti@att.net
Contact Person:  Marge Bitetti
Research Specialty:  Early Aviation, OX5, Internet Research, photographs, American-Italian Heritage during WWII, Regional History, Native Americans in California, Biographies.

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, diplomatic, military, 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. All media: Captured German Records, Cold War, Diplomatic Records, Intelligence, Labor, Military, Science.

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
Contact Person:  Bonnie G. Rowan
Research Specialty:  Full-time,on-site research in motion pictures, video, recorded sound, still pictures, and textual records; 20th century US and world history, black history, POW's, sports, humor, air and space, children, and technology; twenty-one years research experience.

John D. Bowen
613 Chichester Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20504-3331
Telephone:  (202) 328-1155
E-mail:  johndbowen@earthlink.net
Contact Person:  John D. Bowen

Campion Research
6009 43rd Avenue
Hyatsville, MD 20781
Telephone:  (301) 442-6930
E-mail:  jcampion@campionresearch.com
Contact Person:  Janice Campion
Research Specialty:  Emergency Management, Voluntary Agencies, Landmine Risk Education, Science Education, Stills and Motion Pictures, Foreign Media, History, Aging, Mining, Design.

Case Archival Consulting
10110 Gates Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Telephone:  (301) 526-9012
E-mail:  casearchivalconsulting@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Michael Case
Research Specialty:  Moving Images, Still Photos, Cartographic.

CUB International Productions
18025 Vintage River Terrace
Olney, MD 20832
Telephone:  (240) 461-7139
Fax:  (240) 235-4167
E-mail:  chie@cubproductions.com
Contact Person:  Chie Berkley

Deck Logs
Box 320488
Alexandria, VA 22320
Telephone:  (202) 421-5151
Fax:  (703) 768-6609 E-mail:  info@usndecklogs.com
Contact Person: Mike Constandy, Senior Researcher
Research Specialty:  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. 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.

Deborah Cooney Archival Research
205 E. Indian Spring Dr.
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Telephone:  (301) 608-3577
E-mail:  resmar@comcast.net
Contact Person:  Debby Cooney
Research Specialty: Military photographs, all conflicts & branches; personalities; 19th-20th century social history: industrialization, labor movement, farming (FSA), urban growth, Depression era (WPA, CCC, OWA),Civil Rights movement. Over 15 years’ experience on-site at NARA, Army Museum History & Medicine, Library of Congress, and other DC area archives.

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, 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.

Michael Dolan
19 Dwight Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Telephone:  (202) 531-4948
Fax: (202) 531-4948
E-mail:  m.r.dolan@att.net
Contact Person:  Michael Dolan
Research Specialty:  Motion picture film, photo, sound recordings - all subjects and record groups.

Double Delta Industries, Inc.
1920 Daisy Road
Woodbine, MD 21797-8410
Telephone:  (800) 499-7468
Fax:  (301) 854-5136
E-mail:  doubledelta@aol.com
Contact Person:  James Parker

Do You Graphics
14827 Old Frederick Road
Woodbine, MD 21797-8615
Telephone:  (800) 418-8344
Fax:  (410) 442-1060
E-mail:  doyou@ix.netcom.com
Contact Person:  Susan Stone
Research Specialty:  Cartographic: especially railroad and aerials, still pictures (all kinds and subjects). Textual, especially railroads and ships

Edward Engel
313 Highland Terrace
Prince Frederick, MD 20678-4425
Telephone:  (410) 610-2685
E-mail:  edwardengel@yahoo.com
Contact Person:  Edward Engel

Fox Company Research
113 Stone Point Dr, Unit 247
Annapolis, MD 21401
Telephone:  (443) 254-1634
E-mail:  darren@foxcompanyresearch.com
Contact Person:  Darren Neely
Research Specialty:  Textual, photographs and motion picture records primarily for WW2. Have completed a thorough collection and presentation of seven WW2 veterans including unit reports, photos and movie footage. Expert at photo collection.

Christine Gardner
PO Box 272296
Boca Raton, FL 33427-2296
Telephone:  (561) 392-0797
E-mail:  humifish@hotmail.com
Contact Person:  Christine Gardner
Research Specialty:  Military records - Vietnam War only, draft registration, military service records, textual records/material & still pictures.

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

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-textual records, still images/photographs, video and audio recordings. World War II, captured German records, Holocaust, Diplomatic, military, intelligence records, African American History, Women, Immigration, Art, Social History (Labor, etc.), Cold War. Civil Rights. On-site, 15+ yrs experience. German speaker (native)

Yeme Hailu
P.O. Box 9324
Washington, DC 20005
E-mail: letmeresearch@yahoo.com
Contact Person: Yeme Hailu
Research Specialty: Research specialties are genealogy, records media, series, subjects, any topics..

Harvard Student Resources
67 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Telephone:  (617) 495-3033
Fax:  (617) 496-8015
E-mail:  hsr@hsa.net
Contact Person:  Tim Creamer

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

Robb Hill
142 Fleetwood Terrace
Silver Spring, MD 20910-5511
Telephone: (773) 209-2628
E-mail: robb@robbhill.com
Contact Person: Robb Hill
Research Specialty: Still photography, American history, Midwest history, labor, The Civil War

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.

Historical Perspectives, Inc.
P.O. Box 529
Westport, CT 06881
Telephone:  (203) 226-7654
Fax:  (203) 226-8376
E-mail:  hpi@historicalperspectives.org
Contact Person:  Cece Saunders
Research Specialty:  New York City and archival research specialists! Local to the area, Historical Perspectives' trained historians will research any type of genealogy and family history records, maps, drawings, photographs, cemetery records (we can also do cemetery site visits), or anything else you require. We also work extensively at the NYC Municipal Archives, the NY Public Library, the NY Historical Society, the NYC Deeds offices, and numerous other New York, connecticut, and New Jersey repositories.

Imagefinders, Inc.
6101 Utah Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20015-2461
Telephone:  (202) 244-4456
Fax:  (202) 244-3237
E-mail:  hartjens@erols.com
Contact Person:  Elisabeth M. Hartjens

Donna Inserra
4117 Woodbine Street
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
E-mail:  inserra.donna@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Donna Inserra
Research Specialty:  Newsreels, Motion Picture and Sound Recordings, Still Pictures, Video

Kitchen Table History
1305 SW Clay #1
Topeka, KS 66604
E-mail:  drppearson@yahoo.com
E-mail:  ictblackhistory@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Donna Rae Pearson
Research Specialty:  Kansas African American History, Census Records, African American Genealogy and Family History, Photographs, Kansas African American migrations, Kansas African American Settlements

Adam Kennedy
P.O.Box 1301
Crown Point, IN 46308-1301
Contact Person:  Adam Kennedy
Research Specialty:  Film and still images (photographs). Research for documentations, screenwriters, producers, and other filmakers. Declassified documents. Areas of interest/specialty: Architecture, Chicago, city planning, Military, Middle East, Labor Politics, and Sports Women.

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.

R. Brian Kingbird
9201 Mini Ranch Rd
Waxhaw, NC 28173-8622
E-mail:  bkingbird33@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Self
Research Specialty:  genealogy, microfilm, Vietnam war, pictures, school projects, watergate, American History, civil rights, cold war era, .

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

Laura Kreiss
5801 Edson Lane #204
Rockville, MD 20852-2928
Telephone:  (301) 468-6899
Fax:  (301) 468-9633
E-mail:  laura.kreiss@comcast.net
Contact Person:  Laura Kreiss
Research Specialty:  General, Still Photos; I specialize in public domain collections.

Lang Picture Research and Archival Photography
6732 N 31st Street
Arlington, VA 22213-1604
Telephone:  (703) 532-4190
Fax:  (703) 534-8133
E-mail:  lang_picture_research@hotmail.com
Contact Person:  Anne Lang

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.

John Loggins
1629 Columbia Rd NW #432
Washington, DC 20009
Telephone:   (202) 518-7776
E-mail:   john@darumamedia.org
Contact Person:   John Loggins
Research Specialty:   Photos & Motion Pictures

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

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

Meaning in Forms
120 Kenilworth Place, 5D
Brooklyn, NY 11210-2447
Telephone:  (718) 398-9656
E-mail:  minda@meaninginforms.com
E-mail:  mnovek@optimum.net
Contact Person:  Minda Novek
Research Specialty: American history (all periods, especially 19th and 20th century), World history, people, cultural events and figures, scientific discovery; NARA photographs and pictures, film and video recordings, sound recordings

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

Cynthia Mitchell
P.O. Box 1647
Manassas, VA 20108-1647
Telephone:  (703) 361-0660
Fax:  (703) 335-9287
E-mail:  cindypd77@aol.com
Contact Person:  Cynthia Mitchell
Research Specialty: Archival film, photos and sound research. Public Domain Images and Copyrighted Collections.

MJM Picture and Film Research
2801 Quebec Street NW 222
Washington, DC 20008-1242
Telephone:  (202) 537-3256
Fax:  (202) 966-5816
E-mail:  joanmathys@msn.com
Contact Person:  Joan M. Mathys

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

Nanotheater - Clifford Enz
712 Schindler Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20903-1330
Telephone:  (877) 256-9890
Fax:  (877) 256-9890
E-mail:  nanotheater@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Cliff Enz
Research Specialty:  Video/Audio General research-textual, video, historical, cartographic, motion picture, audio, still photo, experienced in railroad, Civil War, WWI & WWII, Korea, Vietnam

Nichimy Corporation
6215 Greenbelt Road, Suite 201
College Park, MD 20740-2364
Telephone:  (301) 313-0610
Fax:  (301) 313-0611
E-mail:  nichimyusa@nichimy.co.jp
Contact Person:  Yoko Nagasaka Myers
Research Specialty:  WWII Pacific Theater military and navy records (text, photographs, motion picture, cartographic) and Allied Occupation of Japan, Japanese Koreans in Japan, Okinawa - related issues. U.S.-Japan Relations, and migration.

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.

Sadie Pasha
3410 Robey Terrace
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Telephone: (240) 560-6139
E-mail:  Gen_Query@mail.com
Contact Person:  Sadie Pasha
Research Specialty: Genealogy and Family History Records, Jews of Spain and Portugal, Oral Traditions, Culture, Religion, "Geechee" West Africans and Cherokees of South Carolina and Georgia. Conducted twenty-year One Name Study of Cohen surname among enslaved "Geechee" and Free Persons of Color in Georgetown, Edgefield, Beaufort, Charleston and Savannah. Presentation of historical, genealogical and biographical research on Portuguese Jews (Secret Jews) and descendants, Southern Jews, Indenture, Slavery, Rice Plantations, Emigration, Immigration and Naturalization Records, Family Charts, Photographs, American Revolutionary War and Pension Records, Census Records, Court Records, Civil War and Freedmen Records, Reconstruction, Dawes Roll, WWI, WWII, and researching International, National and State Digital Archives (Libraries).

Recordations
205 Yoakum Pkwy., #1105
Alexandria, VA 22304
Telephone:  (301) 233-0651
E-mail:  culturalheritage@fastmail.fm
Contact Person:  Richard Vidutis
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.

Phoenix Aviation Research
4141 41st Street 1-M
Sunnyside, NY 11104-3243
Telephone:  (718) 937-7436
E-mail:  jeannette.remak@yahoo.com
Contact Person:  Jeanette Remak
Research Specialty:  Military Research, all Branches of Military, Aviation Research, Civil + Military Records, Record Groups, Media.

The Photo Editor
4731 Williamsburg Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22207-2835
Telephone:  (703) 765-1626
Fax:  (703) 241-2939
E-mail:  fotoeditor@comcast.net
Contact Person:  Jane A. Martin

Pat Ratkowski
9510 Evergreen Street
Silver Spring, MD 20901-2932
Telephone:  (301) 495-3331
E-mail:  pat_ratkowski@hotmail.com
Contact Person:  Pat Ratknowski
Research Specialty: Video, film and sound production; multimedia museum display; natural resource, environmental, and energy topics; law and legal history; music history; photography history; chemistry topics; Alaska and Arctic regions

Reidy Historical Consulting
11942 Charlotte
Kansas City, MO 64146
Telephone:  (228) 249-1927
E-mail:  reidyhistoricalconsulting.com
Contact Person:  Tim Reidy
Research Specialty:  Military Records, Genealogy and Family Records, HAB/SHAER Record Group, Photographs and Pictures.

Erica L. Risberg, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 272
Electric City, WA 99123
Telephone:  (207) 319-6887
E-mail:  erica.l.risberg@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Erica Risberg, Ph.D.
Research Specialty:  Census records, Labor and Business History/Transportation/Regional Agency Records, Science, technology, natural resources and environmental records. Media type - audio/sound; film and video; photographs and pictures.rdings, film and video recordings, photographs and pictures.

Erika Rubel
3800 Taylor Street
Brentwood, MD 20722-1403
Telephone:  (301) 779-1641
Fax:  (301) 779-1641
E-mail:  history.pictured@verizon.net
Contact Person:  Erika Rubel

Scott Russell
20 Covina Ave
Long Beach, CA 90803
Telephone:  (562) 433-2312
E-mail:  askrussell@aol.com
Contact Person:  Scott Russell
Research Specialty:  The Nixon presidency and administration, including staff, cabinet departments, domestic policies, foreign relations, politics, campaigns, publicity. Experienced with all media collections (documents, tapes, photos, film/video).

Georgia Shaw
6112 Landon Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817-6658
Telephone:  (301) 229-4301
E-mail:  shawgeorgia@msn.com
Contact Person:  Georgia Shaw

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.

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

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.

Susney, Inc.
20810 52nd Avenue East
Spanaway, WA 98387
Telephone:  (253) 219-7216
Fax:  (253) 559-5525
E-mail:  rod.thomas@susney.com
Contact Person:  Rod Thomas
Research Specialty:  US Military History - records, individuals, photographs, maps, reports, etc.; American Indian History - records, individuals, photographs, maps, reports.

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

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.

Thaxton Green Studios, Inc
PO Box 360
Millwood VA 22646
Telephone:  (540) 837-9300
E-mail:  david@thaxtongreen.com
Fax:  (540) 837-9310
Contact Person:  David Thaxton/Kevin Green
Research Specialty: Motion Pictures, Video and Still Picture research for inclusion into television documentaries, feature films and other media productions. 30 years experience in archive research, consultation and production.

Visual Research Consultant
3356 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20020-2407
Telephone:  (202) 584-3994
Fax:  (202) 584-3094
E-mail:  susanhormuth@verizon.net
Contact Person:  Susan Hormuth
Research Specialty:  Motion Picture, Sound and Video recordings, and Still Picture Research. All subject areas, with particular experience in popular culture, African-American history, Civil Rights, World Wars, Korean and Vietnam wars. Full-time, on-site research. Twenty-five years experience in visual research in DC area.

War Veterans Oral History Project/world War II Lecture Institute
16 Kings Road
Sicklersville (Gloucester Township), New Jersey
Telephone:  (856) 296-9256
E-mail:  brandon.traister@us.army.mil
Contact Person: Brandon Traister
Research Specialty:  Any media pertaining to the Second World War including but not limited to, photographs, oral recordings, audio recordings, video recordings, documents, magazines, films, books, records, etc.

Nicole Watson
5813 Wellborn Creek Drive
Lithonia, GA 30058-3568
Telephone:  (770) 323-8929 or (678) 758-9142
Fax:  (678) 418-8347
E-mail:  watsonnicole@att.net
Contact Person:  Nicole Watson
Research Specialty:  African American history - Census records - Court records - Genealogy and Family History records - Labor & business history/Transportation/Regulatory Agency records/ Military records, Still Pictures, Film & Videos.

Westmoreland Research
Post Office Box 20069
Alexandria, VA 22320-9804
Telephone:  (202) 421-5151
Fax:  (703) 317-1709
E-mail:  mjc@westmorelandresearch.org
Contact Person:  Michael Constandy

Writers Ink Media Services
938 East Tantallon Drive
Fort Washington, MD 20744-5209
Telephone:  (301) 292-2027
E-mail:  info@writersinkmedia.com
Contact Person:  M. S. Shell


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