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Researchers Specializing in Records held at the National Archives at Fort Worth facility*

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Kristin Wenger
50 W. Broadway Ste. 303
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Telephone: (800) 813-1476
Fax: (801) 316-3182
E-mail: kristinwenger@legacytree.com
Research Specialty: Pennsylvania research, Immigration records, Court Records, Traditional Genealogy, African American Research, DNA.
About: Earned a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University and have been a professional genealogist for over 10 years.

Christopher Smothers
Unearthing Your Roots, Inc.
938 Overbrook Circle
Marietta, GA 30062
Telephone: (678) 439-9485
Fax:
E-mail: christopher@unearthingyourroots.org
Research Specialty: African Diaspora, Immigration, Civil War Records, Court Records, Escheated Funds, Freedmen’s Bureau Records, minority Groups of the South, Pensions, and Vital Record Research.
About:

Marj Atkinson, MLS Research Librarian
Ask Marj LLC
1909 Timbercreek Dr.
Garland, TX 75042
Telephone: (601) 627-5275 / (214) 929-3664
Fax:
E-mail: info@askmarj.com
Research Specialty: Any records through National Archives, US Presidents, civil rights, JFK/LBJ era, immigration/emigration, naturalization, jfk.org
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Joseph P. Harris
Absolutely Archives
PO Box 922
Greenbelt, MD 20768-0922
Telephone: (703) 967-3070
Fax: (301) 474-8290
E-mail: info@absolutelyarchives.com
Research Specialty: Motion Pictures, Still Pictures, Sound Recordings, Video Recordings, Textual, Cartographic
About: Full-time, onsite researcher; former NARA staff; 25+ years of experience.

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.

Roger Guy
Legal Document Retrieval, Inc.
308 Main St Ste 300
Houston, TX 77002
Telephone: (646) 496-3226
E-mail: legaldocusa@aol.com
Research Specialty: All archival records; Civil court; Criminal court; Bankruptcy records and all governmental agencies.
About: Digital or hard copies provided. Complete Service of Process statewise and abroad. Great service since 1979!

Myron A. Raney, Ph.D.
Kabalo Research, Inc.
2714 John Steven Way
Reynoldburg, OH 43068
Telephone: (800) 614-2130
Fax:
E-mail: mraney@kabalo.cc
Research Specialty: Interdisciplinary research in the Social Sciences. Areas of specialization include: Social Deviance, Government Failure Theory, Social Problems, Religious Implications, Faith-based Social Services, Social Entrepreneurship, and Vulnerable Population Research.
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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

A-Xhen-Bah
Native Ancestors
PO Box 50561
Provo, UT 84605
Telephone: (202) 568-4557
Fax:
E-mail: nativepreservation@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Native American relations records
About: Research by a real Native American who will be successful at finding your Native Ancestry. Call me if you want to find them. It is free to call!

Alan Cousin
Better Business Promotion Solutions Group
P.O. Box 801554
Dallas, TX 75380
Telephone: (404) 964-6580 / (877) 489-9689
Fax: (877) 489-9689
E-mail: info@bbpsg.com
Research Specialty: Family history, family genealogy, Dawes Rolls, 1896 Genealogy, Federal Court Records, Military History.
About:

David Williams
DCW & Associates
16691 Gothard Street, Suite D
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Telephone: (800) 899-0442
Fax: (714) 274-9103
E-mail: info@dcwpi.com
Research Specialty: Cover all types of research and retrieval: civil, criminal, bankruptcy, historical, military, etc.
About: We are a national research firm comprised of former federal investigators.

Adrienne Abiodun
50 W. Broadway Ste 303
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Telephone: (800) 818-1476
Fax: (801) 316-3182
E-mail: adrienne.abiodun@legacytree.com
Research Specialty: Expertise in using Genetic Genealogy for historical U.S. Antebellum research and unknown parentage. Also African American and lineage society research.
About: Advanced genealogist at Legacy Tree Genealogists.

John Taylor
Taylor Research Group LLC - A Litigation and Environmental Research Firm
3333 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 3
Washington, DC 20008
Telephone: (703) 822-4658
Fax:
E-mail: johntaylor@taylorresearchgroup.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
About:

Shaun S. Udrea
Udrea Research
1815 North Boomer Road, Apt. A23
Stillwater, OK 74075-3449
Telephone: (918) 409-0374
Fax: (918) 856-9003
E-mail: udrearesearch@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Any records available through the National Archives and Records Administration
About:

Gregory T. Smith, Chief Investigator
History Piquette LLC
W10298 Wells Road
Lodi, WI 53555
Telephone: (608) 843-6633
Fax:
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.
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Oleksandra Drevetska
Oleksa Inquests
2317 82nd St. Apt. #1
Brooklyn, NY 11214
Telephone: (646) 775-7021
Fax:
E-mail: oleksaresearch25@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Genealogist finding birth, marriage, and death certificates. Naturalizations, petitions, and passenger lists. Utilizing databases to write reports on families. Exhaustive research.
About:

Mike Constandy
Deck Logs
PO Box 320488
Alexandria, VA 22320-980
Telephone: (202) 421-5151
Fax: (703) 768-6609
E-mail: mjc@westmorelandresearch.org; mconstandy@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Naval and maritime research for law firms in defense of toxic tort claims, asbestos, admiralty, ships logs and plans, and sea lane and terrestrial UXO. Environmental investigation and remediation. Legal, Congressional, diplomatics, and commercial research. US Army, Navy, Coast Guard, OSS, allied and captured German records to include textual, still imagery, cartographic, and aerial research.
About: More than 30 years experience at NARA. Extensive field research on behalf of the US and foreign governments and an admitted professional researcher at more than 30 institutions worldwide.

Sherry Arrant
3925 Thistle Lane
Fort Worth, TX 76109
Telephone: (817) 924-0453
E-mail: sherry1636@yahoo.com
Research Specialty: Census, Family History, Military, Find Lost Heirs, Native American, Mineral Right Owners, and reverse genealogy.

Mr. Fabien Lecler
La Taveliere - 13 Route de Husson
50640 Le Teilleul,
Telephone: +33 233 909 542
Fax:
E-mail: Contact@NikolaTesla.fr
Research Specialty: Life and works of Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), Collection of period documents related to Nikola Tesla (currently over 18,000) and Replication of Nikola Tesla’s inventions
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Mickey Muniz Barreto
Advancements of the Heart Administration
675 W. 59th Street, 812
New York, NY 10019
Telephone: (646) 271-6094
Fax:
E-mail: mmb@xpoii.com
Research Specialty: Discovery, Monroe Doctrines, Spanish and Portuguese America, Native American, Genealogy
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Rebecca Witonsky
2032 Guildford B
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Telephone: 954-907-6716
E-mail: rebecca.witonsky22@gmail.com
Research Specialty: African-American genealogy; Genealogy and family history records; Immigration and naturalization records; Jewish genealogy; US Hispanic-Latino genealogy

Mike Constandy
Westmoreland Research
PO Box 320488
Alexandria, VA 22320-9804
Telephone: (202) 421-5151
Fax: (703) 317-1709
E-mail: mjc@westmorelandresearch.org; mconstandy@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Naval and maritime research for law firms in defense of toxic tort claims, asbestos, admiralty, ships logs and plans, and sea lane and terrestrial UXO. Environmental investigation and remediation. Legal, Congressional, diplomatics, and commercial research. US Army, Navy, Coast Guard, OSS, allied and captured German records to include textual, still imagery, cartographic, and aerial research.
About: More than 30 years experience at NARA. Extensive field research on behalf of the US and foreign governments and an admitted professional researcher at more than 30 institutions worldwide.

Christopher D. Bryant
C.D. Bryant Genealogy

Dallas, TX
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail: cdbryantgenealogy@gmail.com
Research Specialty: African American - Indigenous American/Native American - Hispanic - DNA Specialist - Land Records
About:

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.

Scott Miltenberger, Ph.D.
JRP Historical Consulting, LLC
2850 Spafford St
Davis, CA 95618
Telephone: (530) 757-2521
Fax: (530) 757-2566
E-mail: smiltenberger@jrphistorical.com
Research Specialty: Records regarding federal reserved water rights, Western water rights/stream adjudications under the McCarran Act, navigability/susceptibility to navigation, levee operations/flood control, public roads/RS2477, and CERCLA/Superfund
About: JRP has more than 30 years of research experience in federal military and civilian records.

Ryan M. Curtis
Archive Research & Consulting Group, LLC
133 Main Street, Suite 203
Epping, NH 03042
Telephone: (603) 433-9000
Fax:
E-mail: rcurtis@ArchiveResearch.org
Research Specialty: Asbestos Litigation - Navy & Maritime Records
About: More than 15 years of research experience with an understanding of the ways asbestos was used on Navy/Maritime ships. We have researchers at the Archives every day to meet your needs.

Dr. Seals
Cornerstone Educational Consulting, LLC
212 W. Troy Street STE B
Dothan, AL 36303
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail: support@cornerstone-edconsulting.com
Research Specialty: African American History, Family History, Corporate History, Institutional Histories (college/universities, churches, etc…)
About:

Kathleen Brandt, Professional Genealogist & Consultant
a3Genealogy
PO Box 414640
Kansas City, MO 64141
Telephone:
Fax: (816) 817-2146
E-mail: a3genealogy@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Military records, immigration/emigration and naturalization, Native American Relations Records, African American records, Captured German Records, Census Records, Genealogy and Family History Records, Navy Records. Media: Audio/Sound Recordings, Film and Video Recordings, Photographs/Pictures and Textual Records
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Matthew J. Goguen, Environmental Historian
Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
10211 Wincopin Circle, 4th Floor
Columbia, MD 21044
Telephone: (410) 910-7669
Fax:
E-mail: mgoguen@geosyntec.com
Research Specialty: Environmental Litigation; Superfund; Toxic Tort; Remediation; Potentially-Responsible-Party; Wartime Manufacturing; Railroad; Asbestos; TCE; PCBs; PFAS/PFOA
About:

Poppy Di Candeloro; Meghan Dohogne
D2 Research
607 W 86th St.
Kansas City, MO 64114
Telephone: (715) 559-1055
Fax:
E-mail: d2researchkc@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Art history, history of architecture, environmental history, military history, history of religion, history of music.
About: Experienced, on-site, and affordable research team dual-based in Kansas City, MO and Malibu, CA. While we have research specialty areas we also scan any records available through the National Archives and Records Administration.

Linda D. Ostman, Director of Research; Matt Ostman, Assistant Director of Research
Attorney’s Service Bureau of Texas
900 Jackson St Ste 750
Dallas, TX 75202
Telephone: (214) 522-5297
Fax: (866) 608-5713
E-mail: asb-texas@sbcglobal.net

Jeni Blamires
Legacy Tree Genealogists
50 W. Broadway, Suite 303
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Telephone: (800) 818-1476
Fax: (801) 316-3182
E-mail: jeni.blamires@legacytree.com
Research Specialty: Genetic Genealogy, DNA, Unknown Parentage, Lineage Societies, War Records, Immigration, Citizenship, United States Research and more.
About: The largest professional research firm with over 30 professional genealogists serving clients since 2004.

Derek Lawrence
TechLaw Consultants, Inc.
1726 Cole Boulevard, Building 22, Suite 115
Lakewood, CO 80401
Telephone: (303) 586-4912; (720) 207-3135
Fax:
E-mail: Derek.Lawrence@techlawinc.com
Research Specialty: General Research, Military Records, Federal Agency Records, Aerial Photos, Still Photographs
About:

Cody J. Fisler
Udrea Research
1815 North Boomer Road, Apt. A23
Stillwater, OK 74075-3449
Telephone: (918) 409-0374
Fax: (918) 856-9003
E-mail: udrearesearch@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Any records available through the National Archives and Records Administration
About:

Dr. Jason Gart, Vice President
History Associates Incorporated
300 N Stonestreet Ave
Rockville, MD 20850-1655
Telephone: (301) 279-9697
Fax: (301) 279-9224
E-mail: jgart@historyassociates.com
Research Specialty: African American history; Asbestos; Census; Congressional records; Court records; Coast Guard/Lighthouse/Custom records; Diplomatic records; Intelligence records; Labor and Business History; Legislative histories; Litigation-related researcher; Transportation records; Military records; Native American relations records
About: Litigation-related research into a wide range of textual and non-textual records. Environmental site history, legislative histories, and Holocaust related records research are only a few of the areas where we have focused.


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