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Dr. John Arnold
NICOM, Inc
1316 Queen St Ste 2000
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: (703) 684-4636
Fax: (703) 684-7335
E-mail: seek@nicom.com
Research Specialty: Experienced specialists in all areas of military and civil records; archival research.
About: NICOM, Inc., The National Information Co., has over 25 years experience in all areas of military and civilian archival research. Our website clearly outlines our services and rates. Our experienced researchers have helped veterans, individuals, authors, agencies, consulting firms, non-profits, large and small law firms, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies in the following research categories: military records, including Army, Marines, Navy, and Air Force, Deck Logs, Intelligence, Captured German Records, Cold War, Coast Guard, Lighthouse and Customs Records, Diplomatic Records, Court Records, Genealogy, Census, Immigration, Emigration and Naturalization Records in all media formats.

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:

Sim Smiley
Archival Historical Research

Washington, DC 20016
Telephone: (202) 812-8466
Fax:
E-mail: sim.smiley@gmail.com
Research Specialty: World War II Intelligence and Diplomatic Records: the Office of Strategic Services (RG 226), the Department of State (RG 59 and 84), USIA (RG 306), The Office of War Information (RG 208) Military Records in general. Textual, Photographs and Maps.
About: I have over 30 years’ experience as a former NARA volunteer (compiled some of the OSS finding aids) and researcher for OSS agents and clients worldwide. A diplomatic simultaneous interpreter by training, I can read, speak and write in French, Italian and can easily read Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish and Norwegian.

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.

Christopher P. Herfel, CEO; Clancy B. Cornwall, COO
McCaffery & Associates, Inc
7240 Parkway Drive, Suite 360
Hanover, MD 21076
Telephone: (703) 548-6144
E-mail: info@mccafferyassoc.com
Research Specialty: We conduct Naval, maritime and aviation research for the defence in toxic tort claims. We research asbestos, Coast Guard, military, labor, business, science, technology, regulatory and transportation records; photographs; and ship, architectural and cartographic plans.

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:

Kevin Leonard
9364 Spring Water Path
Jessup, MD 20794
Telephone: (301) 776-9260
Fax:
E-mail: theleonardgroup7@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Militaty history, 20th century American history, film and video, audio and sound, still photos, NASA, DOJ, FBI
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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.

Katie Rasdorf
4393 Kevin Walker Dr 228
Montclair, VA 22025
Telephone: (202) 498-4447
Fax: (703) 656-4851
E-mail: krasdorf@yahoo.com
Research Specialty: Modern military records; Genealogy; WWII; Korea; Vietnam; Cold War, Prisoners of War (POW); Missing in Action (MIA); Aerial imagery, cartography, still photos

Rosanna Martinez
P.O. Box 320522
Alexandria, VA 22320
Telephone: (703) 509-5418
Fax:
E-mail: rosannamartinez@yahoo.com
Research Specialty: General research. All historical and archival records. All subjects. Research in Spanish, Russian and English.
About:

Henry Buckley
Henry Randolph Buckley
235 Lincoln Street
Hingham, MA 02043
Telephone: (339) 236-1443
Fax:
E-mail: HenryRBuckley@gmail.com
Research Specialty:
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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
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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.

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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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.

Miriam Porter
Cursive Transcription Service
1316 Queen Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: (615) 818-4142
Fax:
E-mail: cursivetranscription@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Professional transcription service of historical and archival cursive documents.
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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.

Hope Longe
2710 S. Veitch St., Apt. 307
Arlington, VA 22206
Telephone: (984) 292-5099
Fax:
E-mail: longehm@gmail.com
Research Specialty: History; archival material, legal documents, all topics.
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Margaret Johnson
MMJ Research
3200 Garfield St NW
Washington, DC 20008-3513
Telephone: (202) 669-7479
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: 25+ years experience.

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
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Michael G. Bracey
Michael Bracey Archival Research
2708 Middle Neck Rd
Odenton, MD 21113
Telephone: (301) 219-1918
Fax:
E-mail: micher9@comcast.net
Research Specialty: I research US Navy Deck Logs, Muster Rolls, and War Diaries. I work with US Army and Marine Corps Operational Records, Chronologies, Daily Staff Journals, After Action Reports for WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam and Persian Gulf War.
About: I am a professional Archival Research Specialist with over 25 years experience researching all Military/Civilian federal records at National Archives, College Park, MD. I am a Vietnam Veteran (1967-68). I’ve assisted veterans in searching for evidence of PTSD and Agent Orange for claims with the US Department of Veterans Affairs. I have also performed asbestos litigation research at the National Archives for various National Law Firms. In 1978, I graduated from American University and Antioch School of Law, Washington, DC in 1981. I’ve worked as a Staff Legal Advisor for the Board of Veterans Affairs, Department of Veterans Affairs, where I drafted decisions for Service Connected Disabilities and Pensions. I was an Assistant Counsel for the US Senate Committee for Veterans Affairs and a former Special Assistant for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. I also served as an Assistant District Attorney, Richmond County, NY.

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
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Kevin Morrow
Ab Initio Archives Research, LLC
1201 N. Kensington Street, Apt. 4
Arlington, VA 22205
Telephone: (703) 439-8789
Fax:
E-mail: morrow.kevin@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Specializing in textual military and federal contractor records related to environmental remediation cases involving hazardous chemicals, asbestos, etc.; academic research concentrating on all branches of the military (World War I through Vietnam); diplomacy and intelligence (OSS, State Department, Army and Navy Intelligence); Native American claims; captured German records; veterans’ concerns (medals, action reports, deck logs, muster rolls); photos (all military and civilian); aerial photos; maps (all military and civilian).
About: Independent historian/researcher. Former National Archives employee. Conversant in German and French; some Arabic, Italian, Spanish

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.

Jen Douglas
Jen Douglas, Ph.D.
16 Cranston Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail: douglasjen@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Any records available through the National Archives and Records Administration
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Tyler Loveless
2517 K. St. NW
Washington, DC 20037
Telephone: (202) 441-9222
Fax:
E-mail: edit@tylerloveless.com
Research Specialty: All topics and materials, including social, cultural, Congressional, court, labor, land, environmental, medical, military, regulatory, maritime, war, intelligence, prison, city, state, federal, financial, genealogical, and historical records.
About: Also Office of the Federal Register, Library of Congress, and U.S. Government Printing Office

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.

Joel Gallagher
JRG Asbestos Research
8201 16th St 419
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: (201) 725-1236
E-mail: jgallagher@jrgasbestosresearch.com
Research Specialty: Navy Records; Asbestos
About: Former employee of major law firm specializing in asbestos litigation. Able to provide your firm with essential records required to litigate cases most effectively & efficiently.


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