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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.

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.
About:

Vonnie Zullo
The Horse Soldier Research Service
3506 Majestic Pine Ln
Fairfax, VA 22033
Telephone: (703) 904-9126
Fax: (703) 904-9126
E-mail: research@horsesoldier.com
Research Specialty: Military Service Records, Pension Files, Regimental Histories, Mil. Research dating from Rev. War to 1910. Civil War specialty, Navy, Federal Censuses, etc.
About: Over 20 years experience doing historic document research. Head of research department of family military artifact business in Gettysburg, The Horse Soldier.

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
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Satu Haase-Webb
Satu Haase-Webb, Independent Historian and Researcher
1334 A St SE
Washington, DC 20003
Telephone: (202) 257-6915
E-mail: satuhw@yahoo.com
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.
About: On-site, 25 years of experience, former government historian. German speaker (native)

Andre R. Grimard
Andre R. Grimard, M.Ed.
115 Mussey St
South Portland, ME 04106
Telephone: (207) 756-9695
Fax: (413) 581-3621
E-mail: andre_grimard@yahoo.com
Research Specialty: US Census records, Vital records, Family genealogy, French Canadian families, State archives, Cemetary Searches, Newspapers, Canadian Census records, General research
About: Freelance Researcher

Ellen Driscoll
Ancestry Sisters
530 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60611
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail: ancestrysisters@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Genealogy and Family History Records, Document Retrieval
About:

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

Janice Carapellucci
Feet on the Ground New York City Genealogy Research
57 Montague St 4J
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 852-7205
E-mail: janice@feetonthegroundnyc.com
Research Specialty: 19th and 20th century New Yorkers; Italian Americans; vital records handwritten in Italian; Catholics and Catholic churches (parish records, building design, construction, decoration); Academic-style art, artists, auctions, exhibits, catalogues, collections; cigar makers; orphanages; ballroom dancing; vital records, manifests, naturalizations, censuses, dual U.S.-Italian citizenshio applications.

Lilly Cleveland, Genealogist
Your Family Search
PO Box 509
Norwell, MA 02061-0509
Telephone: (774) 454-0363
E-mail: lilly.cleveland@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Lineage society applications, document retrieval, colonial era research, probate and court house research, NARA and NEHGS Library, Mass Archives.

Susan Rasmussen
Your Storied Past Genealogy LLC
P.O. Box 614
Mokena, IL 60448
Telephone: (603) 373-8904
Fax:
E-mail: info@storiedpastgenealogy.com
Research Specialty: General research, document retrieval, naturalization records, census records, Chicago and Cook County, Great Lakes region, WWII, Genealogy, Immigration
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Jan Trojan
PO Box 275
Craig, AK 99921-0275
Telephone: 907-826-3734
Fax: 907-826-3734
E-mail: jantrojanvfw@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Chinook genealogy

Judith Langer-Surnamer Caplan
Up, Roots! Genealogy Research Services
27 West Penn St
Long Beach, NY 11561-4032
Telephone: (516) 889-7163
E-mail: Judith27@aol.com
Research Specialty: U.S. Census; New York naturalizations; World War II Old Men’s draft registration; New York and Philadelphia passenger arrivals

Jeremy Bigwood
Archival Research
3200 16th Street NW #806
Washington, DC 20010-3348
Telephone: (202) 361-5000
Fax:
E-mail: JeremyBigwood@pm.me
Research Specialty: All records, but especially those dealing with US foreign policy. Happy to participate in large research projects. I especially enjoy those projects involving the copying of large State Department and Military volumes from the 1800s, but can also work with very recent records. I have over 20 years doing research at NARA, and over 30 years using FOIA and MDR to obtain information.
About: Polyglot (English, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, some French and German) with a background in historical research, journalism, photojournalism and science. Google for publications.

Colleen Ceigersmidt
684 Wintergreen Drive
Purcellville, VA 20132
Telephone: (703) 973-5848
Fax:
E-mail: colleenlife30@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Washington, DC and Virginia. General genealogy research, pictures, military records WWI & WWII, family records, census records, anything you can’t find.
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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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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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Megan Baker
PO Box 146
Sharon, WI 53585
Telephone: (262) 492-5597
Fax:
E-mail: plmomm@yahoo.com
Research Specialty: Genealogy, World Wars 1 and 2, European History/Politics, German History/Politics/Military, Holocaust, Oral History, House History, Local History, Wisconsin History, Civil War and Revolutionary War
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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.

Donna H. Blinn
Heritage~Family History~Ancestry Research
12 Fairview Ave
Lincoln, RI 02865-1808
Telephone: (401) 474-3618
E-mail: heritage.blinn@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Pedigree Charts; Locating Vital Records: Birth/Marriage/Death, Military, Immigration & Naturalization, Census & Voter Records, Court, Land, Wills & Financial Records; Historical Newspapers; Cemetery Searches; Designing your Family Album; Education in use of online sources of information; Workshops and individual consultation assistance.

Richard J. Macon
PO Box 996
Bayonne, NJ 07002
Telephone: (201) 320-1927
E-mail: bayway1@yahoo.com
Research Specialty: military, Immigration &; Naturalization, censuses, Catholic records

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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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.

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.
About:

Jennifer Hadlock
My Ancestors Footsteps
291 Pleasant Ave Apt 3C
New York, NY 10029
Telephone: (917) 819-2993
E-mail: myancestorsfootsteps@gmail.com
Research Specialty: New England, New York, Immigration, Southeast genealogy, Irish, African-American

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:

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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Bruce D. Frail; Benjamin J. Frail D.B.A
American Civil War Ancestor
19 Briar Point Ave
Coventry, RI 02816
Telephone: (401) 464-2119
Fax:
E-mail: poppahazmat@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Military Service Records, Pension Records, Deck Logs, Veterans Burial Locations, and any other area of general research of the American Civil War
About: We have 50+ years of professional and volunteer research experience, 20+ years at NARA and 16+ years in Graves Registration.

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.

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
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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.
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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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Edgar Luis Martinez
Martinez Historical Consulting
0N210 Hathaway Ave.
West Chicago, IL 60185
Telephone: (630) 300-4384
Fax:
E-mail: martinez410@outlook.com
Research Specialty: Legal (State, Federal) Documents, Family Genealogy, Michigan Native American History, Civil War, Census records.
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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.

Clare LaVergne
PhotoAssist, Inc.
1300 Mercantile Lane, Suite 139C
Largo, MD 20774
Telephone: (301) 652-2566
Fax:
E-mail: info@photoassist.com
Research Specialty: Media: photographs, film, negatives, audio, video; Subject and topics: African American, Native American, Asian American, U.S. military history and records, census records, presidential history, genealogy and family history, CIA and other intelligence records, IP
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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.

Edward Grandi
Grandi Genealogical Research
1601 18th Street, NW #607
Washington, DC 20009-2516
Telephone: (301) 351-8411
Fax:
E-mail: efgrandi@gmail.com
Research Specialty: 18th, 19th, 20th cCentury Family History, Heir Search, Lineage Society Applications, Records Research
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Sarah Stringer-Bowsher
ASM Affiliates, Inc.
2034 Corte Del Nogal
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Telephone: (760) 804-0611
Fax: (760) 804-5755
E-mail: sstringer@asmaffiliates.com
Research Specialty: Census Records; Labor & Business History/ Transportation/Regulatory Agency Records; RG 115 & 181; Military Records; Navy Records; Cold War; and Science, Technology, Natural Resources, & Environmental Research.

Gary Zizka
3730 Jocelyn St NW
Washington, DC 20015
Telephone: 202-9999-9230
Fax:
E-mail: gmzizka@gmail.com
Research Specialty: All Federal records held in Washington DC, including immigration, census, military, land grants, federal courts, Native American records, federal agency records
About:

Roccie Hill
Past & Present Pathways

, VA
Telephone: (760) 898-9986
Fax:
E-mail: roccie@pastpresentpathways.com
Research Specialty: Genealogy: Native American, Texas, Virginia, Arizona; Land records; pre-Revolution docs; Massachusetts settlements
About:

Autumn Baccellia
PO Box 22877
Sacramento, CA 95822
Telephone: (916) 893-1400
E-mail: autumn.baccellia@gmail.com
Research Specialty: I research immigration and naturalization records, military records, pension records, civil and church records, court records, census records, land records, state archives and library research, obituary and newspaper research, genealogy research.
About: Member of Association of Professional Genealogists. I come from a long line of family historians and was first introduced to genealogy at age 8 while growing up in the LDS church. I have been doing genealogy professionaly for over 10 years. I conduct full genealogical research and living relatives’ research. I have creative ways of finding documents and records which is a great asset for genealogical research. I like to dig deep into family lines and help individuals discover their true family origins.

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.

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

Cequyna Moore
Cequyna Moore Planning Associates
#32302, 88-40 164th Street
Jamaica, NY 11432
Telephone: (917) 300-8920
Fax:
E-mail: cmoore@cmooreplanning.com
Research Specialty:
About:

Geoff Gentilini
Golden Arrow Research
7372 Northmoor Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail: info@goldenarrowresearch.com
Research Specialty:
About: We offer affordable research services at archives nationwide. With decades of combined research experience our team can customize your project to fit your specific needs. Let us know what you need and we will respond promptly to your inquiry.

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.

Lindsey Harner
Lindsey’s Histories
2516 Lick Run Road
Williamsport, PA 17707
Telephone: (607) 425-4376
Fax:
E-mail: lindsey@lindseyshistories.com
Research Specialty: Genealogy and Family History, Census Records, Military Service Records, Pension Files, Research in Pennsylvania and New York
About:

Cynthia K. Patton
7201 N. Marston Ct.
Kansas City, MO 64151
Telephone: (816) 806-3790
Fax:
E-mail: ckpatton58@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Ancestral research, military research, lineage society research, Missouri and Kansas specific research.
About:

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!

Michael Brophy
Brophy Professional Genealogy and Heir Tracing
198 Patricia Dr
Abington, MA 02351-1047
Telephone: (781) 738-2671
Fax: (781) 878-0720
E-mail: mbrophy@brophygen.com
Research Specialty: Immigration &Naturalization, Census Records, Genealogy &Family History, Irish-American, New England.

Elizabeth Kurrus
Elizabeth Kurrus Historical Research

St. Louis, MO
Telephone: (314) 283-1779
Fax:
E-mail: eterryhistory@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Genealogical and family history including but not limited to: immigration and naturalization records; census records; birth, marriage, death and other vital records; court and land records; military records; and church records.
About:

Sharon Boswell
Partners in History
950 NW Elford Dr
Seattle, WA 98177-4125
Telephone: (206) 354-0250
E-mail: partnersinhistory@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Land use research and litigation support; Native American relations and family history.
About: More than 30 years of experience in Federal records research including BIA, USACE, USFS, Bureau of Reclamation as well as court and military record groups.

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

Vina Hutchinson
3517 Terrace Dr. Apt. B
Suitland, MD 20746
Telephone: (703) 568-9836
Fax:
E-mail: vinahutchinson@gmail.com
Research Specialty: General research; genealogy and family history; house/building/post use propertry history; research for movie, television, and streaming productions
About:

Charles Niessner
304 State St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
E-mail: cniessner@msn.com
Research Specialty: Family history and genealogy; Immigration, Naturalization, and Manifest; NYC birth, marriage death, and Manhattan wills.

Margaret R. Fortier
Margaret R. Fortier, CG
100 Station Landing #1012
Medford, MA 02155
Telephone: (508) 414-1595
E-mail: mrf@ourchateau.net
Research Specialty: Immigration and Naturalization Records, French-Canadian, Italian-American research, New England.
About: Certified genealogist

Asher Groeschler
904 Lamberton Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Telephone: (305) 746-1586
Fax:
E-mail: ashergroeschler@gmail.com
Research Specialty: US History, science, and technology. Any general records in textual, cartographic, photographs and newspapers.
About: I also do research at any facility located in Washington D.C. such as the Library of Congress.

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
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.

James M. Evans III
PO Box 644
Morrow, GA 30260
Telephone: (404) 797-9980
E-mail: jmevans3@bellsouth.net
Research Specialty: All records located at the Southeast Region archival facility in Morrow, GA (Atlanta), especially those associated with genealogy and family history. Located within two miles of Southeast Region facility.

Betty Ann Tyson
87 Pierce Rd
Watertown, MA 02472-3033
Telephone: (617) 659-5009
Fax:
E-mail: ba_tyson@comcast.net
Research Specialty: Genealogy, census records, naturalization records - New England; ship passenger lists for NY, Boston, Philadelphia; Canadian border crossings
About:

Pamela Moore
Backstories
10432 Balls Ford Rd., Suite 300, #496
Manassas, VA 20109
Telephone: (202) 743-2042
Fax: (855) 462-0210
E-mail: pamela@backstories-research.com
Research Specialty: Traditional, Genetic and Forensic Genealogy. At National Archives I (Washington DC) and II (College Park), we leverage research in military records, pension files, federal land records, property claim files from World War II for seized properties overseas, immigration and naturalization records, census records, Red Cross records, District of Columbia records and others. We also perform research at the Library of Congress, the People’s Archive at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in DC, the National Daughters of the American Revolution Library and other local repositories.
About: Experienced professional genealogist. More information about our experience can be found on our website. Request for research projects can be submitted by email, phone, fax, or by form via my website.


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