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

Toby Sanchez
2635 Nostrand Ave 6D
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Telephone: (347) 702-6284
E-mail: tobysanchez34@gmail.com
Research Specialty: family history + genealogy, Jewish history + genealogy.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Diane Rapaport
Diane Rapaport, JD, Professional Genealogist
PO Box 204
Lexington, MA 02420
Telephone: (781) 698-7884; 866-784-5573 (toll free)
Fax: (781)861-6744; 888-773-2937 (toll free)
E-mail: diane@dianerapaport.com
Research Specialty: Court records; Genealogy and Family History Records, Immigration, Emmigration, and Naturalization records, heir search, military records

Sheila Thayer
1605 NE 80th St
Seattle, WA 98115
Telephone: 206-523-5551
E-mail: sthayer@genealogydames.com
Research Specialty: General research

Kathleen Brandt, Professional Genealogist & Consultant
a3Genealogy
PO Box 414640
Kansas City, MO 64141
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

Elizabeth McCall
3822 Bailey Ave 3C
Bronx, NY 10463-2516
Telephone: (347) 427-2406
Fax: (347) 427-2406
E-mail: emccall@optonline.net
Research Specialty: Immigration/Naturalization, Irish in America, Military Records, Patent/Copyright/Trademark, Genealogy.

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

Steve Fox
Fox Investigations
369 Mission Bay Ct
Wildwood, MO 63040
Telephone: (314) 304-7811
E-mail: steve@foxinvestigations.com
Research Specialty: Rush DD214s, service records (all branches), civilian records, FOIA requests, archival research, genealogy.
About: Fox Investigations is a St. Louis based investigative research business with over 25 years of experience obtaining military records at the National Personel Records Center and other locations. We do not subcontract work as some other firms do. Licensed and insured, to provide proven quality service to veterans and the business and legal communities across the country.

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.

Diane M. Boucher, Ph.D.
65 Graham St
Gardner, MA 01440
Telephone: (978) 630-3968
E-mail: dianem.boucher@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Colonial and early America, Freedman’s Bureau, African-American history, court records, Civil rights, slavery, Reconstruction, State Department, Social and cultural history.

K. McGuinness
American Origins LLC
PO Box 320445
Alexandria, VA 22320
Telephone: 202-656-9988
E-mail: americanorigins@nym.hush.com
Research Specialty: Genealogy, pension records, land patent records, bounty land warrants

Donald Mounts (Owner)
Global Military Research, LLC
29628 Tee Shot Dr
San Antonio, FL 33576-4658
Telephone: (352) 457-5018
Fax: (844) 900-1945
E-mail: info@globalmilitaryresearch.com
Research Specialty: Military records research, DD-214, OMPF’s, medical records, morning reports, muster rolls, deck logs, unit roster, after action reports, POW/MIA records, captured records, WWII records, Korean War records, Vietnam War records, records documenting Agent Orange expsoure, records documenting radiation exposure (Atomic Veteran).
About: We also research German military records at the Bundesarchiv in Germany.

Ann Gillespie
Preserve Legacies, LLC
1208 Kenmore Ave Apt 4
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Telephone: 540-735-7801
E-mail: ann@preservelegacies.com
Research Specialty: Pre-WWI, Pension, Service, Bounty land and court martial, Microfilm, Congressional records, Land records
About: 20+ years of experience doing research, having worked for the National Park Service, in for-profit cultural research, and independently.

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

Sherry Arrant
PO Box 101551
Fort Worth, TX 76185
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.

Ginger Frere
Information Diggers
5379 W Dakin
Chicago, IL 60634-2606
Telephone: (773) 458-3484
E-mail: gfrere@informationdiggers.com
Research Specialty: Biographical research; Genealogy; Chicago and Cook County history
About: Independent researcher specializing in biographical and genealogical research, Chicago and Cook County history.

Margaret R. Fortier
Margaret R. Fortier, CG
100 Station Lndg
Medford, MA 02155-5198
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

Brian Schneden (APG Member)
Schneden Genealogical & Historical Research
625 E Acorn St
Gardner, KS 66030
Telephone: (913) 660-0656
E-mail: bschneden@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Medical Health History, Germanic Genealogy, Immigration/Emigration Dithmarschen, Schleswig Holstein Germany

Shaun S. Udrea
Udrea Research
PO Box 700512
Tulsa, OK 74170-0512
Telephone: (918) 409-0374
Fax: (918) 764-9723
E-mail: shaun@udrearesearch.net
Research Specialty: Any records available through NARA.

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

Frankie Davis
American Ancestors
PO Box 50561
Provo, UT 84605-0561
Telephone: (801) 836-1996
E-mail: americanancestors@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Military records, Native American Relations Records, Census records, and Genealogy and Family History Records
About: American Ancestors not only consults large clients like Ancestry.com and Family Search, but also many individuals.

Pamela Moore
Mountain Soul Searching
13474 Grouserun Ln
Bristow, VA 20136
Telephone: 571-435-4615
Fax: 855-462-0210
E-mail: pammyannmoore@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Military records, pension files, land records, census records, medical records of asylum inmates, tax records, civil cases, county court minutes and records, African American research, plantation records and vital records.
About: Experienced professional genealogist. Request for simple record pulls or custom search packages are welcome and can be requested by email, phone, fax, or by form via my website.

Robert J. Friedman
Steps to the Past
60 Plaza St E Apt 6N
Brooklyn, NY 11238-5034
Telephone: (718) 622-2692
E-mail: rjfriedman@verizon.net
Research Specialty: Genealogy and Family History; Census, Immigration and Naturalization; Jewish genealogy
About: Also research in NYC libraries, archives, and cemeteries.

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.

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.

Elizabeth Terry
A. Elizabeth Terry, MA
194 Spring Oaks Dr
Ballwin, MO 63011
Telephone: (314) 283-1779
E-mail: eterry99@yahoo.com
Research Specialty: Genealogical and family history including but not limited to: immigration and naturalization records; census records; birth, death, marriage and other vital records; court and land records; military records; and church records.

Kevin Bradley
KDB_Media
30 Triple Crown Ct
Windsor Mill, MD 21244
Telephone: (410) 265-6214
E-mail: kdb_media@yahoo.com; kdbmedia1@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Motion pictures, sound, and video; genealogy
About: I have retired from the National Archives after 30 years in reference. I had the pleasure of working in textual for thirteen, Motion Picture, Sound and Video branch for fifteen the Education Branch for two years.
I received my undergraduate degree from Mid-American University in Oklahoma and I’m currently working on my Masters at the University of Southern California.
I’ve had the honor to work with some of the top companies in media: ESPN, HBO, BET, Ken Burns and Florentine Films’ "Jazz". I also worked on films for exhibits for the Muhammad Ali Center, as well as documentary with Dr. Mina Chow of the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture. I have also work with Genealogy records while working at Archives 1.
I have compiled several finding aids in Motion Pictures. My field of expertise are African American History, Jazz, Sports and World War II. I have contributed to the National Archives Rediscovering African American History blogs
I live in Columbia, Maryland with is not far from the National Archives in College Park.

Samantha Rife
SJR Research
3075 Emmitsburg Rd
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Telephone: 717-253-1107
Research Specialty: General researcher; Genealogy and Family History; All international and US military research; House and building history; Corporate history; Congressional research, Legal (court records); Popular fact checking - Political, current events, quotes; Native American; Dual citizenship application assistance; Motion pictures and video; Still pictures and photographs; Research for documentary filmmakers, screenwrites, producers, and other filmmakers.

Juli Turano
6980 S Bannock St Apt 8
Littleton, CO 80120
Telephone: (303) 798-2108
E-mail: juli.belle@live.com
Research Specialty: Government(All) - Economics, Financial, Congressional, Executive, Judicial; Corporate - SEC, Intelligence, Lobby, Patents, Trademarks; Real Estate - GeoSat, Civil-Land, Taxes, Liens; Popular Fact Checking - Political, Current Events, Quotes; Historical, Ancestry, World Events

Donal J. Lewis
Udrea Research
PO Box 700512
Tulsa, OK 74170-0512
Telephone: 918-409-0374
Fax: 918-764-9723
E-mail: cody@udrearesearch.net
Research Specialty: Any records available through NARA. Will also do research in NARA affiliated archives.

Elizabeth Katheryn Gray
1606 Col-Mar Lane
Annapolis, MD 21409
Telephone: 301-768-2167
E-mail: cavepearl@hotmail.com
Research Specialty: All research topics
About: Former National Archives employee with 20 years of service

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.

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

Bradley Greenland
Greenland Genealogy
510 Daniel Webster Hwy, Box 1467
Merrimack, NH 03054
Telephone: (603) 320-4902
E-mail: greenlandgenealogy@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Family tree creation, immigration, record retrieval, Jewish, England, Ireland, misc.

Sadie Day Pasha
Sadie Day Pasha, Professional Genealogist and Low Country Family Historian
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Telephone: (240) 560-6139
E-mail: sadie_pasha@mail.com
Research Specialty: Family Histories, Oral Traditions, Biographical and Historical analysis, Southern Jews and Sephardim in colonial, reconstruction and post reconstruction eras in America. Native Cherokee and Smith descendants of Indian Territories in South Carolina and Georgia. West African "Geechee" on Rosemont (Pyatt) and various plantations in Georgetown County, South Carolina captured from Rice Coast of Sene-Gambia and Sierra Leone. Cohen surname of Sephardim, Portuguese Jews,
New Christians, Marranos, Crypto Jews, ladino language and culture. West Africans (Geechee/Kissi) and Gullah (Gola) trade language in Lowcountry of Georgia and South Carolina Sea Islands. Day (Daye/Dey) surname of (1) Middlesex County, Massachusetts, (2) James City County and Dinwiddie County, Virginia, and (4) Caswell County, North Carolina among West African and European descendants. Consultation and Lecture, Domestic and International Digital Archives (Libraries)
About: Genealogist, National Genealogical Society, Washington, DC
Genealogy Instructor, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Genealogist, Guild of One-Name Studies, "Cohen One Name Study", Region 5 USA
Author, "Cohen of Georgetown County, South Carolina 1760-1960", S. Pasha 2010.

Kate Nadolski
Research and Information Services
9160 S Bell Ave
Chicago, IL 60643
Telephone: 312-292-8977
E-mail: kate.nadolski@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Genealogy and Family History; photos; census records; sound recordings
About: Knowledge of and ability to translate German and French

Bob Kerstein CPA, CGMA
Old Company Research
PO Box 223795
Chantilly, VA 20153
Telephone: (703) 787-3552
Fax: (703) 995-4422
E-mail: research@oldcompany.com
Research Specialty: Business, Financial, Commerce.

Sam Askew
The History Scout
6247 Split Creek Ln
Alexandria, VA 22312
Telephone: (571) 357-0399
E-mail: samuel_askew@yahool.com
Research Specialty: Military records, soldier and unit.

Sharon Boswell
Partners in History
950 NW Elford Dr
Seattle, WA 98177-4125
Telephone: (206) 275-1114
E-mail: partnersinhistory@gmail.com

Liz Barnett, MA
MA Pilgrim
1731 Beacon St 404
Brookline, MA 02445
Telephone: (508) 317-4718
E-mail: ma.pilgrim@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Massachusetts and New England family history, Records in the National Archives at Boston; birth, marriage, and death records, probate, land deeds, cemeteries, census, naturalization.
About: Research for past 11 years for private clients, genealogy companies, and title companies. Quick turnaround and free initial consultation on Mayflower, Irish, Portuguese, Armenian, European ethnic groups, etc. Research in Massachusetts State Archives, NEHGS, TIARA, local city and town archives.

Michell Pointon or Michael Mattes
National Air Survey Center Corporation, T/A Visual Image Presentations
10010 Renfrew Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Telephone: (800) 226-0177
Fax: (301) 927-7177 (call first)
E-mail: nasccinfo@aol.com
Research Specialty: NASCC-VIP is a small family owned, full service photo finishing business, established in 1973 to provide aerial, cartographic, still picture, and textual research and photo finishing services, both traditional film and digital.
About: All our employees have over 35 or more years of working with archival records for both local and international governments, museums, publishers, and commercial clients. We also provide large volume archiving, museum quality framing, custom phtographic printin, graphic design and exhibits.

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.

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.

Amber Brown
Legacy Tree Genealogists
510 W Broadway, Ste 303
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Telephone: 800-818-1476
E-mail: info@legacytree.com; amber.brown@legacytree.com
Research Specialty: Genealogy brick walls, genetic genealogy (DNA), tracing family trees, immigrant ancestor research, writing family biographies

Sherry Herkal
C&S Research Inc.
450 Harding Rd
Yuba City, CA 95993
Telephone: (530) 415-3161
Fax: (530) 673-0264
E-mail: sherryherkal@hotmail.com
Research Specialty: Court Records including recorders office, and property in California.

Anne K. Roberts
Anne Katheryne Roberts
PO Box 42902
Charlotte, NC 28215
Telephone: (704) 537-6130 or (704) 534-9332
E-mail: annkae@gmail.com;kyoinko@gmail.com
Research Specialty: General Research; Family History.

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.

Martin Schipper
Martin Paul Schipper
2329 Dixon Rd
Frederick, MD 21704-8130
Telephone: (240) 418-4320
E-mail: martin_schipper@yahoo.com
Research Specialty: African American history; genealogy; architectural history; land records; military history; social history; and women’s history.

Marisa Louie Lee
55 Trumbull St Unit 16
San Francisco, CA 94112
Telephone: (650) 303-3111
E-mail: marisalouie@gmail.com
Research Specialty: General researcher; Federal Court cases - Bankruptcy, Civil, Criminal, Appeals (RG 21, 276, 578) and US Attorneys (RG 118), Immigration and Naturalization (RG 21, 85, 566) Bureau of Prisons/Alcatraz (RG 129), Native Americans in CA, NV (RG 75), Labor history (RG69, 96, 171)
About: I worked as an archivist at the National Archives at San Francisco for five years and am very familiar with the records at that facility. I have a personal and professional interest in Asian American genealogy and have presented workshops throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for community history and genealogy interest groups.

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

Teresa Shirra
Teresa Shirra, Professional Genealogist
PO Box 634
Concord, MA 01742
E-mail: 007HistoryDetective@gmail.com
Research Specialty: General research, vital records, Census, newspapers, immigration, passenger lists, record retrieval, deed, court records, land, naturalization, cemetery, wills, library and court house, NARA (Boston)
About: Research in Boston Library, NEHGS, local city and town archives.

Scott Burgh
4828 N Bernard
Chicago, IL 60625
Telephone: 773-267-6319
E-mail: sgburgh@ameritech.net
Research Specialty: historical, genealogical, newspaper, and archival research; legal records; court, bankruptcy, divorce, property, and buildings
About: Retired law library director

Lori Berdak Miller
Redbird Research LLC
PO Box 782
St Charles, MO 63302
Telephone: (636) 448-3275
E-mail: lori@redbirdresearch.com
Research Specialty: Military discharges, WWI, WWII, and Korean War archival files. Civilian records, morning reports, IDPFs, PEP files, VA pension files, award cards, genealogy, and much more.

Joan Kitchen Murray
Roots2Leaves
PO Box 547
Peotone, IL 60468
E-mail: roots2leaves@gmail.com
About: Acquainted with all records held at this facility (Chicago). Census land, military, court records, bankruptcy, civil, criminal, divorce, church, lineage society research, genealogy and family history, Chicago, Northern Illinois-N.E. Iowa, southern Wisconsin.

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

Dirk Burgdorf
AAA Research
21515 Manor View Cir
Germantown, MD 20876
Telephone: (301) 922-9610
E-mail: contact@naraexpert.com
Research Specialty: Specialist in Aerial Imagery and Maps (both U.S. and foreign), American Military Records, Captured German Records (SS, Wehrmacht, NSDAP, War Diaries), and German technical Manuals.
About: 30+ years of historical research experience, complete fluency in German, partnered with specialists in both Russian and Germany. First hand experience from personal visits to battlefields on both the Eastern and Western Fronts.

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

Margie Ellis
PO Box 440042
Somerville, MA 02144
Telephone: (617) 797-1904
E-mail: nyresearch@live.com
Research Specialty: Irish history, Naturalizations, Land Records, genealogy, general NARA holdings research, cemetery searches, state archives, immigration.

Edward A. Singer
7512 Sweetbriar Dr
College Park, MD 20740
Telephone: (703) 203-7770
E-mail: edward.a.singer@gmail.com
Research Specialty: General Research, All Topics, Find and Make Copies.

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.

Christine M. Cacace
315 W 106th St Ste 16-A
New York, NY 10025-3445
Telephone: (212) 865-9083
E-mail: cmc@uprootsgenealogy.com
Research Specialty: Genealogy and Family History
About: Has over 25 years experience researching Federal, State and City civil and religious records; conducts research in Italian, Irish, German and Eastern European civil and religious records. Aids in Dual Citizenship research qualification and Applications.

Ellen Driscoll
Ancestry Sisters
530 Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
Telephone: (312) 350-4370
E-mail: ancestrysisters@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Document Retrieval, Family Trees, Immigration , Mayflower Society. We have Offices in Chicago, Peoria, IL + Kalamazoo, MI.

Dr Brian Hackett
Christine M. Jankowski
1705 Bobolink Ave
Grafton, WI 53024
Telephone: 262-305-8499
E-mail: cjankow42@gmail.com; hackettb1@nku.edu
Research Specialty: Local history projects, 19th and 20th century global history, art history, photography, general history, and genealogy

Deidre Erin Denton
Twisted Twigs Genealogy
2001 Viers Mill Rd 806
Rockville, MD 20848
E-mail: TwistedTwigsGenealogy@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Specialize in military record retrieval related to all branches of the military (American Revolution through Koriea); veterans’ files (medals, action reports, flight logs, casualty reports, deck logs, muster rolls); federal record retrieval related to employment (post office, CCC, WPA).

Megan Shuemate
1463 Greenfield Ave
Burlington, WI 53105
Telephone: 262-492-5597
E-mail: plmomm@yahoo.com
Research Specialty: Genealogy, World Wars I and II, European and German history

Jeff Shannahan
Ancestry For Me
1735 N 1450 E
Provo, UT 84604
Telephone: 202-568-4557
E-mail: ancestryformenow@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Genealogy and family history records, Adoption, Military records, Native American Relations, Immigration, Intelligence, Census records, Coast Guard/Lighthouse records, Court records, Emigration and Naturalization records, African American history
About: Our free consulation will help ensure that your request meets you object of the research. See our website for why we are the best.

Bruce D. Frail; Benjamin J. Frail D.B.A
American Civil War Ancestor
19 Briar Point Ave
Coventry, RI 02816-5601
Telephone: (401) 464-2119
Fax: (401) 823-9898
E-mail: acwa@acwancestor.org
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 and I am the current National Graves Registration Officer for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Benjamin 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. We also research Confederate Soldiers as well. We have done research for government (state and local city), commercial, private and non-profit groups. "We Reunite You With Your Past"

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.

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: (703) 842-8656
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

Jeff Mackey
10241 W 56 Ter
Merriam, KS 66203
Telephone: (785) 272-2664
E-mail: mackey.jeff@ymail.com
Research Specialty: Cold War, Congressional Records, Census Records, Court Records, Lighthouse\Customs Records, Genealogy and Family History, Immigration, Emigration and Naturalization, President Nixon.

Dr. John Arnold
NICOM, Inc
1316 Queen St Ste 2000
Alexandria, VA 22314-2406
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. has outstanding, highly experienced researches in all areas of military and civilian archival research. Our website cleary outlines our services and rates. Over the past 20+ years we have satisfied the information needs of individuals, authors, agencies, consulting firms, non-profits, large and small law firms, Mon & Pop businesses and Fortune 500 companies. Discounts are provided to students, educators and all current military, veterans and veteran families.

Lilly Cleveland
Your Family Search
PO Box 509
Norwell, MA 02061
Telephone: (774) 454-0363
E-mail: lilly.cleveland@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Mayflower passengers, DAR, New England women, Colonial, Probate records, Court House research, Mass. Archives, NEHGS Library

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.

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

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

Gary Zizka
3730 Jocelyn St NW
Washington, DC 20015
Telephone: 202-9999-9230
E-mail: gary@GZGenealogyResearch.com
Research Specialty: Early New England, military records, Mid-west and national genealogy records, immigration and naturalization records

Byron Preston
1317 E Jefferson Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104
E-mail: rimby@sbcglobal.net
Research Specialty: Political events and facts. Family history.

Rich Venezia
Rich Roots Genealogy
PO Box 110047
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Telephone: 412-339-0602
E-mail: rich@richroots.net
Research Specialty: 20th Century immigration, especially: RG 85 INS records; RG 59 and RG 84, Dept of State and consular records

Jean Kelley
Windover Historical Research and Genealogical Services
5901 Montrose Rd N 907
Rockville, MD 20852
E-mail: jmkelley04@yahoo.com
Research Specialty: All Indian records (RG 75, RG 48, RG 279), All Indian Genealogy, General Genealogy
About: Specializing in difficult genealogical problems, documenting genealogies, and obscure research topics.

Amanda L. Paige
Paige Historical Research and Consulting
1420 Breckenridge Dr 109
Little Rock, AR 72227
Telephone: (501) 515-4871
E-mail: paigehistorical@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Miitary, Native American, Census, Genealogy, Family History


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