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Researchers Specializing in Military Records Related Records *

NOTE - Requests involving military personnel records at the National Personnel Records Center and the National Archives - St. Louis

For expedited service at no charge: If you need military records for burials, medical emergencies, or aid and attendance qualification, you may submit a completed SF 180 Request Pertaining to Military Records directly to NARA by fax at 314-801-0764.

For additional assistance, please call 314-801-0800.

For a routine (non-emergency) request, you may fax a completed SF 180 to 314-801-9195.

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Mary Parker Biby
Mary Biby
8761 Denison Dr
Columbia, IL 62236-4365
Telephone: (314) 482-6459
Fax: (618) 939-4143
E-mail: valmpark2@yahoo.com
Research Specialty: Military personnel, medical, and organizational records for all time periods and all branches and civilian federal employment records.

Ryan M. Curtis
Archive Research & Consulting Group, LLC
133 Main Street, Suite 203
Epping, NH 03042
Telephone: (603) 433-9000
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 Mavy/Maritime ships. We have researchers at the Archives every day to meet your needs.

Sim Smiley
Academic Historical Research
4469 Sedgwick St NW
Washington, DC 20016
Telephone: (202) 812-8466
E-mail: sim.smiley@gmail.com
Research Specialty: All textual, images and maps on WW2 and the Cold War. Special focus on diplomacy, the OSS (Office of Strategic Services), the FBI, the OWI (Office of War Information) and USIA (United States Information Agency). Many projects on Resistance in France and Italy. Also all military and Congressional records.
About: Former NARA volunteer and one of the compilers of OSS finding aids. 100% trilingual (with French and Italian) and able to research in other languages (Spanish, German, Swedish and Norwegian). Over 20 years of experience in customer satisfaction!

John V. Chamberlin
Chamberlin & Chamberlin, LLC
PO Box 105
Bozman, MD 21612
Telephone: (443) 480-1559
E-mail: tenaceus1@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Court Records, Congressional records, WWII, Historical, Treasury, Commerce, Trade (Records, Archival research, textual analysis)

Myra Miller, PhD.
Footsteps Researchers, LLC
1410 Shady Creek Ct Apt C
St Louis, MO 63146
Telephone: (417) 849-0155
E-mail: myra@footstepsresearchers.com
Research Specialty: WWII military records, morning reports, personnel files (OMPF), individual deceased person’s file (IDPF), rosters, hospital lists, unit journals, after action reports.

Keiko Winsch
802 Chalfonte Dr
Alexandria, VA 22305
Telephone: (703) 548-2635
E-mail: keiko.winsch@erols.com
Research Specialty: Any records at NARA. Diplomatic records, military records, intelligence, World War II, occupation of Japan.
About: 20+ years experience researching at NARA. Fluent in English, Japanese, French.

Barbara J. Seyler
387 Winding Valley Dr
Rockmart, GA 30153
Telephone: (678) 363-4894
E-mail: ropetracer@prodigy.net
Research Specialty: U.S. World War I Draft, U.S. Census, Military, and Georgia County and State Records

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

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.

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"

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.

Gayle Yiotis
42274 Sand Pine Place
Chantilly, VA 20152
Telephone: (703) 915-9303
E-mail: gyancestry@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Genealogical research.

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

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.

Tim Frank
Military Research Associates LLC
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Telephone: (703) 447-7243
E-mail: historian1975@gmail.com
Research Specialty: World War II Army Unit records and General Orders.

Gail Lelyveld
205 C St NE Apt 1
Washington, DC 20002-5764
Telephone: (202) 579-6466
E-mail: lelyveg@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Revolutionary War, Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, World War II Issues, Peace Issues, Native American Issues, Immigration, Foreign Affairs

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

John Morgan
John M. Morgan IV
3082 Mackenzi Ln Apt 3
York, PA 17408
Telephone: 443-577-8243
E-mail: jmorgan73@gmail.com
Research Specialty: WWII History, Eighth Air Force, Obtaining replacement medals and reocrds, Aerial photography, Group histories, Civil War

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.

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
About: Acknowledged in "From Arromanches to the Elbe," by Charles More, published by Pen and Sword Publishing for research.

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.

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.

Sam Askew
The History Scout
6247 Split Creek Ln
Alexandria, VA 22312
Telephone: (571) 357-0399
E-mail: samuel_askew@yahool.com
Research Specialty: Revolutionary, War of 1812, Mexican American War, Civil War, Spanish American War, WWI, WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War Military Records, both Individual and Unit records.

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 cleary 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.

Steven B. Rogers, Ph.D.
Steven B. Rogers, Ph.D., Archival Research Consultant
3201 Taylor St
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
Telephone: (301) 367-3905
E-mail: derholzer@aol.com
Research Specialty: U.S. military and captured German records, WWII and Holocaust-related records, Nuremburg and US military tribunal records, looted Nazi gold, Holocaust assets, US agency records turned over under Nazi War Crimes disclosure Act, diplomatic records, OMGUS, DOJ and INS records, Displaced Persons Commisssion, audio/prints/film records.
About: Retired DOJ historian with 30+ years experience researching at NARA. Fluent in German.

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.

Marc E. Kollbaum
103 Pleasant View Dr
Manchester, MD 63011
Telephone: (636) 391-5340
E-mail: mkollbaum@yahoo.com
Research Specialty: All military records + materials, twenty-five years experience as Curator, Jefferson Barracks Historic Park.

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

Jeff Lynch
Jeff Lynch, Colonel, USA, Retired, PMP, MBA
PO Box 55128
Seattle, WA 98155
Telephone: (206) 363-3208
E-mail: jlynch@nwlink.com
Research Specialty: Western US FUDS (formerly used defense sites), WWII construction, asbestos, WWII prisoners of war in Western US

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

Gerald Alan Warren
9313 Koenig Circle, Ste. C
Berkeley, MO 63134
Telephone: (314) 203-9636
Fax: (314) 498-8630
E-mail: galan.warren@yahoo.com
Research Specialty: Service and medical records for Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy, and Marines.
About: Over 5,000 records researched since 2009.

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)

Yoko Nagasaka Myers
Nichimy Corporation
6215 Greenbelt Rd Ste 201
College Park, MD 20740-2364
Telephone: (301) 313-0610
Fax: (301) 313-0611
E-mail: nichimyusa@nichimy.co.jp
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.

Jack R. Lopez
Archival Research Service
12624 Orchard Brook Ter
Potomac, MD 20854-2326
Telephone: (240) 432-0038
E-mail: archivalresearchservice@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Military Records for World War I and thereafter: all the service branches and civilian records that apply; Veterans service records; Asbestos
About: 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.

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.

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.

Poppy Di Candeloro; Meghan Dohogne
D2 Research
607 W 86th St
Kansas City, MO 64114
Telephone: 715-559-1055
E-mail: d2researchkc@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Art history, history of architecture, environmental history, military history, history of religion, history of music.

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.

American International Solutions, LLC
Donald Budrejko
PO Box 8732
Reston, VA 20195
Telephone: (860) 961-7298
E-mail: info@americaninternationalsolutions.com
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.
About: American, International(European, Mediterranean, Asia Pacific, Middle East) and Military History; Aviation and Aerospace. Military Research - all Branches and Conflicts. Comopiled service, pension, and unit records from the Civil War. Technology, management and land uses. Environmenal cleanup litigation (included but not limited to - identifying "potentially responsible parties-PRP’s" and 3rd party liabilities). Science, Technology & Manufacturing issues, historical operations and processes. CDR USNR, retired Naval Aviator, International Business Executive and experienced researcher. B.A. (History) Syracuse University; M.B.A. (Operations Management) Western New England University. Co-author of three professional publications with NASA Astronaut Dr. Paul D. Scully-Power, DSc on Modeling & Simulation, and Operations Analysis.

Diane Rapaport
Diane Rapaport, JD, Professional Genealogist
PO Box 204
Lexington, MA 02420
Telephone: (781) 698-7884
E-mail: diane@dianerapaport.com
Research Specialty: Court records; genealogy and family history records; heir search

Mark Ballard
5655 Hawk Lake Drive
Fulton, MO 65251
Telephone: (513) 256-5178
Research Specialty: Military records

Brian N. Siddall
PO Box 3897
Ithaca, NY 14852
Telephone: (315) 567-4542
E-mail: researcher@airborneinnormandy.com
Research Specialty: World War II records, paratroopers, graves registration, Normandy, Surgeon General’s Office 1944-1945

Jeannette Remak;Joseph Ventolo
Phoenix Aviation Research
41-41 41st Street 1-M
Sunnyside, NY 11104-3243
Telephone: (718) 937-7436
Fax: (718) 784-4682
E-mail: valkyr1097@aol.com
Research Specialty: Military, historical, government; record groups media, series, subjects

Norm Richards
2 River Ridge Ct
St. Charles, MO 63303
E-mail: normrichards9@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Morning reports, Payroll rosters, VA index cards, personnel files, stolen valor and phonies research

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

Gregory T. Smith, Chief Investigator
History Piquette LLC
2399 White Oak Trl
Oregon, WI 53575
Telephone: (608) 843-6633
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.

Macy Franken
41300 London Dr
Parker, CO 80138
E-mail: macy.franken@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Military records, American West, Property history, Patents

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

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.

Courtney Moriarty
212 Lorene Dr
Ofallon, MO 63366
E-mail: camoriart@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Military records, morning reports

Donald Mounts (Owner/Director)
Global Military Research, LLC
200 Kelso Way Suite 111
Knoxville, TN 37923-3112
Telephone: (352) 457-5018
Fax: (844) 900-1945
E-mail: dmounts@globalmilitaryresearch.com
Research Specialty: Military records research, DD-214, OMPF, medical records, morning reports, muster rolls, deck logs, unit rosters, 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.

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.

Dr. Peter Connors
Beacon Hill Research Institute, Inc.
PO Box 6992
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064
Telephone: (816) 590-6821
E-mail: pwc088@comcast.net
Research Specialty: Any/all political or military issues; Access to: 1. Harry S. Truman Library; 2. US Army Combined Arms Research Library, Fort Leavenworth.

Michael G. Bracey
2708 Middle Neck Rd
Odenton, MD 21113
Telephone: (301) 219-1918
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 and Monthly Journals, After Action Reports for WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam and Persian Gulf War, and Military Personnel Records in St. Louis, MO.
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 Vetersn (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 Vetersna 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.

Ann Boyd Briggs
9830 Tesson Ferry Rd
St Louis, MO 63123
E-mail: boydbriggs@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Military records

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.

Thomas Culbert
73 Fendall Ave
Alexandria, VA 22304
Telephone: (703) 629-2118
E-mail: tcairc@mac.com
Research Specialty: Military history; Department of State; FAA and CAB, OSS, CIA, other US government agencies

Warren Hower
American Historical Research
1927 Hillside Dr
Falls Church, VA 22043
Telephone: (703) 517-3977
E-mail: warren.hower@howerresearch.com
Research Specialty: Includes: 1) Environmental cleanup litigation (included but not limited to - identifying "potentially responsible parties-PRP’s", and 3rd party liabilities, historical operations and processes; 2) Academic Historical Research, specializing in US diplomatic relations 1800-1900’s, WWII military history; 3) Corporate Histories specializing in contract research, product development histories, change in ownership, etc.; 4) Cartographic Research.
About: Former military/government contractor and experienced researcher. In addition, I have access to wide pool of researchers and historians who specialize in a variety of topics. If you need specific topic researched and you don’t see it listed, please ask.

M. L. ’Mel’ Gentry
The Hannah Family Foundation
PO Box 27
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Telephone: (870) 577-5825
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.

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.

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

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.

Elizabeth Terry
Elizabeth Terry Historical Research
220A Seven Trails Drive
St. Louis, MO 63011
Telephone: (314) 283-1779
E-mail: eterryhistory@gmail.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.

Jeff Lynch
Jeff Lynch, Colonel, USA, Retired, PMP, MBA
PO Box 55128
Seattle, WA 98155
Telephone: (206) 363-3208
Fax: (206) 563-0881
E-mail: jlynch@nwlink.com
Research Specialty: Western US FUDS (formerly used defense sites), WWII contruction, asbestors, WWII prisoners of war in Western US.

Robert E. McDivitt
Militaria Research Services
205 San Juan Ct
Williamstown, NJ 08094-3021
Telephone: (856) 875-6114
E-mail: rmcdivittjr@yahoo.com
Research Specialty: Record Group 242 and related records; German military personnel and formations; members of the SS, SA, and the various NSDAP organizations; recipients of the Goldenen Ehrenzeichen and Blutorden; military personnel and formations of the U.S. and U.K.

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.

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.

Darren Neely
316 Pytchley Run
Annapolis, MD 21403
Telephone: (443) 254-1634
E-mail: darrenrneely@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Textual, photographs and motion picture records primarily for WW2.
About: Have completed a thorough collection and presentation of seven WW2 veterans including unit reports, photos and movie footage. Expert at photo collection.

Dieter Stenger
Stenger Historica
9506 Dabney Ct.
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Telephone: (540) 604-3907
E-mail: stengerhistorica@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Captured German records (Berlin Document Collection), WWII and Holocaust-related records, Post-War Occupation records (OMGUS), OSS and Special Investigative Records. Specialize in SS, SD, and Gestapo records (RFSS), including officer and enlisted personnel records, RuSHA, SA, NSDAP records, but also Wehrmacht and SS combat formation/unit records.
About: 20+ years experience researching at NARA. German fluency. Translation services available. Veteran owned (USMC).

Elisabeth M. Hartjens
Imagefinders, Inc.
6101 Utah Ave NW
Washington, DC 20015-2461
Telephone: (202) 244-4456
Fax: (202) 244-3237
E-mail: hartjens@erols.com
Research Specialty: Motion picture, sound, and video; still images; textual records, including Congressional, Coast Guard and lighthouse, diplomatic, military, Navy, immigration and naturalization, and Nixon related records

Mark K. Ragan
American Military Research
319 Arbutus Dr
Edgewater, MD 21037
Telephone: (410) 271-2693; (410) 798-1904
E-mail: markkragan@yahoo.com
Research Specialty: I specialize in Revolution through late twentieth century military history and will work with the customer closely.
About: I Currently serve as Hunley Project Historian (First Submarine to sink an enemy ship, raised in 2000). I have authored several books and magazine articles and have appeared in over a dozen historical documentaries. I have conducted research for the adventure novelist Clive Cussler, The Naval Historical Center, Department of Defense, etc.

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.

Ray Johnson
Raymond W. Johnson
4237 Sunnyside Ave
Brookfield, IL 60513
Telephone: (708) 387-1884
Research Specialty: Census records; Naturalization records; Military records

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).

Bonnie G. Rowan
Bonnie G. Rowan Film Research
1849 California Street NW
Washington, DC 20009-1808
Telephone: (202) 265-1081; (202) 580-9933
E-mail: browan@his.com
Research Specialty: Motion pictures, video, recorded sound, still pictures, textual records; 20th century world history, World War II, black history, POWs, sports, humor, air and space, children, arts, presidents, technology, and family history.
About: Full-time, on-site research. Thirty years research experience. Credits on over 500 documentaries, exhibits, publications.

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.

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.

Frankie Davis
Native Ancestors
PO Box 50561
Provo, UT 84605
Telephone: (801) 836-1996
E-mail: americanancestors@gmail.com
Research Specialty: A-HO. Native American; Cherokee; Choctaw, Sioux, Chickasaw, all Federally Recognized Tribes. Research by a real Native American at americanancestors.info

Gina McNeely
Gina McNeely Picture Research
43657 Winthrop Court
Ashland, VA 20147
Telephone: (703) 723-6770; (703) 307-3122
E-mail: gina.mcneely@verizon.net
Research Specialty: Military history, aviation, still photographs, motion pictures, arms and armament. All subject, all record groups.
About: 25+ years experience research still pictures and motion pictures. Former picture researcher for major military history magazine group. Books, films, museum exhibits and multimedia projects.

Michael F. Davino
PO Box 371
Olivia, NC 28368-0371
Telephone: (919) 498-1910
E-mail: MikeDavino@charter.net
Research Specialty: Korean War and post-Korean War Armistice military operations, morning reports, and unit rosters.

Elisa E. McConnell
Direct Archives Solutions, LLC
5333 Connecticut Ave., NW Unit 221
Washington, DC 20015
Telephone: (202) 507-1309
E-mail: directarchivessolutions@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Specialize in aerial images scans from NARA Cartographic collection; Cartographic research, aerial negatives and GX prints; Rail Road Valuation Maps; Military Records; Textual Records; Stills Pictures: RG-185-Panama Canal Zone.
About: On-site; 17+ years experience, fluent in Spanish.

Ann Trevor
4986 Sentinel Dr
Bethesda, MD 02816
Telephone: (202) 330-8827
E-mail: winwin@post.harvard.edu
Research Specialty: All Military Records, including Combat Reports/Intelligence Reports: All Conflicts, All Branches, All Records including Army Occupational Reports, Deck Logs; Department of State: Foreign Relations of all Countries, Diplomacy, Foreign Service, Boundary Claims; WWII: OSS, The Pacific War, Holocaust-Era Assets, Looted Nazi Gold and Art, Nuremberg, the Homefront, Industrial Mobilization, Occupation of Japan; Maritime: Deck Logs, Accidents and Casualties (Wreck Reports), Manifests 1807-1860, Vessel Documents; FBI, OSS, ONI, CIA, NSA, DEA, DIA, Homeland Security, 9/11 Commission, Special Prosecutors and Independent Counsels, Supreme Court Audio from 2011, Watergate, Geospatial Intelligence Agency, Air Force Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Army G-2, Marine and Coast Guard Intelligence
About: I compile archives for foreign governments, universities, corporations, and individuals, with emphasis on textual documents. This includes delivery of primary sources for all Military Combat Reports/Intelligence Reports/Department of State records, including digital recordings of audio, film, video, photographs, aerial maps, and cartographic records. Examples of value delivered to my clients include bilateral investment treaties, all legal issues, national and international disputes, warfare, foreign affairs of all countries, diplomacy, intelligence (including OSS), maritime claims, shipwrecks, international boundary disputes.

Jan A Campbell
A1 Positive Thought
PO Box 13877
Tallahassee, FL 32317-3877
E-mail: jacnrg@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Military Records and Awards (Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Indian Wars/Treaties, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam), Pensions, VA benefits, NARA Records and Bounty Land, Native American Lineage Research including Dawes rolls. Genealogy and Family History Records including Census, Birth/Marriage/Death, Vital Records, Wills and Voter records. Passports, Immigration, Emigration and Naturalization records. Ancestry.com Family Trees, Pedigree Charts, and Photographs. Preparation of lineage society applications for DAR, SAR, and Tribal citizenship by descent. Searches of International, National and State Digital Archives, and University Libraries. On-site searches of Florida, Georgia and Alabama Archives and electronic records.
About: Reasonable rates

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

Nick Schultz
All American Research
PO Box 228
St. Louis, MO 63026
Telephone: (314) 803-3113
Fax: (636) 600-9038
E-mail: allamericanresearch@gmail.com
Research Specialty: DD-214’s, Points Statements, Personnel Files, Photo restoration, Military Records, Civilian records, Morning Reports, Unit Rosters, Service Records (All Branches)

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.

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.

Heather Steele
The World War II History Project
1131 Tolland Turnpike, 0174
Manchester, CT 06042
Telephone: 760-452-7240
Fax: 760-557-2070
E-mail: heather@ww2historyproject.org
Research Specialty: Army, Air Corps, Navy; POW records; captured German records; French Resistance and escape line files; war crimes; photos; videos; unit journals; after action reports; mission records
About: Fluent in German, nearly 10 years of experience in College Park

Daniel Lee Smith
1740 Quaker St
Eureka, CA 95501
E-mail: daniel.smith8@SNHU.edu
Research Specialty: Pre-Civil War, Civil War, Revolutionary America, WWI and WWII

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.

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.

Kevin Morrow
Ab Initio Archives Research, LLC
1403 Pathfinder Lane
McLean, VA 22101
Telephone: (703) 439-8789
E-mail: Kevin@abinitioresearch.net
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 Vietname); diplomacy and intelligence (OSS, State Department, Army and Navy Intelligence); Native American claims; captured German records; veterans’ concernds (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

Paul D. Watson
Watson Research Services
PO Box 004
Glen Dale, MD 20769
Telephone: (301) 966-7780
E-mail: watsonresearchservices@gmail.com
Research Specialty: Photographs, film, textual, and special media; military, civilian, and diplomatic agency records; labor, business, and regulatory history. Particular experience with records of the U.S. Information Agency, Adjutant General’s Office, Panama Canal, Civilian Conservation Corps, and Universal Newsreel; African-American history.
About: Expertise in conducting research at government and private archives in the Washington, DC area; former NARA employee; former Naval History Heritage Command (NHHC) staff; MLS-Archives Specialization; Certificate in Federal Records Management.

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.

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.

Jeff Shannahan
Ancestry For Me
1735 N 1450 E
Provo, UT 84604
Telephone: (202) 568-4557
E-mail: ancestryformenow@gmail.com
About: Anything you want, I can find it. But I am in high demand. Any difficult problem I can overcome.

Donna Bergstrom
9615 Sutherland Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Telephone: (202) 236-2692
E-mail: dbergstrom1@mac.com
Research Specialty: Military Records, CIA Records, Native American Records, Record Group 75, Treaties

Vicki Killian
Vicki Killian, Nicklason Research Associates
5 Cleveland Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912-4123
Telephone: (301) 588-0456
E-mail: vkillian@nicklason.com
Research Specialty: Native American history, Natural Resources use (Land, Water, Agriculture, Mining, Forestry), Military (Army, Navy, USAF, Marine Corps, National Guard, Coast Guard), Environmental clean-up (Superfund, FUDS, MNRP, PRP), Japanese Internment, New Deal (CCC, CWA, FERA, NYA, PWA, WPA), Courts (Supreme Court, Court of Claims), Congressional, Labor, Business, Lighthouse, Transportation, and State Department records. Textual, Maps, Photographs, Aerial Photos, Newspapers.
About: 35 years research experience. Also does research at the Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, US Holocause Memorial Museum, and other repositories.

Robb Hill
8805 Bradford Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Telephone: (773) 209-2628
E-mail: robb@robbhill.com
Research Specialty: Photo collecions Civil War through Civil Rights. All film and video. Civil War pension and enlistment records. Military tactics documents 1800-1900. Real Estate records 1900-1950.

Ann Gillespie
PreserveLegacies, LLC
1208 Kenmore Ave Apt 4
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Telephone: 540-735-7801
E-mail: anng@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.

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.

Susan Hormuth
3356 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20020-2407
Telephone: (202) 584-3994
E-mail: susanhormuth@verizon.net
Research Specialty: Motion Picture, Video, and Sound Recordings, and Still Picture Research. Particular experience in Popular Culture, African-American history, Civil Rights, Women’s history.
About: Full-time, on-site research. Thirty years visual research experience in the Washington, DC area.

Megan Baker
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

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.

John J. Dawber, JrJohn Joseph Dawber
John Joseph Dawber
737 Cedar St
Walpole, MA 02081-1524
Telephone: (508) 668-0524
E-mail: johnjosephdawber@comcast.net
Research Specialty: Intelligence-Military. Military History-Government Documents (NISPOM) & Small Arms. Videos of Historic Nature & Record Copies Supplied

Kostastina Fotiou
Shared Alternatives
603 Creekwood Dr
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Telephone: (646) 512-6873; (646) 257-2177; 1-888-720-0992 ex 7
E-mail: usadvocates@live.com
Research Specialty: All inservice wars 1935 - Present, Military Research for Servicemen


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