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AAA Document Research and Retrieval Service
(A subsidiary of Data Reign Paralegal Services)
P.O. Box 1347
Euless, Texas 76039-1347
Telephone:  (866) 633-8723
Fax:  (972) 546-0552
E-mail:  info@datareign.com
Contact Person:  Jim Barber

Ab Initio Archives Research
6908 Fairfax Drive #302
Arlington, VA 22213
Telephone:  (540) 207-7222
E-mail:  morrow.kevin@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Kevin Morrow
Research Specialty:  Independent historian/researcher. Former National Archives employee. Areas of Expertise: TEXTUAL: Evironmental cleanup litigation with former federal contractors involving hazardous chemicals, asbestos, etc.; identifying potentially responsible parties, third party liabilities, land use history, etc. Academic research, concentrating on all branches of the military (particularly World War II, Korea, Vietnam), diplomatic and intelligence fields (OSS; State Dept.; Army and Navy Intelligence). Veterans benefits(medals, Agent Orange Exposure, action reports, deck logs, muster rolls), Navy (Bureaus of Ships, Ordnance, Aviation). PHOTOS: military (especially 20th century), civilian. CARTOGRAPHIC: military and civilian. Know German and French.

American International Solutions, LLC
PO Box 8732
Reston, VA 20195
Telephone: (860) 961-7298 (cell)
E-mail:  info@americaninternationalsolutions.com
Contact Person:  Donald Budrejko
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.

Archival and Public Domain Research
(of Meadow Tree Films)
4725 Sedgwick St. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Telephone:  (cell phone): (978) 835-0440
E-mail:  meadowtrees@yahoo.com
Contact Person:  Mary Jane Williams
Research Specialty:  Videos, films, audio, photo and text research, all subjects, including history, art, politics, captured German records, Census, Cold War, Nixon, Court records, Diplomatic records, Genealogy, Immigration and Naturalization, Intelligence, Labor, Fed. Regulatory Agencies, Military, including Navy, Native American, Energy, the Environment. (Know French, German, some Italian).

Archival Research
3200 16th Street, NW #806
Washington, D.C. 20010-3348
Telephone:  (202) 361-5000
Fax:  (202) 319-9150
E-mail:  jeremybigwood@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Jeremy Bigwood
Research Specialty:  All records regardless of media from 1700s to present including United States and Russian intelligence, diplomatic, military, and civilian records as well as captured German military and police records (1890s-1945). 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. All media: Captured German Records, Cold War, Diplomatic Records, Intelligence, Labor, Military, Science.

Archival Research Service
12624 Orchard Brook Terrace
Potomac, MD 20854-2326
Telephone:  (240) 432-0038
E-mail:  archivalresearchservice@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Jack R. Lopez
Research Specialty:  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.

Archives Research
2222 22nd Ave
San Francisco, CA 94116-1708
Telephone:  (415) 731-1612
E-mail:  archivesresearch@sbcglobal.net
Contact Person:  Kathleen M. O'Connor
Research Specialty: Asbestos - RG181,313, 26, 178; Navy - RG181, 313; DERPS/FUDS - RG121, 270, 291, 77, 181, 313; Native American Carnev. only RG75; Shipyards: Mare Island, San Francisco, Pearl Harbor - RG181

American International Solutions, LLC
PO Box 8732
Reston, VA 20195
Telephone: (860) 961-7298 (cell)
E-mail:  info@americaninternationalsolutions.com
Contact Person:  Donald Budrejko
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.

American Roots Company
451 Hungerford Drive, Suite 119-234
Rockville, MD 20850
Telephone:  (240) 383-7834
E-mail:  theoscarmarionproject@yahoo.com
Contact Person:  Tina C. Jones
Research Specialty:  Geographic Area - Nationwide Searches, Early/Colonial Research, Tracing Back to 1st Immigrant Ancestor, African American/Slavery Research, Military Research, Verifying/Documenting Lineages for SAR and DAR.

Dr. John Arnold
1316 Queen Street, Ste. 2000
Alexandria, VA 22314-2406
Telephone:  (703) 684-4636
Fax:  (703) 684-7335
E-mail:  seek@nicom.com
Contact Person:  NICOM, Inc.
Research Specialty:  Experienced specialists in all areas of military and civil records; archival research.

Aviation Asbestos Researchers
12867 Bahama Ct
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
Telephone:  (760) 792-7807
E-mail:  researchasbestos@yahoo.com
Contact Person:  Lori Zakaria or Kimberly Lopez
Research Specialty:  Aviation asbestos research in military & civilian recors. Asbestos litigation support: Provide lawfirms with essential records, We do shipyards as well.

Amylynne Baker-Santagate
20 Starwood Dr
Hampstead, NH 03841
Telephone:  (603) 247-1049
E-mail:  info@nhgenealogist.com
Contact Person:  Amylynne
Research Specialty:  Any + All available at these facilities listed below

Paul Barker
13817 Bauer Drive
Rockville, MD 20853-2702
Telephone:  (301) 871-2156
Fax:  (301) 871-2156
E-mail:  pd.barker@verizon.net
Contact Person:  Paul Barker

Bracey Archival Research
2708 Middle Neck Road
Odenton, MD 21113
Telephone:  (301) 219-1918
E-mail:  micher9@comcast.net
Contact Person:  Michael G. Bracey
Research Specialty: Military and Civilian records,
 personnel records at St. Louis, Vietnam; Navy deck logs and muster rolls,
 WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam; For Asbestos litigation research:  http://asbestosarchivalresearch.blogspot.com.

Cliff Callahan
2059 S. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22204
Telephone:  (703) 772-6030
E-mail:  callahan331@aol.com
Contact Person:  Cliff Callahan
Research Specialty: State Dept./Diplomatic; Asbestos & Environmental Exposure; Navy and Coast Guard; JFK; Nixon; WWII & Vietnam, including Action Reports, Journals, Unit Histories. Over 14 years experience.

CTI, Capitol Toxics Investigations
5021 Strathmore Ave
Kensington, MD 20895-1210
Telephone:  (301) 752-8069
E-mail:  capitoltox@gmail
Contact Person:  Jennifer Sass
Research Specialty:  toxic chemicals, regulatory policy, asbestos, navy records, regulatory history, litigation support, EPA records, OSHA records

Concord Research + Consulting Group, LLC
200 International Drive, Suite 157
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Telephone:  (603) 433-9000
E-mail:  rhoran@concordresearch.org
Contact Person:  Richard Horan
Research Specialty:  Asbestos, Navy & Maritime Records

Martha Davidson
2520 41st Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
Telephone:  (202) 298-6937
Fax:  (202) 298-6937
E-mail:  mdwdc@sprintmail.com
Contact Person:  Martha Davidson
Research Specialty:  Still pictures and textual records, all subjects.

Deck Logs
Box 320488
Alexandria, VA 22320
Telephone:  (202) 421-5151
Fax:  (703) 768-6609 E-mail:  info@usndecklogs.com
Contact Person: Mike Constandy, Senior Researcher
Research Specialty:  A professional military and historical research firm with nearly twenty years of worldwide experience sourcing unique data for the legal, historical, governmental, and veteran communities. We specialize in naval and maritime research, deck logs, action reports, muster rolls, asbestos litigation support, NPRC 201 and 214 file research, and PTSD claims. We also provide full service photo, cartographic, and engineering imagery.

Diplomatic and Intelligence Research
4469 Sedgwick St. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Telephone:  (202) 812-8466
E-mail: sim.smiley@gmail.com
Contact Person: Ms. Sim Smiley
Research Specialty:I specialize in diplomatic, intelligence and military history of the WII, the Cold War and beyond. Particular focus on: OSS, CIA, CIA Crest, State Dept, Captured German Records, Italy, France, Army Navy Intelligence, Biological Warfare, Nixon and the FBI. Fluent in French, Italian and Swedish and can also research in German and Spanish. Former NARA volunteer in Modern Military Branch where I compiled finding aids for OSS records.

Gina McNeely Picture Research
21470 Basil Court
Broadlands, VA 20148-3611
Telephone:  (703) 723-6770
E-mail:  gina.mcneely@comcast.net
Contact Person:  Gina McNeely
Research Specialty:  Military history, aviation, still photographs, motion pictures, arms and armament.

HGL
11107 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 400
Reston, VA 20190-5309
Telephone:  (703) 736-4523
Fax:  (703) 471-4180
E-mail:  cbredehoeft@hgl.com
Contact Person:  Chris Bredehoeft

Helen Weiss Productions
Post Office Box 21264
Washington, DC 20009-0764
Telephone:  (202) 255-0380
E-mail:  hwprod2004@aol.com
Contact Person:  Helen Weiss

Historical Research Associates, Inc.
419 7th St. NW, Suite 403
Washington, D.C. 20004
Telephone:  (202) 557-0222
Fax:  (406) 721-1964
E-mail:  kzahniser@hrassoc.com
Contact Person:  Keith Zahniser
Research Specialty:  All research.

History Associates Incorporated
300 North Stonestreet Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850-1655
Telephone:  (301) 279-9697
Fax:  (301) 279-9224
E-mail:  hai@historyassociates.com
Contact Person:    Mike Reis

Matthew C. Hogan
P.O. Box 643
Burtonsville, MD 20866
Telephone:  (301) 922-9065
Fax:  (301) 890-0688
E-mail:  hoganresearch@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Matthew Hogan
Research Specialty:  African American History, Asbestos, Court Records; Coast Guard/Lighthouse; Immigration; Military Records; Science/Technology; Diplomatic Records; Captured German Records; Census; Cold War records; Congressional Records; Genealogy and Family History Records; Intelligence records; Native American Relations Records; Navy Records; President Nixon records; Still Photos; Audio-Visual.

info2go
5305 Grand Mesa Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76137-3523
Telephone:  (817) 656-3099
Fax:  (817) 656-3099
E-mail:  deb@debsinfo2go.us
Contact Person:  Deborah A. Liptak

The Leonard Group, Inc.
9364 Spring Water Path
Jessup, MD 20794
Telephone:   (301) 776-9260
Fax:   (301) 776-8962
E-mail:   info@theleonardgroupinc.com
Contact Person:   Kevin Leonard
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.

JRG Asbestos Research
8201 16th St. #419
Silver Spring, MD 20910
E-mail:  jgallagher@jrgasbestosresearch.com
Contact Person:  Joel Gallagher
Research Specialty:  Asbestos - former employee of major law firm specializing in asbestos litigation able to provide your firm with essential records required to litigate cases most effectively & efficiently.

LYNCH, Jeffrey G. (Jeff) COL US Army Retd AMEDD MBA, PMP
PO Box 55128
Seattle, WA 98155
Telephone:  206.363.3208
E-mail:  jlynch@nwlink.com
Contact Person:  Jeff
Research Specialty:  US Military construction within the United States 1940-1950; asbestos clad buildings; demolitions and removals; UXO removals; FUDS hazardous material clean up; litigation expert witness; US DOJ experience

Rosanna Martinez
P.O.Box 347751
Coral Gables, FL
Telephone:  (305) 389-9134
E-mail:  rosannamartinez@yahoo.com
Contact Person:  Rosanna Martinez
Research Specialty:  General Research. All subjects. Research in Spanish, Russian and English.

McCaffery & Associates, Inc.
107 S West Street Suite 709
Alexandria, VA 22314-2824
Telephone:  (703) 548-6144
Fax:  (703) 548-6146
E-mail:  info@mccafferyassoc.com
Contact Person:  Thomas F. McCaffery

Owen McGillivray
416 Boston Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912-4148
Telephone:  (503) 709-0536
E-mail:  owen_mcgillivray@yahoo.com
Contact Person:  Owen McGillivray
Research Specialty:  Textual records (civilian), particularly in the Agricultural Adjustment Administration

MMJ Research
3200 Garfield Street NW
Washington, DC 20008-3513
Telephone:  (202) 333-4555
Fax:  (202) 333-1059
E-mail:  mmj@erols.com
Contact Person:  Margaret Johnson
Research Specialty:  Still picture research including photographs, cartographic records, microfilm, manuscripts, civilian and military textual records, and Presidential records. 20+ years experience.

Shannon Bridget Murphy
2660 Petersborough Street
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
Contact Person:   Shannon Bridget Murphy

Paper Trails Historical Research, LLC
Office: 206 N. Washington St., #B-16
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone:  (703) 837-8663
E-mail:  papertrails.research@verizon.net
Contact Person:  Orah Hurst
Research Specialty: Asbestos on ships: US Navy, Merchant Marine, Coast Guard, Naval Air. Providing service to veterans and their attorneys since 1994.

ResearchPlus
Post Office Box 638
Severna Park, MD 21146-0638
Telephone:  (410) 729-4050
E-mail:  researchplus@yahoo.com
Contact Person:  Cathy Sippel or Jack Schworm

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

Strange Research
PO Box 7165
McLean, VA 22106-7165
Telephone:   (202) 320-2672
E-mail:   strangeresearch@mac.com
Contact Person:   Susan Strange
Research Specialty:   Motion pictures - full time on site research; still photographs and textual records - all subjects.

Sunshine Historical Research
613 Blick Drive
Colesville, MD 20904-2904
Telephone:  (301) 625-8937
E-mail:  gscmmurphy@verizon.net
Contact Person:  Greg Murphy

Taylor & Hammel LLC - A Litigation and Environmental Research Firm
1240 N. Pitt Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone:  (703) 822-4658
Fax:  (703) 842-8656
E-mail:  johntaylor@taylorhammel.com
Contact Person:  John Taylor - Senior Researcher
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

TJ & Associates, L.L.C.
3931 Avion Park Ct, C116B, Suite 222
Chantilly, VA 20151
Telephone:  (571) 323-6348
Fax:  (888) 742-4381
E-mail:  toguz@tjandassociates.net
Contact Person:  Terri Oguz
Research Specialty:  Asbestos, Congressional Records, Court Records, Business, Military Records, Native American, Navy Records, Science, Technology, Natural Resources and the Environment, Genealogy & Family History


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