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a3Genealogy
30 W Pershing #414640
Kansas City, MO 64141
Telephone:  (816) 729-5995
Fax:  (816) 817-2146
E-mail:  a3genealogy@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Kathleen Brandt
Research Specialty:  Military Records, Naturalization/Immigration, Native American Research, African American Records, Captured German Records, Census Records, Genealogy and Family History, Media: Audio/Sound Recordings, Film and Video Recordings, Photographs/Pictures and Textual Records.

Aarquives Unlimited, LLC
300 South Jenison Avenue
Lansing, MI 48915-1130
Telephone:  (517) 743-4733
E-mail:  info@aarquives.com
Contact Person:  G. Russell Overton
Research Specialty:  Native American relations; diplomatic records; Congressional records; Labor & business; environmental & natural resources; federal courts

Advanced Research Solutions!
821 1/2 West Market Street
Orrville, OH 44667-1830
Telephone:  (330) 347-9582
E-mail:  jchakey@hotmail.com
Contact Person: : Jason Chakey
Research Specialty:  World War II; Ufology; Military history; religion; statistics

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

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

Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CD(SM); CG,
(Certified Genealogist is a service mark of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board-certified associates after periodic competency evaluations. the board name is registered USPTO)
2666 East 73rd Street, Apt. 11-W
Chicago, IL 60649-2732
Telephone:  (773) 221-4545
Fax:  (773) 768-8034
E-mail:  jl-bloom@mindspring.com
Contact Person:  Jeanne Larzalere Bloom
Research Specialty:  Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG(SM)is a full-time professional researcher specializing in Chicago and Cook County research, problem solving, and compiling multi-generational family histories. As a case manager for the Repatriation and Family Affairs Division of the Army Casualty and Memorial Affairs Operation she works on identifying family members eligible to provide Family Reference Samples (mtDNA) to aid in the possible identification of unaccounted for soldiers from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War and on the determination of Primary Next of Kin of the soldier. Her other clients include heir-search firms, authors, professional genealogists, and family researchers in the United States and internationally.

Karen e. Brown-Gerdine, The Five Points Historic Association
P.O. Box 1413
Denver, Colorado 80201-1413
Telephone:  (303) 695-8202 or(303) 695-0822
E-mail:  historic5points@aol.com
Contact Person:  Ms. Karen Brown-Gerdine
Research Specialty: Western Exploration - Cultural Groups, Civil Rights Era

The Center for African American Genealogical Research, Inc. (CAAGRI)
225 Industrial Court, Suite 100
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Telephone:  (540) 785-9925
E-mail:  research@caagri.org
Contact Person:  Cynthia Campbell
Research Specialty:  African American, Native American, Census, Military, Court Records, Genealogy and Family History, Civil War, Slavery.

Chicago Research
21 W. Goethe, 4D
Chicago, IL 60610-8291
Telephone:  (312) 335-0586
E-mail:  kreynen@rcn.com
Contact Person:  Christina A. Reynen, MLS/MA
Research Specialty:  Independent archivist/researcher, specializing in Chicago and Cook County history. Areas of expertise; biography, court records, labor and business history, immigration/emigration, house and building history. Former contributor and fact checker for the Encyclopedia of Chicago.

Christine Gardner
PO Box 272296
Boca Raton, FL 33427-2296
Telephone:  (561) 392-0797
E-mail:  humifish@hotmail.com
Contact Person:  Christine Gardner
Research Specialty:  Military records - Vietnam War only, draft registration, military service records, textual records/material & still pictures.

DCW & Associates
7400 Center Avenue, Suite 209
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Telephone:  (800) 899-0442
Fax:  (714) 892-3543
E-mail:  courtresearch@dcwpi.com
Contact Person:  Dave Williams
Research Specialty:  Document Retrieval and Review: Civil and Criminal Court records; bankruptcy records; archived records; county, state & federal records. National research company comprised of former federal investigators.

Data Retrieval Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 1600
Jasper, GA 30143
Telephone:  (800) 250-1665
Fax:  (877)389-5822
E-mail:  donnieeast@drsofga.com
Contact Person:  Donnie East
Research Specialty:  Bankruptcy, Civil, Criminal from all Courts Nationwide .

Robert Duckham
9401 Owings Heights Circle 102
Owings Mills, MD 21117-6108
Telephone:  (410) 356-6076
E-mail:  duckham@comcast.net
Contact Person:  Robert Duckham
Research Specialty:  General

Carol Emmett
1501 East Park Avenue
Gilbert, AZ 85234-1004
E-mail:  emmettcml@cox.net
Contact Person:  Carol Emmett
Research Specialty:  Military and genealogy

Expeditions in History
4162 Charles Street
La Mesa, CA 91941
Telephone:  (619) 916-8134
E-mail:  mmilligan05@expeditionsinhistory
Contact Person:  Michael Milligan
Research Specialty:  Oral History: Conduct recorded interviews of families, communities and corporations for the purpose of creating a permanent record and contribute to an understanding of the past

Christine Gardner
PO Box 272296
Boca Raton, FL 33427-2296
Telephone:  (561) 392-0797
E-mail:  humifish@hotmail.com
Contact Person:  Christine Gardner
Research Specialty:  Military records - Vietnam War only, draft registration, military service records, textual records/material & still pictures.

Rebecca Gerber
2922 Fairway Court
Glenview, IL 60025-4046
E-mail:  rgerber30@att.net
Contact Person:  Rebecca Gerber
Research Specialty: Jewish Genealogy

Daniel F. Giallombardo
6302 Londonberry Drive
Cary, IL 60013-1251
E-mail:  ParrotheadDan@lightfirst.com
Contact Person:  Daniel F. Giallombardo
Research Specialty:  American Civil War, World War I

Global Researchers
5801-F Nottoway Ct.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609
Telephone:  (919) 500-6097
E-mail:  steven@globalresearchers.org
Contact Person:  Steve Hopkins
Research Specialty:  Intelligence, Military, Science, Inventions, Environmental Records, unexplained recorded occurrences.

Jaime C. Gomez
19031 SE Outrigger Lane
Jupiter, FL 33458-1087
E-mail:  gome8457@bellsouth.net
Contact Person:  Jaime Gomez, M.D.
Research Specialty:  Biographies; Hispanic physicians

J. Marie Green
6330 Newtown Circle Apt B1
Tampa, FL 33615-3621
Telephone:  (813) 854-3243
E-mail:  jmarie0604@verizon.net
Contact Person:  J. Marie Green
Research Specialty:  Independent Scholar, Historian, African American History, Slavery, Reconstruction, WWI and WWII African American Soldiers, Courts-Martial UCMJ Records, Former Military Paralegal, Cemetery Preservation, Historical Surverys, African American Genealogy.

The Hannah Family Foundation
Box 27
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Telephone:  (866) 523-2993 or (480) 778-0459
Fax:  given upon request
E-mail:  thehannahfamilyfoundation@safe-mail.net
E-mail:  hannahfamilyfoundation@gmail.com
Contact Person:  M. L. 'Mel' Gentry
Research Specialty:  Little Shell Nation, Family genealogy, Turnbo papers Silas Turnbo, Historical data, maps, Native Indigenous American Indians, Military Records.

Jim Heddell
4048 Barker Rd
West Valley City, UT 84119
Telephone:  (801) 215-9409
E-mail:  research@genealogists.com
Contact Person:  Jim Heddell
Research Specialty:  We have over 200 professional genealogists located around the world and specialize in providing documents from over 600 archives and libraries around the world.

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

History Piquette LLC
2399 White Oak Trail
Oregon, Wisconsin 53575
Telephone:  (608) 843-6633
E-mail:  chief@historypiquette.com
Contact Person:  Gregory T. Smith, Chief Investigator
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.

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

Inlumino Assets Research, LLC
P.O. Box 702
McLean, VA 22101
Telephone:  (703) 786-0741
E-mail:  imartin@inluminoresearch.com
Contact Person:  Inga Martin
Research Specialty:  Newspapers, History

J.G. Weiss Research & Retrieval, Inc.
5433 S. Dorchester Av. #1-N
Chicago, IL 60615
Telephone:  (773) 241-6923 or (773) 655-4142
Fax:  (773) 241-5012
E-mail:  jgweiss@sbcglobal.net
Contact Person:  Greg Weiss
Research Specialty:  Document Retrieval: Civil and Criminal Court Records; Bankruptcy Records; County, State and Federal Records; All archived records.

Raymond W. Johnson
4237 Sunnyside Ave
Brookfield, IL 60513
Telephone:  (708) 387-1884
E-mail:  rayjohnson@historycop.com
Contact Person:  Ray Johnson
Research Specialty:  Census/Naturalization/Military

Adam Kennedy
P.O.Box 1301
Crown Point, IN 46308-1301
Contact Person:  Adam Kennedy
Research Specialty:  Film and still images (photographs). Research for documentations, screenwriters, producers, and other filmakers. Declassified documents. Areas of interest/specialty: Architecture, Chicago, city planning, Military, Middle East, Labor Politics, and Sports Women.

Paul M. Klekner
160 Lincoln Oaks Dr #1215
Willowbrook, IL
Telephone:  (773) 791-6279
E-mail:  pkleklner@hotmail.com
Contact Person:  Paul M. Klekner
Research Specialty:  Tax Court; Taxation; Taxation Legislation.

Legal Data Resources
2816 W. Summerdale Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625-3420
Telephone:  (800) 735-9207 or (773) 561-2468
Fax:  (773) 561-2488
E-mail:  info@ldrsearch.com
Contact Person:  Craig Lachman
Research Specialty:  Document Search and Retrieval, Civil and Criminal Court records; bankruptcy records; Any type of record that is held at the Archives.

Legal Document Retrieval & Research, Inc.
308 Main Street, Suite 300
Houston, Texas 77002
Telephone:  (800) 487-2245 or (713) 222-2244
Fax:  (888) 222-0304
E-mail:  legaldocusa@aol.com
Contact Person:  Roger Guy
Research Specialty:  Retrieve copies of closed files from Archives and all governmental agencies. Digital and hard copies of CV, BK, CR from all courts. Lien & Title search. Individual & Commercial asset search. Complete Service of Process statewide and abroad. Great Service since 1979!

Rebecca Gerber
2922 Fairway Court
Glenview, IL 60025-4046
E-mail:  rgerber30@att.net
Contact Person:  Rebecca Gerber
Research Specialty: Jewish Genealogy

Library Consultant Services LLC
24081 Ithaca St.
Oak Park, MI 48237-3511
Telephone:  (248) 629-7774
Fax:  (248) 629-7775
E-mail:  lawanda.cox@comcast.net
Contact Person: Lawanda V. Cox
Research Specialty:  Online search and retrieval on American History and African American documents and literature, Editing and Proofreading manuscripts for Historical books and electronic literature, Abstract writing for historical articles and literature, Content writing for history related newsletters, websites.

Littlefield Historical Research
6207 Snake Road
Oakland, California 94611
Telephone:  (510) 339-1017
E-mail:  drl@littlefieldhistoricalresearch.com
Contact Person:  Doug Littlefield
Research Specialty:  Water rights, navigabililty, Native American, environmental land use, mining, rivers, forests, public lands, national parks, boundaries, interstate conflicts, transportation, census, toxic waste

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.

Tangela L. Mingo
10930 NW 14th Ave #A10
Miami, Florida 33167
Telephone:  (786) 350-0381 or (305) 696-2255
E-mail:  tangemin@yahoo.com
Contact Person:  Tangela L. Mingo
Research Specialty:  Economic Finance, International Finance/Comparative

MLL Consulting, L.L.C.
8606 Battailles Court
Annandale, VA 22003
Telephone:  (202)415-1321 or (703)503-5531
Fax:  (703) 503-5531
E-mail:  mll_consulting@yahoo.com
E-mail:  footnote53@aol.com
Contact Person:  Michael L. Lawson, Ph.D.
Research Specialty:  General Research, Specific Document Search and Retrieval, Business Records, Census Records, Civilian Records, Congressional Records, Corps of Engineers Records, Court Records, Military Records, Environmental, Land and Water Rights, Native American Relations (RG75 and RG 48), Tribal History and Genealogy, Natural Resources, Presidential Libraries, Federal Records Centers. 40 Years Experience. Negotiable Rates.

Morgan, Angel, and Associates
1601 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20009-1049
Telephone:  (202) 265-1833
Fax:  (202) 265-8022
E-mail:  mike@morganangel.com
Contact Person:  Michael Lawson
Research Specialty:  Native American issues and claims, federal Indian policy, tribal history and genealogy; primarily Record Groups 48 and 75

Scott A. Nichols
14001 W Main St
Daleville, IN 47334
E-mail:  scott@sanresearch.org
Contact Person:  Scott A. Nichols
Research Specialty:  Psychology, Neurology, Medical, Science

Norman Legal Services
1619 McGovern / P.O. Box 101
Highland Park, IL 60035
Telephone:224-430-1681
Fax:  (847) 433-5792
E-mail:  normanlegalservices@yahoo.com
Contact Person:  Gerry G. Norman, J.D.
Research Specialty: Court Research and Document Retrieval Conducted at the Federal, County, and State Levels.

Obama Eduvision Corporation; Doris A. Thomas, M.Ed.
4914 Cottage Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Telephone:  (215) 807-1885
Fax:  (215) 807-1885
E-mail:  sjinnovative07@yahoo.com
Contact Person:  Ms. Doris Thomas
Research Specialty:  Military Records for United States Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Forces, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard, National Personnel Records Center, Mental Health Records, Medical Evidence.

Record Click LLC
123 E Main St Ste. 2 PMB 105
Denville, NJ 07834
Telephone:  1-866-632-9291
E-mail:  info@recordclick.com
Contact Person:  Elizabeth Khan
Research Specialty:  Ancestral Research, Find Family, Heir Searching, DNA Family Tree, Adoption Research, Military Research, also citizenship by descent applications.

Roots2Leaves
P.O. Box 547
Peotone, Illinois 60468
Telephone: 708-258-5291
E-mail:  roots2leaves@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Joan Kitchen Murray
Research Specialty: Acquainted with all records held at this facility. 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.

John Schuttler
2306 45th Ave.
Greeley, CO
Telephone:  (970) 405-9867
E-mail:  schuttlerj@hotmail.com.
Contact Person:  John Schuttler
Research Specialty:  Land, Environmental Issues, Corporate History, Native American, Legal Research

Stirling Consulting
48 Alexis Lane
Coupeville, WA 98239
Telephone:  (360) 678-1934
E-mail:  stirlingconsulting@frontier.com
Contact Person:  Dale A. Stirling
Research Specialty:  Navigability, Hazardous Waste, Pollution, Environmental Assessment, PRP Searches, Insurance.

Taylor & Hammel LLC - A Litigation and Environmental Research Firm
1224 N. Meade Street #22
Arlington, VA 22209-3712
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

VTS Investigations, LLC
79 W Monroe Suite 1122
Chicago, IL 60603-4947
Telephone:  (800) 203-4160
Fax:  (312) 782-2838
E-mail:  lisah@p.chicago.com
Contact Person:  Frank Evans and Lisa Hansen
Research Specialty:  Investigative

John H. Whitfield/Aritel
10 Sunset Drive
Tallassee, AL 36078-1230
Telephone:  (334) 283-4100
E-mail:  JohnCar@att.net
Contact Person:  John H. Whitfield
Research Specialty:  African-American historical and genealogical research-early colonial to 20th century; military experience-American and African American, 1700s to present; Civil War research-pension records search and analysis; antebellum slavery specialities - individual and family research.


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