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Researchers Specializing in Records held in NARA's Philadelphia facility*

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Matthew Cipriani
Refmen Research
1006 Oronoco St Apt 2
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: (347) 683-9195
Fax: (202) 418-2805
Research Specialty: Library of Congress, National Archives, U.S. Supreme Court, Legislative History, Genealogy, History, Anthropology, Law, and much more....

Richard Franzen
3 Deer Trl
Tabernacle, NJ 08088-9737
Telephone: (609) 859-3569
Research Specialty: Census records; ship arrival records; naturalizations

J. Churchwell
Gold Star Family Research & Memorials
1146 Juniper Pl SE
Concord, NC 28025
Telephone: 704-490-2621
Research Specialty: Military records research, Military family research

Mike Reis
History Associates Incorporated
300 North Stonestreet Ave
Rockville, MD 20850-1655
Telephone: (301) 279-9697
Fax: (301) 279-9224
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.

Mary E. Connelly
222 Sugartown Rd
Devon, PA 19333-1612
Telephone: (610) 989-9590
Fax: (610) 989-9818
Research Specialty: General Research

Susan Koelble, CGRS
Bare Roots Research
PO Box 134
Southampton, PA 18966-0134
Telephone: (215) 355-2881
Research Specialty: Philadelphia and surrounding counties

Angela Floyd
Adiem Research
PO Box 242
Chattahoochee, FL 32324
Telephone: (850) 544-5655
Fax: (850) 663-2543
Research Specialty: National Archives at Atlanta, Southern Claims Commission Records, Supreme Court of Florida, Florida State Hospital, Florida State Historical Photography, Black Archives Research Center + Museum, Florida State Library and Archives, Riley House Museum, Military/Genealogical/Court/Bankruptcy

Jane A. Martin
The Photo Editor
4731 Williamsburg Blvd
Arlington, VA 22207-2835
Telephone: (703) 765-1626
Fax: (703) 241-2939
Research Specialty: All archival imagery, maps, text, moving pictures, recorded sound, copyright verification

Michael Constandy
Westmoreland Research
PO Box 20069
Alexandria, VA 22320-9804
Telephone: (202) 421-5151
Fax: (703) 317-1709
Research Specialty: Captured German Records; Cold War; Congressional Records; Coast Guard; Diplomatic; Intelligence; Military Records; Navy; Film and Video; Photos and Pictures

Michael Lawson
Morgan, Angel, and Associates
1601 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 600
Washington, DC 20009-1049
Telephone: (202) 265-1833
Fax: (202) 265-8022
Research Specialty: Native American issues and claims, federal Indian policy, tribal history and genealogy; primarily Record Groups 48 and 75

Don Gentilini
Golden Arrow Research
4123 West Bethany Dr
Columbia, MO 65203
Research Specialty: Morning Reports, Personnel Files, DD214, Unit Rosters, Payroll records, Medical records, general orders

MUSA Roland Bertrand
1279 E 48th St
Brooklyn, NY 11234-2101
Research Specialty: Historical topics, art interest, family history and experiences

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

Sonia Murphy
Sunshine Historical Research
613 Blick Dr
Colesville, MD 20904-2904
Telephone: (301) 625-8937
Research Specialty: Bureau of Ships (RG 19); State Department (RGs 59, 84); FBI (RG 65); Alien Property (RG 131); Maritime (RG 178); War Production Board (RG 179); Naval Installations (RG 181); War Manpower (RG 188); OSS (RG 226); RFC (RG 234); CIA (RG 263)

Samantha guptill
Prime Genealogy
6207 Deep River Canyon
Columbia, MD 21045
Telephone: (856) 520-5228
Research Specialty: New England, German family history, Southern United States, Document retrieval

Milt Botwinick
Milton E. Botwinick
PO Box 13464
Philadelphia, PA 19101-3464
Telephone: (215) 925-0379
Research Specialty: Philadelphia NARA material; Philadelphia records in general; Jewish genealogy records

Walter Swinehart
Bucks Legal Services Inc.
710 S 11th St 2B
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Telephone: (888) 512-8257
Fax: (267) 200-0885
Research Specialty: Civil, Criminal and Bankruptcy Records from the Mid-Atlantic Region. Also handle Local and State Civil, Criminal and Real Property.

Mike Constandy, Senior Researcher
Deck Logs
PO Box 320488
Alexandria, VA 22320
Telephone: (202) 421-5151
Fax: (703) 768-6609
Research Specialty: 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.
About: 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.

Dr. Teresa Iacobelli
221 Clermont Ave Apt. 4
Brooklyn, NY 11205-4010
Telephone: (347) 277-4376
Research Specialty: Military Records, Diplomatic Records; also experience in Native American Relations Records & Genealogy

Andrea C. Osinchak
Family Links
5506 Limeric Circle 41
Wilmington, DE 19808-3409
Telephone: (302) 737-7077
Research Specialty: Genealogy

Dave Williams
DCW & Associates
7400 Center Ave Ste 209
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Telephone: (800) 899-0442
Fax: (714) 892-3543
Research Specialty: Document Retrieval and Review: Civil and Criminal Court records; bankruptcy records; archived records; county, state & federal records.
About: National research company comprised of former federal investigators.

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

Steven B. Rogers, Ph.D.
Steven B. Rogers, Ph.D., Archival Research Consultant
3201 Taylor St
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
Telephone: (301) 367-3905
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.

Michael L. Lawson, Ph.D.
MLL Consulting, L.L.C.
8606 Battailles Ct
Annandale, VA 22003
Telephone: (202)415-1321;(703)503-5531
Fax: (703) 503-5531
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.
About: 40 Years Experience. Negotiable Rates.

Cynthia Campbell
The Center for African American Genealogical Research, Inc. (CAAGRI)
225 Industrial Ct Ste 100
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Telephone: (540) 785-9925
Research Specialty: African American, Native American, Census, Military, Court Records, Genealogy and Family History, Civil War, Slavery.

Donal J. Lewis
Udrea Research
5924 S Quincy Pl
Tulsa, OKTelephone: 918-409-0374
Fax: 918-895-6680
Research Specialty: Any records available through NARA. Will also do research in NARA affiliated archives.

Rosanna Martinez
PO Box 347751
Coral Gables, FL 33234-7751
Telephone: (305) 389-9134
Research Specialty: General historic records; All archival records
About: General Research. All subjects. Research in Spanish, Russian and English.

John Taylor - Senior Researcher
Taylor & Hammel LLC - A Litigation and Environmental Research Firm
1240 N Pitt St Ste 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: (703) 822-4658
Fax: (703) 842-8656
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

Shaun S. Udrea
Udrea Research
5924 South Quincy Pl
Tulsa, OK 74105
Telephone: (918) 409-0374
Fax: (918) 895-6680
Research Specialty: Any records available through NARA.

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

Cathy Sippel; Jack Schworm
PO Box 638
Severna Park, MD 21146-0638
Telephone: (410) 729-4050
Research Specialty: Will research anything to fit your needs

Michael Tomkins
Tomkins Historical Research
63 Spring Ave
Holland, PA 18966-2605
Telephone: (215) 497-9189
Research Specialty: Performs all types of historical research primarily within the Mid-Atlantic States of New Jersey (all counties) and Pennsylvania (Bucks and Montgomery Counties; and Philadelphia); specialize in house histories

Claire Keenan Agthe
Bloodlines Genealogical Research Service
7231 Town Ct S
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-4729
Telephone: (609) 933-6000

David S. Rotenstein
Historian for Hire
10308 Edgewood Dr
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Telephone: (240) 461-7835
Research Specialty: Topics: Industrial history, business history, cultural landscapes, land use, environmental, etc. Record Groups: Federal Communications Commission (RG 173); Federal Trade Commission (RG 122), Agriculture (RG 16); Interior (RG 48); Commerce (RG 40); and various military.

Mark Leutbecker
Associates at Nicklason Research
2217 N Harrison St
Arlington, VA 22205
Telephone: (703) 536-5180; (703) 946-7146
Fax: (703)536-5180
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.

Robert W. Brewer
Robert Wayne Brewer
5876 Christmas Tree Rd
Campbellsburg, IN 47108-6371
Telephone: (812) 883-4724
Research Specialty: Veterans and military archives; military records of described units, branches, locations of such records at time of enlistment of service

Robert Adams
Alana Dawn Adams
2 Crestview Ave Apt 1
Harrison, AR 72601-1900
Telephone: (870) 741-0776
Research Specialty: Grants for Congressman John Boozman’s Office, for city and county agencies, and for private individuals; Civil and Constitutional law; Genealogy

Roger Guy
Legal Document Retrieval & Research, Inc.
308 Main St Ste 300
Houston, TX 77002
Telephone: (800) 487-2245;(713) 222-2244
Fax: (888) 222-0304
Research Specialty: All archival records; Civil court records; Criminal court records; Bankruptcy records
About: 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!

Ryan Curtis
Archive Research Associates
539 Calef Hwy Ste 206
Epping, NH 03042
Telephone: (603) 978-7456
Research Specialty: Environmental, Regulatory, Labor Records, and Military Records

Bruce D. Frail; Benjamin J. Frail
American Civil War Ancestor RG
19 Briar Point Ave
Coventry, RI 02816-5601
Telephone: (401) 823-9898
Fax: (401) 464-2119
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: I have 20+ 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. My son (a History Major at Rhode Island College) 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"

Minda Novek
Meaning in Forms
120 Kenilworth Pl 5D
Brooklyn, NY 11210-2447
Telephone: (718) 398-9656
Research Specialty: American history (all periods, especially 19th and 20th century), World history, people, cultural events and figures, scientific discovery; NARA photographs and pictures, film and video recordings, sound recordings

Thomas M. Culbert
Aviation Information Research Corporation
73 Fendall Ave
Alexandria, VA 22304-6343
Telephone: (703) 823-1264
Fax: (703) 823-1264
Research Specialty: Military history; Department of State; FAA and CAB, OSS, CIA, other agencies

William Hammond, Director
Touchstone Research Group, LLC
244 5th Ave Ste 2571
New York, NY 10001-7604
Telephone: (800) 283-3214
Fax: (646) 530-8701
Research Specialty: DD214s, OMPF, 201 Files, Military Medical Records.
About: Touchstone is one of the largest research firms for military records at NPRC. Our on-site researchers have successfully retrieved thousands of veterans’ records from that facility and retrieves more records for veterans per week than any other firm. Bonded and insured services to acquire your military service records with offices in St. Louis MO, Denver CO, Millington TN, Quantico VA, Kansas City MO, and researchers at other military records repositories nationwide.

Mary Louise Fizpatrick
625 Meadowlark Rd
Audubon, PA 19403
Telephone: (610) 666-6567; (610) 772-7046 (cell)
Research Specialty: Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey research; state and federal census records; naturalizations; immigration/emigration(passenger lists, passport applications, etc.); vital, church, cemetery, probate, military, court, land records. Translation of Latin, German, Russian, Ukrainian records.

Jim Heddell
4048 Barker Rd
West Valley City, UT 84119
Telephone: (801) 215-9409
Research Specialty: General research; Document search
About: We have over 200 professional genealogists located around the world and specialize in providing documents from over 600 archives and libraries around the world.

Robb Hill
142 Fleetwood Ter
Silver Spring, MD 20910-5511
Telephone: (773) 209-2628
Research Specialty: Still photography, American history, Midwest history, labor, The Civil War

Richard Horan
Concord Research & Consulting Group, LLC
200 International Dr Ste 157
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Telephone: (603) 433-9000
Research Specialty: Asbestos, Navy & Maritime Records

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

Richard L. Lindberg
Lindberg Delaware Valley Genealogy Consulting Services
122 Halteman Rd
Pottstown, PA 19465
Telephone: (610) 970-0444
Research Specialty: Southeastern Pennsylvania, Northern Delaware, South Jersey

Dale A. Stirling
Stirling Consulting
48 Alexis Ln
Coupeville, WA 98239
Telephone: (360) 678-1934
Research Specialty: Navigability; Environmental history
About: Navigability, Hazardous Waste, Pollution, Environmental Assessment, PRP Searches, Insurance.

Brandon Traister
War Veterans Oral History Project
16 Kings Rd
Sicklersville, NJ 08081-1310
Telephone: (856) 296-9256
Research Specialty: Any media pertaining to the Second World War including but not limited to, photographs, oral recordings, audio recordings, video recordings, documents, magazines, films, books, records, etc.

Robert Sherman
International Mortgage Global Systems, Inc.
23679 Calabasas Rd 371
Calabasas, CA 91302-1502
Telephone: (818) 591-8367
Fax: (818) 591-7509
Research Specialty: Macro-economics

Ms. Doris A. Thomas, M.Ed.
Obama Eduvision Corporation
4914 Cottage St
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Telephone: (215) 807-1885
Fax: (215) 807-1885
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.

Robert Duckham
9401 Owings Heights Cir 102
Owings Mills, MD 21117-6108
Telephone: (410) 356-6076
Research Specialty: 20th Century documents; General research

John Schuttler
2306 45th Ave
Greeley, CO 80634-3241
Telephone: (970) 405-9867
Research Specialty: Land, Environmental Issues, Corporate History, Native American, Legal Research

Christine M. Cacace
315 W 106th St Ste 16-A
New York, NY 10025-3445
Telephone: (212) 865-9083
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.

Pratik Chougule
110 Juniper Dr
East Greenwich, RIE-mail:
Research Specialty: US presidential politics; US foreign policy; Presidential biography

Robert Price
Maritime Research Associates
132 Fog Plain Rd
Waterford, CT 06385
Telephone: (860) 961-0472
Research Specialty: Naval Records, Submarine History, WWII, Military Records, Diplomatic Records, Intelligence Records

Kevin Morrow
Ab Initio Archives Research
6908 Fairfax Dr 302
Arlington, VA 22213
Telephone: (540) 207-7222
Research Specialty: 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.
About: Independent historian/researcher. Former National Archives employee. Knows German and French.

Vicki Killian
Associates at Nicklason Research
5 Cleveland Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912-4123
Telephone: (301) 588-0456
Research Specialty: military, Navy, civilian, cartographic, photographic, Native American, environmental, judicial, Congressional, business history, court records.

Richard Vidutis
205 Yoakum Pkwy 1105
Alexandria, VA 22304
Telephone: (301) 233-0651
Research Specialty: Military records (base records, theater construction engineering, ordnance locations, base architecture, oral histories); Engineering records (bridge construction, plans, mining, architecture); Marine records (ship types, plans, shipwreck locations, fatalities, cargo manifests, customs records); Immigration (emigration, ethnic communities, census records, labor history); Cartographic and architectural records (maps, drawings); Photographs and pictures.

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
Research Specialty: Little Shell Nation, Family genealogy, Turnbo papers Silas Turnbo, Historical data, maps, Native Indigenous American Indians, Military Records.

Joe Clossey
Joseph P. Clossey
332 E Springfield Rd
Springfield, PA 19064-3247
Telephone: (215) 654-6800
Fax: (215) 654-6801
Research Specialty: Records of the United States Mint in Philadelphia, 1791-1971. Includes correspondence, coin production, dies, commemoratives, silver and gold purchases and deposits, personnel and property records, and branch mints.

John M. Morgan
John M. Morgan IV
1015 N Marlyn Ave
Baltimore, MD 21221-1306
Telephone: (410) 780-3148
Fax: (410) 887-5656
Research Specialty: 8th Army Air Force records, microfilm rolls; 8th Army Air Force aircraft record cards; 305th B Group history; genealogies for families, birth, death, and wedding certificates

Mike Driscoll
727 Davol Rd
Stevensville, MD 21666-2421
Research Specialty: Military and local histories; aviation research

Tangela L. Mingo
10930 NW 14th Ave A10
Miami, FL 33167
Telephone: (786) 350-0381;(305) 696-2255
Research Specialty: Economic history; Financial history
About: Economic Finance, International Finance/Comparative

Dr. John Arnold
1316 Queen St Ste 2000
Alexandria, VA 22314-2406
Telephone: (703) 684-4636
Fax: (703) 684-7335
Research Specialty: Experienced specialists in all areas of military and civil records; archival research.

Carol J. Clancy; Edward J. Clancy
CJ Clancy Publishing
670 Willow Dr
North Catasauqua, PA 18032-2132
Telephone: (610) 264-4099
Research Specialty: M1Garand rifle development and manufacturing; Chief of Ordnance Reports

Inga Martin
Inlumino Assets Research, LLC
PO Box 702
McLean, VA 22101
Telephone: (703) 786-0741
Research Specialty: Newspapers; General historical research

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