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Independent Researchers for Hire

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

Ab Initio Archives Research, LLC
1403 Pathfinder Lane
McClean, VA 22101
Telephone:  (703) 439-8789
E-mail:  kevin@abinitioresearch.net
Contact Person:  Kevin Morrow
Research Specialty:  Independent researcher. Former National Archives employee. Environmental :activities of former federal contractor and defense installations (hazardous chemicals, asbestos, etc.); identifying potentially responsible parties, land use history. Academic: military (all armed service branches, all wars; action reports, deck logs, muster rolls, high-level military policy, foreign military studies, etc.), diplomatic/intelligence (OSS; State Dept.; Army and Navy), captured German records (German Foreign Office, Wehrmacht/SS, Nazi Party). Photos: military and civilian. Cartographic: maps, charts, architectural drawings, ships' plans. Special focus on Middle East. Know German and French, some Arabic.

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

Alana Dawn Adams
2 Crestview Avenue Apartment 1
Harrison, AR 72601-1900
Telephone:  (870) 741-0776
E-mail:  alano_dc@hotmail.com
Contact Person:  Robert Adams
Research Specialty:  Grants for Congressman John Boozman's Office, for city and county agencies, and for private individuals; Civil and Constitutional law; Genealogy

Adiem Research
P.O. Box 242
Chattahoochee, Florida 32324
Telephone:  (850) 544-5655
Fax:  (850) 663-2543
E-mail:  angela@adiemrp.com
Contact Person:  Angela Floyd
Research Specialty: National Archives 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

American Civil War Ancestor RG
19 Briar Point Avenue
Coventry, Rhode Island 02816-5601
Telephone:  (401) 823-9898
Cell Phone:  (401) 464-2119
E-mail:  americancivilwarancestor@verizon.net
Contact Person:  Bruce D. Frail and Benjamin J. Frail
Research Specialty:  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, please contact us through our website at www.americancivilwarancestor.com also keep in mind that we do 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"

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.

Robert Wayne Brewer
5876 Christmas Tree Road
Campbellsburg, IN 47108-6371
Telephone:  (812) 883-4724
E-mail:  admjag753@hotmail.com
Contact Person:  Robert W. Brewer
Research Specialty:  Veterans and military archives; military records of described units, branches, locations of such records at time of enlistment of service

Brophy Professional Genealogy and Heir Tracing
198 Patricia Drive
Abington, MA 02351-1047
Telephone:  (781) 738-2671
Fax:  (781) 878-0720
E-mail:  mbrophy@brophygen.com
Contact Person:  Michael Brophy
Research Specialty:  Immigration &Naturalization, Census Records, Genealogy &Family History, Irish-American, New England. Meet me via a short video: http://suffolkalumni.blogs.suffolk.edu/2011/10/17/the-family-man/

Bucks Legal Services inc.
710 South 11th Street, 2B
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Telephone:  (888) 512-8257
Fax:  (267) 200-0885
E-mail:  orders@buckslegal.com
Contact Person:  Walter Swinehart
Research Specialty:  Civil, Criminal and Bankruptcy Records from the Mid-Atlantic Region. Also handle Local and State Civil, Criminal and Real Property.

Christine M. Cacace
315 W. 106th Street, Ste. 16-A
New York, NY 10025-3445
Telephone:  (212) 865-9083
E-mail:  cmc@uprootsGenealogy.com
Contact Person: Christine M. Cacace
Research Specialty: Genealogy and Family History - 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.

Cornelia Wendell Bush
PO Box 854
Warwick, New York 10990-0854
Telephone:  (845) 915-4160
E-mail:  cornelia@corneliabush.com
Contact Person:  Cornelia Wendell Bush
Research Specialty:  Colonial America, English, Scottish, Scots-Irish, Heraldry & Coats of Arms, Lineage Societies.

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.

Chamberlin & Chamberlin, LLC, Independent Research and Information Services
909 New Jersey Avenue, SE Suite 1006
Washington, DC 20003
E-mail:  tenaceus@gmail.com
Contact Person:  John Chamberlin
Research Specialty:  Chamberlin & Chamberlin, Independent Research and Information Services: Available for work on content; case and commerce material. Experienced professionals in military, science, technology, environmental issues, management and land uses. Also for business development, R & D, institutional, academic and public history.

Matthew Cipriani
1140 23rd St., N.W., Apartment #104
Washington, D.C. 20037
Telephone:  (347) 683-9195
Fax:  (202) 418-2805
E-mail:  ciprianimatthew@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Matthew Cipriani
Research Specialty:  Library of Congress, National Archives, Online Databases

CJ Clancy Publishing
670 Willow Drive
N Catasauqua, PA 18032-2132
Telephone:  (610) 264-4099
E-mail:  cjclancy@rcn.com
Contact Person:  Carol J. Clancy, Edward J. Clancy
Research Specialty:  M1Garand rifle development and manufacturing; Chief of Ordnance Reports

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.

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, Georgia 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:  20th Century documents

Family Links
5506 Limeric Circle 41
Wilmington, DE 19808-3409
Telephone:  (302) 737-7077
E-mail:  fmlylnk@aol.com
Contact Person:  Andrea C. Osinchak
Research Specialty:  Genealogy

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.

Kathy Grace
Post Office Box 282
Altoona, AL 35952-0282
Telephone:  (205) 446-1826
E-mail:  kathygrace662000@yahoo.com
Contact Person:  Kathy Grace
Research Specialty:  Military records

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.

Robb Hill
142 Fleetwood Terrace
Silver Spring, MD 20910-5511
Telephone: (773) 209-2628
E-mail: robb@robbhill.com
Contact Person: Robb Hill
Research Specialty: Still photography, American history, Midwest history, labor, The Civil War

Historian for Hire
352 W. Parkwood Rd.
Decatur, GA 30030
Telephone:  (240) 461-7835
E-mail:  david.rotenstein@earthlink.net
Contact Person:  David S. Rotenstein
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.

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 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.

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

International Mortgage Global Systems, Inc.
23679 Calabasas Road 371
Calabasas, CA 91302-1502
Telephone:  (818) 591-8367
Fax:  (818) 591-7509
E-mail:  rs@mortgageandfinancial.com
Contact Person:  Robert Sherman
Research Specialty:  Macro-economics

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!

Lewes Research Associates
511 S 49th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143-2001
Telephone:  (215) 472-6166
E-mail:  james.lewes@yahoo.com
Contact Person:  Dr. James Lewes
Research Specialty:  Vietnam War; genealogy; media studies; post modern culture; alternative media

Meaning in Forms
120 Kenilworth Place, 5D
Brooklyn, NY 11210-2447
Telephone:  (718) 398-9656
E-mail:  minda@meaninginforms.com
E-mail:  mnovek@optimum.net
Contact Person:  Minda Novek
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

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

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

Mr. Hailemariam Nega
5550
Adiss Ababa, Ethiopia 9999
Fax:  +251115529391
E-mail:  hnega93@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Mr. Heilemariam Nega
Research Specialty:  Banking, finance, agriculture...

Nicklason Research Associates (ML)
2217 N Harrison Street
Arlington, VA 22205-3147
Telephone:  (703) 536-5180
Fax:  (703) 536-5180
E-mail:  nicklasonres1@msn.com
Contact Person:  Mark Leutbecker
Research Specialty:  Civil Depts & Agencies; Old & Modern Military; Cartographics; Still Pictures; Native Americans; Environmental; Judicial; Congressional

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.

The Photo Editor
4731 Williamsburg Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22207-2835
Telephone:  (703) 765-1626
Fax:  (703) 241-2939
E-mail:  fotoeditor@comcast.net
Contact Person:  Jane A. Martin
Research Specialty:  All archival imagery, maps, text, moving pictures, recorded sound, copyright verification

Recordations
205 Yoakum Pkwy., #1105
Alexandria, VA 22304
Telephone:  (301) 233-0651
E-mail:  culturalheritage@fastmail.fm
Contact Person:  Richard Vidutis
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.

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.

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
Research Specialty:  Will research anything to fit your needs

Robert Price, Maritime Research Associates
132 Fog Plain Road
Waterford, CT 06385
Telephone:  (860) 961-0472
E-mail:  rgprice@maritimeresearch.biz
Contact Person:  Bob Price
Research Specialty:  Naval Records, Submarine History, WWII, Military Records, Diplomatic Records, Intelligence Records

Erica L. Risberg, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 272
Electric City, WA 99123
Telephone:  (207) 319-6887
E-mail:  erica.l.risberg@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Erica Risberg, Ph.D.
Research Specialty:  Census records, Labor and Business History/Transportation/Regional Agency Records, Science, technology, natural resources and environmental records. Media type - audio/sound; film and video; photographs and pictures.

Steven B. Rogers, Ph.D., Archival Research Consultant
3201 Taylor Street
Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712
Telephone:  (301) 367-3905
E-mail:  derholzer@aol.com
Contact Person:  Steven B. Rogers, Ph.D.
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. Retired DOJ historian with 30+ years experience researching at NARA. Fluent in German.

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

EDP Business Services
2335 Wilder Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146-4111
Telephone:  (267) 761-9257 or (215) 833-6486
Fax:  (201) 347-8885
E-mail:  eliedp@yahoo.com
Contact Person:  Eleanor Parks
Research Specialty:  genealogy, African American History, Legal

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

Marc D. Thompson
708 Enfield Rd
Delray Beach, FL 33444-2625
Telephone:  (561) 676-6179
E-mail:  marc@familyhistorygenealogist.com
Contact Person:  Marc D. Thompson
Research Specialty:  African American, Genealogy.

Tomkins Historical Research
63 Spring Avenue
Holland, PA 18966-2605
Telephone:  (215) 497-9189
E-mail:  MichaelTomkins@comcast.net
Contact Person:  Michael Tomkins
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

Touchstone Research Group, LLC
244 5th Avenue, Suite 2571
New York, NY 10001-7604
Telephone:  (800) 283-3214
Fax:  (646) 530-8701
E-mail:  info@touchstoneresearchgroup.com
Contact Person:  William Hammond, Director
Research Specialty:  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. DD214s, OMPF, 201 Files, Military Medical Records. 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.

War Veterans Oral History Project/world War II Lecture Institute
16 Kings Road
Sicklersville (Gloucester Township), New Jersey
Telephone:  (856) 296-9256
E-mail:  brandon.traister@us.army.mil
Contact Person: Brandon Traister
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.

Westmoreland Research
Post Office Box 20069
Alexandria, VA 22320-9804
Telephone:  (202) 421-5151
Fax:  (703) 317-1709
E-mail:  mjc@westmorelandresearch.org
Contact Person:  Michael Constandy
Research Specialty: Captured German Records; Cold War; Congressional Records; Coast Guard; Diplomatic; Intelligence; Military Records; Navy; Film and Video; Photos and Pictures


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