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General Research

There was a time when researchers worked primarily in archives. Today, more and more research is done online, with hundreds of specialized databases. Somewhere, in one of them, is the information you need to tailor a speech to the audience and locale where you're giving it, to back up your business plan with facts and figures, to discover whether the photograph you found in your grandmother's attic was take in 1920 in Texas or 1940 in San Diego. The problem is knowing where to look.

At OneHistory, we have decades of experience doing research, and years of experience learning about the various online databases, their purposes and their limitations. We also have access to those databases. Nine times out of ten, we can find what you need without leaving the office. The tenth time, well, we know how to get our hands dusty in archives, too. We have an associate in Washington, D. C., for work in national archives.

Basic rate $35/hour, 2 hour minimum
Archival work, an additional $5 per/hour
On larger jobs, we will provide the research results in increments of 5-10 hours, depending on the work, and we will expect payment before we continue. If your job requires travel, we will discuss that with you.

Remember, proceeds from these services go to OneHistory, which is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making heard all the voices of American history.

Hilary Mac Austin
Writer, lecturer, photographic researcher
Austin has been doing historical, photographic, and genealogical research for more than 10 years. She served a residency at the Newberry Library in 2005-2006 as an Arthur Weinberg Fellow and was a Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center Fellow in both 2004 and 2006. More . . .

Kathleen Thompson
Writer, lecturer, researcher
Thompson has spent almost two decades doing historical research. She was a Huntington Fellow at the Huntington Library in 2007. More . . .




We have extensive knowledge of and
access to hundred of resources, including the following:

U. S. Federal Census, 1790-1930
National Archives and Records Administration Historic Map Works
Library of Congress
Newberry Library
Chicago History Museum
Social Security Death Index
PERiodical Source Index
U. S. Township and County Maps
Military Records
Birth, marriage, and death records
Immigration and Naturalization records
General OneFile (InfoTrac)
General Reference Center Gold (InfoTrac)
Health & Wellness Resource Center (Gale)
LegalTrac (InfoTrac)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (Gale)
Oxford African-American Studies Center
Oxford Reference
ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry (Proquest)
Business & Company Resource Center (Gale)
Business Index ASAP (Gale)
Business Plans Handbook Vols. 1-10 (Gale)
Encyclopedia of Business and Finance (Gale)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Global Road Warrior
Investext Plus (Gale)
Morningstar Investment Research Center
Oxford Reference - Economics & Business
PROMT - Predicast Overview of Markets and Technology
Reference USA (include Weiss Ratings)
Weiss Ratings (part of
West's Encyclopedia of American Law (Gale)