List of Independent Researchers

These individuals are known to perform research and have expressed their interest in performing such research for a fee. The Library lists their names as a public service, but can neither endorse nor guarantee the quality of the research work performed. The names of the researchers are listed in alphabetical order by last name. For best results, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your correspondence.


Rae Beebe
(404) 798-3708
Available for onsite research in the Birmingham area and surrounding archives

Tonya D. Chandler
Southern Roots Genealogical Services
PO Box 12852
Birmingham, AL 35202
Specializing in Southern history and genealogy

David Crider
General research, including German, Latin, and Czech languages

George Gill
Specialties: general library research, Alabama archives research, Alabama newspapers & obituary research, Alabama genealogy research

Jim Heddell
All cities and counties in AL
(801) 215-9409
Providing research and copies of original documents from archives and libraries throughout Alabama

Elaine Jolly
Homewood, AL
(205) 966-0215
Specializes in southern history and property preservation projects

Wanda Looney
Specializes in African American genealogy across the state of Alabama

Richard A. Smallwood, Sr.
1008 Harrison Avenue, SE
Huntsville, AL 35801-3139
(256) 536-0491

Jim Snider
446 E. Vanderbilt Loop
Montgomery, AL 36109

Joel W. Tscherne
JWT Consulting, Inc.
1632 Cresthill Rd.
Birmingham AL 35213-0112
(216) 536-6979

Sandy Watson
P.O. Box 530072
Birmingham, AL 35253

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