History Here and Now provides historical research services for those inquiring to learn more about a specific topic. Consulting services are also available upon request for larger projects. It’s the mission of an independent researcher to be thorough in their historical investigations and provide an excellent experience for the client. Thomas has experience working with publishers, archives, non-profit organizations, and local government historical institutions.

Routine research services includes records relating to, but not limited to the following:

  • Military Records (Official Military Personnel Files, unit records, morning reports, operations records, etc.)
  • Military Awards (entitlement to awards and medals, retroactive awards, etc.)
  • Genealogical Records (vital statistics, county records, land deeds, census records, naturalization documents, etc.)
  • Presidential Records (presidential libraries, White House records, etc.)
  • State and Local Research (dependent upon location)
  • Legal Records (Court decisions, opinions, appellate decisions, etc.)

In addition to collaborating with record centers, libraries, and archives, History Here and Now also uses digital services such as Ancestry, Fold3, FamilySearch, Find-A-Grave, Social Security Death Index, and to search all possible databases holding pertinent information for clients.

HHN provides consulting services for historical / documentary works. These services include background research, editing, interviews, museum exhibits, and publishing research. Subjects include, but not limited to the following:

  • Midwestern United States
  • Prohibition
  • Scottish Heritage and Culture
  • Ancient and Modern Military History
  • U.S. Political History
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
  • Progressive Era
  • Presidential History
  • Missouri History
  • Local St. Louis History
  • American Revolution
  • American Civil War
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Korean War
  • Vietnam War
  • American West
  • Oral History

The amount of time for each research topic depends on the nature of the request. Local, state, and federal government agencies each have different timelines for receiving and completing research work, meaning that deadlines are subject to change. HHN strives to make the research process openly transparent and deliver status updates on each request to keep requesters informed. To begin the process or if you have more questions about independent research, complete the submission form below and you’ll receive a response with two (2) business days. A summary of prices and rates will be provided upon request. Following an acknowledgement, the client will receive a contract outlining services and deadlines.

*Please Note: The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected the operating status of archives, record centers, and other related offices by restricting public access and hours of operation. Many are only processing emergency requests related to death or medical emergencies. This will significantly delay research until COVID-19 infection rates have reduced to an acceptable minimum.*