Friday, March 04, 2011

New Research Recommendations

New recommendations are now in order for professional research help. Tim Frank has moved on to a professional research position, and we asked for a recommendation. He gave two, and both have agreed to allow us to post their information on VNVets Blog.

Susan Strange and Cliff Callahan come highly recommended by Tim.

Susan has a website through which you can reach her, and see a glimpse of her work. Susan's site, Strange Archives, offers a wide variety of research areas. She can also be reached at her email: strangeresearch@mac.com .

Cliff Callahan does not have a website at the moment but can be reached by email at callahan331@aol.com .

Both are experienced researchers at the NARA [National Archives and Records Administration] Modern History Branch at Adelphi, Maryland, where the bulk of the records from the Vietnam War, including Naval vessels deck logs; and at the Naval History and Heritage Command, located at the Washington, DC Navy Yard, where items like After Action Reports are archived.

They also have experience in researching other repositories.

We recommend that before you contact either Susan Strange or Cliff Callahan you understand that they do this for a living, so they charge. You will need to inquire about their rates.

Additionally, any research or information you may have should be gathered before your call. For example, if you are trying to prove your ship went into a Vietnamese port, try to pin down the date. A Cruise Book may offer the answer. Cruise Books have been collected at the Naval History and Heritage Command for a number of years now. If you don't have one, perhaps the NHHC does, and it might be the place to start to zero in on dates, as events of the deployments are often chronicled in those books.

Welcome to the fight, Mr. Callahan and Ms. Strange!

We have added a section on the right sidebar under the heading Military Research, that will connect you to either of these researchers.

Good luck! And Good Hunting!

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