Hiring a Freelance Researcher

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) maintains lists of freelance researchers who, for a fee, will conduct archival and/or bibliographical research on your behalf. The researchers' names are listed according to their specialty, by type of records or research.
 
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Name Type of Research Telephone number Address Email Specialization
Agar, David Genealogy ​49 Windcrest Court Kanata, ON K2T 1B5 dagar@ncf.ca
Allan, Robert Genealogy ​76 Pegg Rd RR1 Lombardy, ON K0G 1L0 lanark_links@xplornet.com ​Eastern Ontario and Danish research
Anderson, Lesley Genealogy 613-447-6477 12 Amy Street Stittsville, ON K2S 1L7 CANADA anderley@sympatico.ca ​British Isles, Canada, Ontario, Quebec
Anderson, Peter Textual Documents 613-290-6568 112 Spadina Ave Apartment 13 Ottawa, ON K1Y 2C1 CANADA peter@historyapplied.com www.historyapplied.com Social and cultural history, history of education, Ottawa history, Ontario history, and agricultural history  
Bernard, Susan Nightwood Pictures Photography and Documentary Art 613-232-7384 ​Ottawa, ON CANADA susanbernard63@gmail.com
Booth, Brian D. Genealogy 613-823-2945 ​42 Westwinds Place Nepean, ON K2G 6K9 CANADA briandbooth@gmail.com Passenger lists
Bouchard, Danny Genealogy 450-512-4149 ​111 Urbain Lachute, QC J8H 4H9 CANADA dannybou@gmail.com ​Military, French-Canadian ancestry
Bugyra, Shaun Textual Documents 613-843-0550 Cellphone: 613-294-8341 197 Markland Crescent, Ottawa, ON K2G 6B7 CANADA papyrusediting@rogers.com
Campbell, Douglas B. Textual Documents, Audio-Visual Documents, Photography and Documentary Art, Cartographic and Architectural Records 613-789-5413 Fax: 613-680-4401 ​201-110 Nelson Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 9P2 CANADA ​Industrial and technological history
CDCI Research Genealogy, Textual Documents, Audio-Visual Documents, Photography and Documentary Art, Cartographic and Architectural Records Telephone: 613-234-1849 Fax: 613-234-0123 ​331 Cooper Street, Suite 500 Ottawa, ON K2P 0G5 CANADA info@cdci.ca ​Aboriginal, social, cultural, political, property and military history
Cobblestone Heritage Consultants ​Contact: Sean Stoyles Genealogy, Textual Documents, Audio-Visual Documents, Photography and Documentary Art, Cartographic and Architectural Records 613-203-4526 2035 Othello Avenue, Suite 815 Ottawa, ON K1G 3P6 CANADA spstoyles@hotmail.com
Collins, Nancy Lynn Genealogy 613-259-5544 ​R.R. 2 Lanark, ON K0G 1K0 CANADA sunlight@storm.ca ​British Isles, Canada, First Nations
Cook, Christopher Textual Documents, Audio-Visual Documents, Photography and Documentary Art 613-749-9375 ​Post Office Box 143, Station B Ottawa ON K1P 6C3 CANADA christophercook@ncf.ca government documentation, personal papers of individuals and non-governmental organizations, photographic images, audio-visual and sound recordings, newspaper and periodical research
Cooke, Owen Arnold Textual Documents 613-489-3962 ​Box 175 North Gower, ON K0A 2T0 CANADA oacooke@gmail.com ​Military/Air history, 1867 to present
Costello, Martha Patterson Genealogy ​5337 Kilby Lane, Manotick, ON K4M 1B4 CANADA marpat@costello.ca ​Gaspé Peninsula research, Québec
Darch, Bradley Textual Documents, Audio-Visual Documents, Photography and Documentary Art, Cartographic and Architectural Records 613-808-9892 ​214 Eye Bright Crescent Gloucester, ON K1V 2K6 CANADA braddarch@yahoo.ca ​Canadian cinema, television, music, art & photography, Ottawa Valley & rural Ontario history
Dixon, Don Genealogy 506-459-1512 129 Burpee Street, Fredericton, NB E3A 1M6 CANADA ddixon@nbnet.nb.ca Family History Land and Estate-Heir Research Loyalist Research
Doull, Kathryn Genealogy, Textual Documents 613-894-5389 415 Montreal Road, Ottawa, On, K1L 8G9 kathryn.doull@gmail.com Canadian genealogy, Canadian military history (1914-1953), Canadian political history, newspapers
Dudley, Peter Audio-Visual Documents, Photography and Documentary Art 613-828-7342 ​401-415 Greenview Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2B 8G5 CANADA peterdudley@sympatico.ca
Dunkin, Jessica Genealogy, Textual Documents 613-656-5504 675 Gilmour Street, Ottawa, ON K1R 5L9 CANADA www.jessicadunkin.com dunkin.jessica@gmail.com Social and Cultural History; History of Sport and Leisure; Women's History; Environmental History; Local History
Fenton, Lois Genealogy, Textual Documents, Audio-Visual Documents, Photography and Documentary Art, Cartographic and Architectural Records 613-619-7426 2- 1474 Coldrey Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Z 7P9 CANADA Lois.Fenton@gmail.com Aboriginal, social, cultural, medical, legal, military, and family history
Gadoury, Lorraine Genealogy, Textual Documents 819-827-7497 ​7 chemin Muskoka, Chelsea, PQ J9B 2E8 CANADA lgadoury1@bell.net ​New France, Quebec pre-Confederation, nobility of ancestry, French-Canadian genealogy
Goldring, Philip Textual Documents, Photography and Documentary Art, Cartographic and Architectural Records 613-729-5607 ​618 Fraser Avenue, Ottawa ON K2A 2R5 CANADA philipgoldring@sympatico.ca Arctic, pre-Confederation West, Aboriginal, Social, Environmental, Political
Graziadei, Marc Genealogy 613-421-1548 ​2080 Russell Road, Unit 221 Ottawa, ON K1G 3W6 CANADA mgraziadei0312@rogers.com ​European and Canadian Genealogy
Hadaya, Hagit Textual Documents, Audio-Visual Documents, Photography and Documentary Art, Cartographic and Architectural Records 613-232-5349 ​305 Metcalfe Street, Suite 501, Ottawa, ON K2P 1S1 CANADA hadayah@yahoo.com ​Heritage consultant with many years' experience in wide-ranging archival research - textual and visual, with a specialization in architecture.
Hall, Marg Genealogy 613-228-9311 or 705-636-5058 ​1505 Baseline Road, Unit 908, Ottawa, ON K2C 3L4 CANADA 33marg.hall@gmail.com ​Loyalist research
Hanwell, Vivian Audio-Visual Documents, Photography and Documentary Art 819-459-2124 ​849 Willow Avenue, Orleans, ON K1E 1C2 CANADA vivian.hanwell@sympatico.ca Film, video, photography and art research
Hearnden, Brian Textual Documents, Audio-Visual Documents, Photography and Documentary Art, Cartographic and Architectural Records 613-526-5759 ​2914 Ahearn Ave., Ottawa, ON K2B 6Z9 hearndenb@yahoo.com ​Military and political history, theatre, film, TV, maps
Heide, Rachel Lea Textual Documents rl_heide@yahoo.ca Royal Canadian Air Force, Defence Department, Transport Department, Indian Land Patents, Prime Ministers/Politicians' personal papers, and newspapers
HERC Solutions | Contact Braden Hutchinson Genealogy, Textual Documents, Audio-Visual Documents, Photography and Documentary Art, Cartographic and Architectural Records 613-884-1268 M02-299 Somerset St. W. Ottawa, ON K2P 2L3 CANADA info@bradenhutchinson.ca www.bradenhutchinson.ca Canadian political, economic, social and cultural history
Hunchuck, Suzanne Holyck Genealogy, Textual Documents, Photography and Documentary Art, Cartographic and Architectural Records 613-627-6050 ​5-271 First Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1S 2G7 hunchuck.s.holyck@gmail.com ​Military History
Ingram, Darcy Genealogy, Textual Documents, Audio-Visual Documents, Photography and Documentary Art, Cartographic and Architectural Records darcyingram.research@gmail.com www.darcyingram.com Government documents, social and environmental policy; law; political history; non-governmental organizations (NGOs); social movements; environmental issues; conservation and parks; biography; arts and culture
Joan Holmes & Associates Inc. Textual Documents, Cartographic and Architectural Records Telephone: 613-722-7675 Fax: 613-722-0787 ​7 Hinton Avenue North, Suite 200, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4P1 CANADA research@joanholmes.ca ; www.joanholmes.ca Performing research and analysis for litigation and claims projects concerning variety of research areas including Aboriginal, Northern, social, political, environmental, legal, genealogical and military history as well as health issues.
Joyce, Ken Textual Documents 613-596-4769 ​30 McEwen Avenue, Apt. 409, Ottawa, ON K2B 5K8 CANADA mrandc@rogers.com www.mrandc.ca ​Military Research and Consultancy
Kay, Arnold Genealogy, Textual Documents 613-837-3384 1​866 Robinwood Place, Gloucester, ON K1C 6L7 CANADA cef.research@rogers.com ​Military and RCMP research
Kinsey, Darin Textual Documents, Audio-Visual Documents, Photography and Documentary Art, Cartographic and Architectural Records dskinsey@me.com Government documents, environmental policy, environmental issues, environmental law, natural disasters, history of Canadian Science and Technology, mapping, RCMP and Canadian Intelligence Services.
Know History Contact: Ryan Shackleton Textual Documents, Audio-Visual Documents, Photography and Documentary Art 613-700-8677 391A Bank Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 173 ryan@knowhistory.ca www.knowhistory.ca ​Aboriginal, Arctic, Diplomatic, Government, Military, RCMP        
Kropf, Joel Textual Documents 613-297-9028 532 Fielding Drive, Ottawa, ON K1V 7H1 CANADA joelkropf@yahoo.ca Criminal justice history; political, diplomatic, cultural, social, and religious history; Aboriginal history; archival and newspaper research
Krug, John Genealogy, Textual Documents, Audio-Visual Documents, Photography and Documentary Art, Cartographic and Architectural Records 613-220-2215 Research Ottawa www.ResearchOttawa.ca www.TheCityofOttawa.com www.PhotographersofOntario.ca Research@ResearchOttawa.ca Pre-Confederation, Newspapers, Canada Co records, Ottawa history, Military, Government documents
Kruzich, Noreen Genealogy, Textual Documents 613-406-3293 2335 Calabogie Road, Burnstown, ON K0J 1G0 CANADA noreenkruzich@gmail.com www.noreenkruzich.com Research/Rights clearances: historical documents/still photo/film - First Nation/Metis Genealogy: - First Nation/Metis
Lacroix, Lisette Textual Documents, Audio-Visual Documents, Photography and Documentary Art, Cartographic and Architectural Records 613-234-7375 ​570 Laurier Ave West, Apt. 505, Ottawa, ON K1R 1C8 CANADA llacroix@magma.ca Historical research, Canadian economic history, financial markets and banking crisis, international economic affairs, Canadian monetary history, central banking history and issues, history of Canadian currency
Link Advantage Research Corp Contact: David Senger Genealogy, Textual Documents, Audio-Visual Documents, Photography and Documentary Art, Cartographic and Architectural Records Telephone: 1-613-924-7887 Fax: 613-924-7878 ​9073 C.R. 29 Addison (Ottawa area), ON K0E 1A0 CANADA info@linkarc.ca General history across Canada, Aboriginal claims, litigation, RCMP, cartographic material, arts
Lowell, Marc S. Textual Documents 613-700-6765 ​208-215 Wurtemburg Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8T1 CANADA househistory1@yahoo.ca ​Ottawa house / property research
Mackenzie, Celeste Audio-Visual Documents, Photography and Documentary Art 613-262-3361 206 Harcourt Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K2B 5C3 celestemackenzie@yahoo.ca All subjects, rights clearances, material in English, French and Spanish
Mahoney, Maureen Textual Documents, Audio-Visual Documents, Photography and Documentary Art, Cartographic and Architectural Records 613-302-8192 1105-110 Forward Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4S9 maureenanne.mahoney@gmail.com International history; Pacifism; Foreign Relations & Diplomacy; Urban History; Architecture; Women's History; Public Health; Immigration
McConnell, David Textual Documents, Audio-Visual Documents, Photography and Documentary Art, Cartographic and Architectural Records 613-723-2504 ​36 Farlane Blvd Nepean, ON K2E 5H4 CANADA mccpar@hotmail.com ​Canadian history generally, military history, Ontario history (1793-1914), expert on British smooth-bore artillery; experienced researcher for 40 years
McKinlay, Ken Genealogy 613-828-6457 2401-1171 Ambleside Drive, Ottawa, ON K2B 8E1 ken.mckinlay@gmail.com British Isles, Canada, Military, General genealogy research
McLeod, Ken Genealogy, Textual Documents, Cartographic and Architectural Records 613-826-3119 ​Box 742, Station "B" Ottawa, ON K1P 5P8 CANADA mcwreck@sympatico.ca ​Ship research, Naval research
More, Sarah E. Genealogy 613-461-0102 ​P.O. Box 151 Almonte, ON K0A 1A0 CANADA recce100@gmail.com ​War of 1812, Loyalists, American Revolution (1775-1783) in Ontario, Quebec and New York State
Morrison, Madelaine Textual Documents, Audio-Visual Documents, Photography and Documentary Art 613-680-3700 1-156 Ivy Crescent Ottawa, ON K1M 1X6 madelainemorrison1@gmail.com 19th and 20th century Canadian social history, music history, arts and culture, gender/women's history, and Ontario history
Morrison, Natascha Textual Documents, Audio-Visual Documents, Photography and Documentary Art, Cartographic and Architectural Records 613-203-1131 487 McLeod Street, Ottawa, ON K1R 5P7 taschamorrison@gmail.com Canadian social, cultural and military history; aboriginal history; history of Yukon and Northeastern British Columbia
Newfield, Gareth Genealogy, Textual Documents, Audio-Visual Documents, Photography and Documentary Art, Cartographic and Architectural Records 613-857-0665 406-440 Gloucester Street, Ottawa, ON K1R 7T8 ganewfield@gmail.com Canadian military history 1750-1950; personnel records, art & iconography, maps, property & architectural records, military equipment & uniforms; War of 1812, First World War & Second World War.
Noble, Dr. Steven Textual Documents, Audio-Visual Documents, Photography and Documentary Art 613-824-4408 P.O. Box 339, 16 Cedar Street, Maitland, ON K0E 1P0 CANADA steve.noble@gmail.com Governmental, legal and institutional documents, photographs, biographical research
Poisson, David Textual Documents, Photography and Documentary Art, Cartographic and Architectural Records 613-501-0282 124 Springfield Road, Ottawa, ON davepoisson@hotmail.com RG24 (DND / Canadian military files), Canadian wartime cultural/social history, litigation claims, property research, arctic (specifically photographs), newspapers cartography and special collections and Canadian government files generally.
Public History Inc. Textual Documents Telephone: 613-236-0713 Fax: 613-236-3961 ​377 Dalhousie Street, Suite 200, Ottawa, ON K1N 9N8 CANADA s.manson@publichistory.ca www.publichistory.ca ​Specialists in large litigation and claims projects involving Aboriginal people and land; institutional abuse; health product liability; trade; class actions; social policy; and other areas.
Schlecht, Andrea Textual Documents an097@freenet.carleton.ca ​Military history as well as literary and arts research
Schryer, Michel (Mike) Genealogy 613-825-6204 ​41 Pheasant Run Ottawa, ON K2J 2R3 CANADA mschryer@magma.ca ​also French Canadian Research
Soloway, Ken Genealogy Telephone: 613-729-9126 Fax: 613-729-9853 ​4-1381 Kingston Ave Ottawa, ON K1Z 8L1 CANADA kpsolo@bell.net ​Heir location
Stead, Ryan Textual Documents, Audio-Visual Documents, Photography and Documentary Art, Cartographic and Architectural Records 613-820-0336 124 Woodridge Cres. Unit 6 Ottawa, ON K2B 7S9 ryan.stead@rocketmail.com Genealogy, Military, Sports, Newspapers, etc.
Stockdale, Dr. Peter Global Bridge Textual Documents 613-863-4527 (day) 613-863-3460 (evening) ​42-3019 Fairlea Crescent Ottawa, ON K1V 0N8 CANADA globalbridge@rogers.com ​Legal matters, foreign affairs/government document research
Stone, Helen Textual Documents 613-599-6509 5 Dorey Court, Kanata, ON K2L 2V5 CANADA helenestone@rogers.com Research and analysis of Aboriginal treaty and land claims and litigation projects; Northern, legal, genealogical, cultural, and general Canadian history
Tittley, Conrad Genealogy 819-893-3417 (home) ​426, rue Dubeau Gatineau, QC J8P 6G9 CANADA conrad.tittley@gmail.com (home) ​Research in English or French language documents, in all fields of genealogy, with a special focus on Ontario, Quebec and French-Canadian genealogy
Wright, Glenn Genealogy ​1366 Orillia St. Ottawa, ON K1H 7N7 glenn.wright@sympatico.ca ​Military, 1885 to Second World War including Permanent Force and Mounted Police