“Thanks for doing such good work. It is good to be able to read reports that are clearly written and present conclusions that are well thought out and supported by the data.”  - Lawrence Abbott, North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office

History & Archives

The SEARCH History & Archives Division provides historical, archival, and oral history services as well as paleography, historic document translation and preservation, and cultural ethnography. We develop historic contexts for America’s wars, including the Cold War, and major military engagements, and we conduct in-country battlefield research in order to account for America’s MIAs and POWs. SEARCH Historians also specialize in institutional, administrative, biographical, corporate, and regional histories.

SEARCH’s facility outside Washington, DC, affords our Historians and Archivists with direct access to the resources at the National Archives and other federal repositories. Our teams have conducted primary documentary research across the United States, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and the West Indies. The SEARCH History & Archives Division staff has doctoral and advanced degrees in History, Archives and Records Management, and Information Technology, and they meet or exceed the Professional Qualifications Standards for History as set forth in the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation.

For more information, please contact Nick Linville, Historian, at nick@searchinc.com /813-997-1063, or any of the POCs at SEARCH’s offices.  


History and Archives Services

  • Archival Research
  • Deed Research
  • Land-Use Research
  • Archival Management
  • Records Management Consultants
  • Digitization
  • Shipwreck Research
  • Administrative History
  • Corporate History
  • Historical Context Development
  • Cartographic Research and Georectification
  • Aerial Photograph Interpretation
  • Oral History Collection
  • Ethnographic Research
  • Paleography (16th- to 18th-Century Spanish, French, and English Documents)
  • Traditional Cultural Property (TCP) Studies
  • Battlefield Studies
  • NRHP Nomination Research
  • POW/MIA Research
  • Cataloging