Historical Research - Scope of Services

Rod Leith Historical Research ServicesHistorical Business Research to Develop a Company History*
  • Business origins
  • Geographic roots
  • Profiles of founders and principals
  • Research company products and business accomplishments and successes
  • Profile of the company’s market or business environment
  • Industry standing, licensing, and regulatory history when relevant
  • Provide a written history of the company*

*This document could be useful to advance a business’s marketing & sales objectives, but would especially benefit the company’s planning for anniversary celebrations. The same service could apply to organizations or institutions that anticipate celebrating important historical milestones and anniversaries. 

Historical Property Research
  • Ownership research*
  • Discovery and review of historic deeds, maps, mortgage records, property tax rolls and publicly recorded legal documents, such as wills and trusts
  • Profile historic owners or tenants of the property
  • Profile historic uses of the property
  • Identify original architects or carpenter builders and the architectural style reflected in the original structure and any additions or modifications
  • Identify any historical figures or historic events that reflect on the structure or its historic owners
*The history of a structure - whether residential, commercial or industrial – may be used as a basis to determine qualification for registration as a historic site. A history can also be useful for a family’s genealogical research or for a family or business history.