SJR Research Staff

Samantha Rife, Principal

Samantha Rife Samantha Rife is Principal and Founder of SJR Research. For over 25 years, she has worked as a researcher , writer, and provided administrative support for large and small projects in a wide variety of fields including History, Genealogy, Information Technology, Education, Writing/Editing, Film and Media, Communications, Marketing, Public Health/Social Services, Managed Healthcare, Visual Arts, Retail, and the Tourism and Hospitality Industries. This experience has enabled her to provide quality research to a wide variety of audiences.

Past projects have included:

General Research and Fact Checking:

  • Conducted literature reviews
  • Designed and executed survey research
  • Conducted focus groups
  • Academic articles and studies
  • Business presentations and plans
  • Book proposals
  • Research for books (fiction, academic, pop culture, mainstream, and non-fiction)
  • Value-added research for corporations
  • Contract proposals
  • Government and corporate reports
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Speeches
  • Conference papers
  • Website content development

Genealogical Research

  • Small and large scale family histories
  • Oral histories
  • House Histories/Title Research
  • Public Document Search and Retrieval
  • Lineage Society Applications

Military Research

  • Unit records
  • Compiled Service Records
  • Pension Records
  • USN Ship Logs
  • Reconstructing WWI and WWII service records
  • Medal Research
  • Veteran research for organizational/community memorials

Media and Film Consulting

  • Research On-location film & television set consulting
  • Screenplay consultations
  • Film marketing and publicity
  • Costume consulting and design

Provenance Research

  • Identifying authorship of primary documents
  • Identifying owners of objects handed down throughout family generations


  • French document translation

Administrative Support

  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheet Design
  • Business Meetings, Conferences, & Seminars
  • Internet Research
  • Database Creation/Data Entry
  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Bookkeeping
  • Proofreading

Samantha Rife has a BA in History from the State University of New York From Buffalo and has completed coursework towards her Master's degree in History from Virginia Tech University and is also working towards her MBA at Mount St. Mary's University.