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SpyralSearch Archived Directory CD's:


About our Company and Products


SpyralSearch is the publisher of investigative tools on CD - geared specifically toward the needs of Adoption Search Specialists, Private Investigators, Genealogists and anyone else looking to identify or place a particular individual at a certain point in time. 


The parent company of SpyralSearch is Research Etc., Inc., located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Research Etc., Inc. is a family-owned, licensed Private Investigation Agency, and has been in business for twenty years.  We specialize in pre-employment background screening for employers. We also handle Adoption Searches for adult adoptees and birthparents and have solved searches in almost all states.  For more information on our private investigation services, please visit our website or call us.


Research Etc., Inc. has amassed over 2,000 old city directories and telephone books in the last ten years, and the investigators have used them to help solve many cases.  However, the more directories we acquired, the harder it was to access them, as we had to have them warehoused in remote storage and they were not on hand in our office.  We decided several years ago to start scanning the books we used most onto CD, which was a long and time-consuming process.  But several years ago, we hired an IT Computer Consultant who has upgraded all of our scanning equipment and computer software. and developed a time-effective process of putting our directories into digital format - with the added bonus of having them text-searchable. 


Credit is always given to the original publishers of the books, but the actual digital images on CD are copyrighted by Research Etc., Inc. and protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. SpyralSearch archive CD's are only for the purchaser's personal use and not to be copied, distributed, or posted on a web site. Every disk is embedded with unique code that can be tracked back to the individual owner of that CD.


We are still in the process of converting our entire collection of books into CD's, but feel we now have enough to make them available to other searchers.  


 Research Etc. Investigations

 Licensed Private Investigation Agency, specializing in:

  • Adoption Searches - All States
  • Pre-Employment Background Screens
  • Civil and Criminal Records
  • Litigation Support
  • Company Research
  • Property/Asset Research
  • MVR Records
  •       "Strictly Confidential"

Welcome to SpyralSearch, where we spiral back in time to offer scanned images in PDF format of old phone books and city directories from the 1920s to 1990s in a searchable OCR format to assist Genealogists, Private  Investigators, Adoption Search Specialists and reunion organizers. Find archived family and business connections and clues to the past, as well as former locations of people and companies. Available on CD or DVD physical archives as well as online digital downloads. SpyralSearch is a branch of Research Etc., Inc.


TRY IT OUT with this sample of a city directory so you can see the quality of the scans and how the zoom & search tools
work. All of our directories are in pdf format, and you will need Adobe® Reader® installed on your computer to access
the pdf files on CD. If you do not already have it, Adobe® Reader® can be downloaded free of charge on  Adobe®website.

 Contact: RSearchEtc@aol.com - or call (800) 992-3571 
8390 E. Via De Ventura, #F110-184  ♦  Scottsdale, AZ  85258 
 Copyright 2005 Research Etc., Inc.   
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