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Brannigan and Murphy proudly announces their status as a licensed private investigator.  Although our licensing is based in the state of Virginia we also enjoy reciprocity in many states.  This permits further informational access and an increased reflective sense incorporated into all of our research and investigations.

Presently, we fully provide you with personalized reporting; however, this will become enriched with this new licensing status. Some additional fees will apply, based on the information being researched.

Are you a party to an adoption?

  • Our roots are involved with searching for biologically related family members who were separated by the act of adoption and the fullness of time. Both these barriers can be removed through detailed and caring research and investigation.

Searching for friends or loved ones?

  • Holding a school reunion and simply can’t locate that special someone?
  • Looking for a former employer or supervisor for a reference?
  • Wishing you could resume friendships from the “old neighborhood” or the military?

Many instances can be resolved quickly; however, each situation is unique and no unrealistic promises can be made. We conduct professional, confidential and discrete research. Our goal is providing information which will assist you in locating and reuniting with family and friends.


Locating valid information is only part of the story.  Beyond that, it takes a special eye for presentation and readership. Histograms, a sister company, will ensure that your information is showcased properly by using timelines, charts, narratives, and infusing photographs, maps, and pictograms when appropriate.

Contact us for documenting your family’s story.


Brannigan and Murphy research any issues with regard to inheritance.  Situations regarding intestate cases are resolved through accurate research. All cases reach a determination; however, the results are periodically unexpected.

While unraveling the twists and turns involved with inheritance, Brannigan and Murphy works in tandem with another resource, Blake and Blake, International Probate Researches. We have built, and enjoy, a strong working relationship with them.

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