Thanks for getting back to me. Here is the information you wanted
about accessing the full histories of your two companies.
A company called Stock Search International is one of many online
firms that will research a company's history, usually in regard to
finding out if some long-held stock certificates have any present-day
But unlike other such companies that I'm familiar with, SSI makes its
database available on the internet, so it is possible to immediately
confirm if a company is or is not in their system. Fortunately, your
two companies are both listed already.
Head to the SSI search page at:
and enter a company name in the search box EXACTLY as I have it below
(their lookup system is very touchy...if a company name has "&" but
you type "and" it might miss it):
METAL & MINING
NATIONAL FAMILY STORES
(Search these one at a time...not both together).
This will take you to a results page that says: "YOUR QUERY HAS BEEN
SUCCESSFUL!" and will include the introductory paragraph that I gave
you already, along with the name of the company.
Click on the company name, and you will be taken to a page where you
can order the full report for $40 each.
Note that SSI also offers other services, including one they call
"Recovery of Funds" for those lucky enough to be holding stock
certificates that have some current value.
Who knows...perhaps you're among the lucky ones.
This should be all you need to retrieve the company histories. But if
anything here is unclear -- or if you need additional information --
just post a Request for Clarification, and I'll be happy to assist you
Best of luck.
search strategy: None...used bookmarked sites.