Hello Martin, my proposal on the board wasn't about free RESEARCH. Research is skilled work which costs a lot, it never will be free for anyone. Although I understand there are a lot of people who look rather for a volunteer then for a hired professional.
My proposal is about free consultation about LISTINGS. This information is not public and not easily accessible so I'm sure even possibility to know anything for sure is very useful.
In your case, you've got extended consultation about what is available for you without paying a dime, I hope you won't deny this.
Cost of my service may very from 150$ and more for complicated cases like yours. Also, in this profession you pay for work and time spent, never for result. You will encounter with this condition everywhere, please believe me.
I respect you will to try self-dependent research and wish you luck in fighting with local bureaucracy. I know this people very well so luck is what you really will need.