Record Office Searches
Commissioning my Services
Record Office SearchesThis is the
easiest way for you to continue your own research when you live a distance away
from the Archives that hold the records you want. It might be that
you only want a single document, and that does not warrent your
travelling costs to obtain it, or that you are not sure you will be
able to find the document amoungst many similar documents that you are
I can provide a search and copy (or transcribe) service.
- If I can identify that your record is already available
electronically, I will obtain a copy and advise you that a search
was not necessary (I will only charge for the time this takes me).
- Most Record Offices allow digital photography of original records, and I will use this whenever possible.
- When unavailable, I will either use the Record Office copying service or transcribe the record for you.
I can provide this service
across the South East of England including London, but I am regularly at
the National Records Office (Kew), Surrey History Centre (Woking), East
Sussex Record Office (The Keep, Falmer), West Sussex Record Office
(Chichester), Kent History Centre (Maidstone) & The
Society of Genealogists (Central London).
- Searches at Record Offices include items such as wills, inventories, newspaper stories, burial records and land tax.
am also experienced in finding documents at the National Archives,
particularly for documents in Latin. These documents are normally
catalogued by county/year and therefore it is necessary to look
thrrough each bundle to find the record you are requesting.