For many years our company has assisted individuals, institutions, companies and legal services in genealogical research. We can carry out a variety of research assignments whether it is a specific request to look at a particular document or source or a more complex piece of research.
We undertake research in any part of the UK through our network of accredited agents, we also have associates throughout Australia, Canada, Europe, the Philippines, New Zealand and the USA.
Yorkshire research is also a speciality, if you have Yorkshire connections then with us you are gaining the benefit of local knowledge, competence and reliability .
Genealogical research is a challenging task and requires an in depth knowledge of available sources of information, patient and methodical practices in research procedures and wide analytical skills. You can be assured that these methods are applied with diligence at all times.
There are occasions where a specific document or series of documents deposited in an archive repository need to be examined.
It could be more cost effective to instruct a local agent who has knowledge of a particular archive and its collections than to undertake travel which could be some distance, might involve an overnight stay and then even when you visit the repository you then have to familiarise yourself with their systems. Some older documents could be difficult to read and you might need skills in paleography skills or a knowledge of Latin, we can translate and transcribe these older type of documents for you.
We have a network of agents who are able to undertake research in repositories throughout the UK and overseas.
We can obtain a selection of documents where these need to be obtained to verify details relating to a particular event or person:
Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates
Copies of Wills, Grants or Letters of Administration
Copies of Decrees Absolute
Scottish, Irish and other overseas items
Copies of records held in the Yorkshire Deed Registry
Copies (or transcripts where copies cannot be made) of archived historical documents
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