Custom work on behalf of professional genealogists

If you’re a professional or experienced genealogist living far from your current area of research and would like a qualified genealogist to examine documents lodged at archives on your behalf, or to carry out wider research based on the Isle of Wight or adjacent areas of the mainland on your behalf, please contact me to discuss how I might be able to help. I can examine and copy specific documents identified by you, or if you wish I can work with you to identify alternative record sources at the archives that might help you to progress your research. Reports can be produced to your in-house requirements if appropriate.

This work is charged at £40 per hour. Research expenses are billed at cost.

These are the archives I can visit:

  • Isle of Wight County Records Office, at Newport IOW. Information and contact details for the Records Office are [here].
  • Hampshire County Record Office, at Winchester. Search the online catalogue [here].
  • Southampton Archives. Information and contact details for the records Office are [here].
  • West Sussex County Records Office, at Chichester. Search the online catalogue [here].
  • West Yorkshire Archives, at Leeds, Bradford or Wakefield. Search the online catalogue [here].
  • If an in-progress research project extends to other archives not included in the above list a visit may be possible.

Travel expenses
Travel on the Isle of Wight: no charge
Travel to West Sussex County Record Office and Hampshire Country Record Office will be by public transport and is billed at cost
Travel to West Yorkshire Archives will be combined with other research and a contribution to costs agreed on per-case basis.


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As an Associate of AGRA – the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives, I undertake to operate fully according to the professional standards set down by the AGRA Code of Practice and ethics.  I also offer clients the peace of mind of the AGRA Complaints Procedure.