Do you want to research your family history, but are uncertain how to go about it? Uncomfortable with computers or unsure what records are available and how to interpret them? Perhaps a little intimidated by the Record Office? Our Research Corner volunteers can guide you through the process, using internet resources, as well as our document collection.
The Research Corner has been closed since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is reopening in April 2022, initially just on Wednesday mornings. Customers are requested to wear face coverings. We have added a second monitor to one of our PCs so that a research volunteer and customer can work together with a degree of social distancing. If you are uncomfortable with the Covid risks, our volunteers may be able to work remotely on your behalf.
See the Contact Us page for details of how to get in touch.
A flier describing our family history research is available to download and print. If you are able to place a copy on a noticeboard at a local outlet it would be much appreciated.
Opening Hours and Costs
The Research Corner is open from 10am to 1pm on Wednesdays, subject to volunteer availability. It is essential for prospective customers to contact us in advance.
From March 2022 our charges are £4 per hour during normal opening hours, or you can buy a block of 10 hours for £30.These rates also apply for research work carried out remotely by one of our research volunteers on behalf of a local customer, i.e. one who is resident in one of our 27 parishes. There is also a small charge for printing.
We may also be able to carry out research on behalf of distant clients, for which we charge £10 per hour, subject to a minimum charge of £10. Email us for further information on firstname.lastname@example.org
Busy time at the Research Corner.