Our free enquiry service offers advice and information about conducting your research and the availability and use of our records. We do not undertake to do research in our records as part of our free service, but we will check any relevant search room indexes.
Research in our records is charged at £17.50 per half hour (including VAT), payable in advance. Our charges are for time spent rather than results. As a guide, a limited search such as a baptism in a small rural parish over 5-10 years or one address in up to four electoral registers can usually be done in half an hour. Requests for research must submitted on a Research application form 52 kB and may not be accepted if clear instructions are not given.
We aim to respond to your enquiry within five working days.
Research is completed within one calendar month after receipt; you will be advised of the date of receipt