Historical Research Service

If you are unable to visit the Archives to carry out your own research or if you just need some extra help, the Historical Research Service gives you the opportunity to employ the expertise of our staff. All research will be to the highest standards and delivered to you within 15 working days of receiving your order.

It cannot be guaranteed the surviving records will contain every answer. If not you will be advised on further avenues of research as part of the service.

Research charges

30 minutes £22
1 hour £32
1 hour 30 minutes £48
2 hours £64
Apply for Historical Research Service online

Other research services

Vehicle registration, electoral register and magistrates' court register searches £20 including one photocopy (certified if required)
Other checks of records up to 15 minutes £15

List of record agents 2017

Independent records agents and genealogists (who can also assist with research in Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire records

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Popular research topics  

Family history

As well as key sources like parish registers of baptisms, marriages, burials and census returns, Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Archives hold a wealth of our records which can help you discover more about your ancestors including wills, taxation records, manorial records, court records and records of the poor.

To find out more see the following documents:

Original parish registers at Cambridgeshire Archives

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Tracing your Family Tree at Huntingdonshire Archives

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Births, marriages and deaths

The civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in July 1837. Certificates for the local area can be purchased from the Cambridgeshire Registration Service

CAMDEX is an online index of births, marriages, civil partnerships and deaths in Cambridgeshire from July 1837

House history

Tracing the history of a property is not always straightforward but most of the key sources that can help are held at Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Archives including historic Ordnance Survey maps, tithe maps, Land Value Duties maps and rate books.

To find out more see the following documents:

House history at Cambridgeshire Archives

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House history at Huntingdonshire Archives

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Other help

  • National Archives - many records relating to Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire can be found at The National Archives in London. The NA site includes an online catalogue
  • Janus - provides access to catalogues of archives held in various Cambridge colleges, Cambridge University Library, Addenbrooke's Hospital and other institutions in Cambridge
  • Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network (CCAN) - 32 groups from Cambridgeshire have created an online record of photographs and other items relating to the history of their town or village
  • Genuki - the UK and Ireland Genealogical Information Service aims to serve as a virtual reference library of genealogical information that is of particular relevance to the UK and Ireland

Local and family history societies

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