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Let our experts do the research for you

The Historical Research Service gives you the opportunity to employ the expertise of our staff. 

We can search original historic records and reference works at Huntingdonshire Archives to help get your search underway and can explore material which isn’t available online, saving you the time and expense of visiting.

All research will be to the highest standards and we aim to deliver it to you within 15 working days of receiving your order.

Image of our researcher transcribing book text

We can assist with

  • Family history
  • House history
  • Local history
  • Historic local vehicle registrations
  • Searches of historic electoral registers or magistrates' court registers
  • Transcribing documents that may be difficult to read

We provide you with:

Whatever your research requirements, private or commercial, we have the package to suit your needs. 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. 

Please note that our research charges cover the time spent identifying and locating potential sources and compiling your report and will still apply even if the search is unsuccessful. This includes Vehicle Registration searches.

Research costs

Time Amount
1 hour £40
2 hours £80
Specialist research for commercial or business purposes £95

Other research services

Item Fee
Vehicle registration, electoral register and magistrates' court register searches £23 including one photocopy (certified if required)
Other checks of records up to 15 minutes £17

Contacts for further information

Huntingdonshire Archives:  01480 372738

hunts.archives@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Please find below our list of independent record agents and genealogists who can also assist with research.

The following individuals and companies carry out genealogical research, etc. on a fee-paying basis.

Please note that Cambridgeshire Archives Service cannot accept responsibility for their work nor act as an intermediary. 

Carolyn Alderson, Genealogist and Family History Researcher. The Past Present Principle

121 Victoria Road, Cambridge CB4 3BS

Email: carolyn.alderson@gmail.com

Carolyn Alderson's website

Gill Blanchard, BA, MA, PGCE (PCE) AGRA member

Past Search, 14 Meadow View House, 191 Queens Road, Norwich NR1 3PP

Tel: 01603 610619

Email: gblanchard@pastsearch.co.uk

Pastsearch website

  • Family, House and Local History research in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.
  • Other areas considered.
  • Author of Tracing Your East Anglian Ancestors, Tracing Your House History and Writing Your Family History.
  • Courses, workshops and personal tuition available locally and online.

Historical Document Transcription Services

Emma Bromley, B.A. (Hons) Medieval English and History, M.Res Early Modern History.

Email: historical.documents@outlook.com

Historical Document Transcription Services website

Historical Document Transcription Services Facebook page

  • An historian specialising in the transcription of 16th century English documents
  • Experience with documents ranging from the 15th to 20th century
  • "I provide a professional, accurate, reliable and affordable transcription service with a free, no obligation cost estimate for the work."
  • "I am happy to undertake family history research upon request."

Gillian Cable, AGRA and APG Member, IHGS Higher Certificate in Genealogy. Studying Postgraduate Certificate in Genealogy, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies.

1 Thompsons Ground, Hampton Hargate, Peterborough, PE7 8AU

Email: hcfamilyresearch@gmail.com

HC Family Research website

Phone: 07970 380159

HC FAMILY RESEARCH

  • Professional genealogist with over 25 years’ experience.
  • Based in Peterborough but research carried out throughout many counties.
  • Free evaluation for large or small projects.
  • Can accompany clients at Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Archives to help their own research.

Dr Karen Cummings DipGen (Genealogy), AGRA Member

17a Cleves Road, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 9PL

Email: info@professionalfamilyhistory.co.uk

Professional Family History website

  • Family historian and genealogist.
  • AGRA member. IHGS qualification.
  • Research conducted by a professional genealogist in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Suffolk and Hertfordshire.
  • Free no obligation quotations.

Debrett Ancestry Research Ltd.

PO Box 379, Winchester, England, SO23 9YQ

Tel: 01962 841904

Email: info@debrettancestry.co.uk

Debrett Ancestry Research Ltd. Website

  • Genealogical research throughout Britain

Caroline Kesseler [Dip.H.E. Local History]

Huntingdonshire Family & Local History Research

Post: 42 Crowhill, Godmanchester, PE29 2NR

Email: caroline.kesseler@ntlworld.com

Genfair website

  • Experienced, friendly researcher.
  • All enquiries welcomed.
  • Competitive rates.

Dr. Sadie McMullon BA Hons (OU) Dip Lit

Quarter Cottage, 169 Main Street, Yaxley PE7 3LD

Tel: 07796952746

Email: sasmc2000@yahoo.co.uk

Genealogy Lantern website – 'Helping to illuminate the past for the present'

  • Genealogist, family and local historian.
  • All kinds of archive research undertaken; family history, local history, house history, research projects.
  • "I am able to visit archives throughout Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Bedfordshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, London and further afield."
  • Currently studying with IHGS.
  • PhD thesis with Leicester University had a local history focus.
  • Articles published in Discover Your Ancestors and Records of Huntingdonshire.
  • Currently writing a book Discover Your Brickmaking Ancestors.
  • One place study registered. The Parish of Fletton website.
  • Initial consultation free of charge.
  • No research project too big or too small.

Professional Genealogist & Family Historian

Based in Northamptonshire.

Tel: 07729 726906

Email: info@familyhistorystudio.co.uk

Family History Skills & Strategies Intermediate Certificate with Distinction.

Family & Local History Researcher in Huntingdonshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire & Norfolk.

Family History Studio website

Can search in:

  • Baptism, Marriage and Burial Registers
  • Wills & Inventories
  • Churchwardens’ & Overseers Accounts
  • Apprenticeship Indentures
  • School Admission Registers

Can take photographs of original documents.

Anthony Adolph

Callow Farm, Callow, Herefordshire, HR2 8DE

Tel: 07890 068218

Email: mail@anthonyadolph.co.uk

Website: www.anthonyadolph.co.uk

Professional genealogist since 1990, specialising in family and house history based securely in archival records throughout the British Isles and beyond.

How to be included in this list

This list is revised periodically: for inclusion, please contact:

Cambridgeshire Archives, The Dock, Ely CB7 4SG

Tel: 01223 699399

Email: cambs.archives@cambridgeshire.gov.uk