Archives and local history

  1. Archives and local history
  2. Online catalogue
  3. Archive collections
  4. Collecting material
  5. Research services (You are here)
  6. Where to find us

Research services

We offer a full research service if you are unable to visit us in person. This includes:

  • Routine enquiries about archives and local studies services. This includes questions about opening hours, making bookings and the availability of certain sources. There is no charge for this service.
  • Requests for photocopies or transcripts, for example, extracts from books, pamphlets, newspapers and journals. There is a charge for this service. The cost includes the cost of the copies, staff time and postage.
  • Requests for research into original documents. There is a charge for this service and an estimate of the research charges can be given in advance. This research may include staff searching through:
    • archival documents
    • books
    • pamphlets
    • newspapers and journals
    • subject histories
    • biographies
    • parish registers
    • census
    • microfilms

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