Search service

Our experts can search our collections for you.

If you are unable to visit us, or need help with a tricky enquiry, we can search documents held in our collections for you.

For example, we can help you with:

  • Your family history – including searching parish records, school records, and hospital records
  • Your house history – including searching maps and census returns
  • Tracing vintage and classic vehicle registrations – searching historic registration records

We can provide:

  • A report on our findings
  • Transcripts of handwritten English documents that might otherwise be difficult to read

For more information, including prices, please email