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Research can be ordered in half hour periods at a cost of £19.00 per half hour, up to an initial maximum of one hour.
Do you want to find out more about your family history but are unable to visit us in person?
Our experienced staff can undertake research using our full range of records including parish and non-conformist registers of baptisms, marriages and burials, electoral registers, tithe maps and many other sources.
Please let us know the subject of your research by using the Research Outline box above. Any additional information which you think could help us in completing your request can be uploaded using the Choose File button.
It is important that your research request is as clear and specific as possible, particularly regarding names, dates and places. A search could not be undertaken, for example for a Samuel Metcalfe who lived somewhere in Yorkshire in the 17th century, but it would be reasonable to begin a search in the parish registers for him and his family if it were known that he was living in Grinton around 1680.
Our researchers will carry out a minimum of half an hour's research but you may request a longer time by increasing by half hour periods up to an initial maximum of two hours.
It may sometimes be appropriate for us to send a limited number of printout copies of archives with your search report. These copies are provided for research and private study only and copies must not be supplied to any other person. If you wish to publish any of the documents, please contact the Archives Development Manager for permission.