Historical Suffolk Research Services

Thank you for contacting me with regards to helping with your research.

I undertake both local and family history research. In fact as long as it has a link with Suffolk, I will attempt to trace the history of any subject, be it person or premises, parish or trade or indeed anything else you may have a query on. The one exception being I do not do military history, which is a subject of it’s own right.

Otherwise no job is too small or too large, I am willing to carry out single look up searches, trace lost generations, or carry out a fuller study of your ancestry, property or parish etc.

I have lived in East Suffolk all my life so I know the locality ‘like the back of my hand’’. Equally I understand the local dialect, something that can be of value when deciphering old phonetically written manuscripts such as probate, manorial & estate papers, parish registers etc. as much of it was written as heard.

Historical Research Service

For historical research in Suffolk my basic charge is £15 per hour.
This is actual research time, unless an in-depth appraisal of work is requested to identify subsequent research, when some charges towards time spent would be requested.

This covers research at Ipswich, Lowestoft and Bury St Edmunds Record Offices and any inclusive research needed at either Norfolk or Essex Record Offices.

For exclusive research at Norwich or Essex Record Offices and libraries, (where no work in Suffolk is required) my rate is £18 per hour.

The drawing up of reports etc is not charged for

Photocopies or digital copies of documents such as Wills, Deeds, and Register entries are normally 70p per A4 & 90p per A3. sheet

Field Work

I am happy to undertake fieldwork research such as locating a property or gravestone or parish view etc of any publicly accessible feature in Suffolk. Details on request