Family History Research - Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Lancashire

From our home in Lytham St.Anne’s and our base in Leek (Staffordshire), we offer services at:

– Staffordshire Record Office & William Salt Library (Stafford)

– Derbyshire Record Office (Matlock)

– Lancashire Record Office (Preston)

We can cover West Yorkshire, Cheshire and other areas by arrangement- please contact us for details.

The most commonly used records are parish registers, Bishops’ transcripts (copies of the registers sent to the Bishop) wills and marriage bonds, but when researching a family history there is often additional information available from other documents. These include apprenticeship indentures, trade directories, land records and even prison records.

We can carry out searches of online records such as census returns, saving you the cost of subscriptions, and with our expertise and experience in ‘problem solving’ we may be able to find that census entry which has so far eluded you.

We can search parish registers for London and a number of other areas in addition to the above mentioned counties using the Ancestry and Findmypast websites.

We can provide transcriptions and translations or summaries of documents written in Old English and Latin, or simply if the writing is difficult to read.