Please use this form to request research to be carried out on your behalf.


We may charge for this, but we will contact you before we start the work.

You may find it useful to read our Beginner’s page ( before submitting this form.


You need to be clear and concise with your instructions; and do not forget to include people’s names. ‘Grandmother’ is not usually helpful!

We can only look at datasets that actually exist. Very few commercial records exist.

We do not hold any Parish Registers.

We only hold transcripts of the Parish Registers. Generally speaking they are a complete record of what is in those Registers. We understand your frustration when the data appears not to exist but for Northumberland and Durham the Registers are usually devoid of the information we all require.

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[Last updated: 26th April 2022.]