Research agents – overseas institutions – Fact sheet 208

The organisations and individuals listed below have indicated to the National Archives their willingness to undertake research in overseas institutions on behalf of Australian researchers. Also listed are the types of institutions in which the agents are able to pursue research, and their areas of specialisation, where provided.

Arrangements concerning conditions and fees should be made privately between inquirers and research agents. The Archives makes no recommendation as to the competence of the agents, and their inclusion in this list does not indicate any form of accreditation by the Archives. The Archives accepts no responsibility for work performed by research agents.

Overseas research agents – United Kingdom

Dr Andrew Duncan, MA (Oxon)
19 Rainham Road
United Kingdom
Tel & Fax: +44 81 969 8332
Will undertake historical research in British institutions such as the National Archives (formerly the Public Record Office) or the British Library.
The Lancashire Researcher
Ms Margaret Thornton
4 Eastham Ave
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 161 763 9198
Will undertake genealogical research (especially Irish research) in Lancashire Record Office, all major repositories in Manchester, and local research in Accrington, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale and the Rossendale Valley.
Lost in Time – Family history researchers
22 Witton Street
Delves Lane
CONSETT, Co. Durham DH8 7AN
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 01 207 590 855

Will undertake local research in Tyneside, Durham, Northumberland and Yorkshire and surrounding areas, as well as weekly visits to the National Archives (formerly the Public Record Office).
Mr Roger E Nixon
PO Box 11267
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 7244 7095
Fax: +44 870 168 7618
Will undertake genealogical research into army, navy, marine and other service in major United Kingdom institutions.
Mr Jeremy Palmer
7/160 Maxwell Street
South Penrith NSW 2750
Specialises in the UK ancestry of people from Australia and New Zealand. Willing to undertake research in all UK archives.

Sticks Research Agency
C/– PO Box 2112
St Kilda West VIC 3182
Tel: +44 794 404 6057

Specialises in British genealogy, house history, media research, legal research and academic services. Research undertaken at The National Archives (TNA), The Family Records Centre (FRC), British Library (BL), and The London Metropolitan Archives (LMA).

The Association of Scottish Genealogists and Researchers in Archives 

ASGRA members are all based in Scotland, and will undertake research in all parts of Scotland to compile family histories: Statutory records, parish registers, censuses, Church records; living relative searches; historical research; histories of properties; transcriptions of older documents; and translations from Latin; legal searches. Research is carried out in the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh, as well as all other Scottish national and regional archives. For a full list of members, please see the website.

Other lists of research agents

Fact sheets listing research agents who will undertake research in offices of the National Archives of Australia are also available:

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