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List of local research agents

The following is a list of private Record Agents who are willing to undertake research at Cornwall Record Office and in some cases elsewhere. Arrangements must be made directly between the person commissioning the search and the Record Agent. The fees charged by independent agents for work varies greatly. This is a private matter between enquirer and independent researcher. Cornwall Record Office cannot be held responsible for any work carried out by local agents. Inclusion on this list does not imply a recommendation by Cornwall Record Office.

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17 Chapel St St Day Cornwall TR16 5NE

Tel: 01209 821124 Website: http://www.house-history.co.uk/ Email: househistory@btinternet.com

(will research family and local history, specialising in house histories)

Barbara Birchwood-Harper

70 Sunrising The Barbican East Looe Cornwall PL13 1NF

Tel: 01503 262070 barbarab@totalise.co.uk

(will research family, local and social history in Cornwall and Devon. Also has extensive records for Essex)

R.S.G. Cook Infosearch Cornwall 2 Upland Close Truro TR1 1LX

Tel: 01872 240373 Email: rsgcook@infosearch-cornwall.co.uk Website: http://www.infosearch-cornwall.co.uk/

(will research family, house and local history in Devon and Cornwall)

Peter Doe 27 Trengrouse Way Helston Cornwall TR13 8AE

Tel: 01326 564238 Research.1@ukonline.co.uk

(will research family history in Cornwall)

Shelia Moyle Menerdue Carnmenellis Redruth Cornwall

Tel: 01209 860512 sammoyle@aol.com

(will research Cornwall and Cornish family history)

Bob Richards St Kilda Carnon Downs Truro Cornwall TR3 6HH

Tel: 01872 864567 Bobr.stkilda@btopenworld.com

(will research family history in Cornwall)

Marion Walker Trelawney House 59 Green Lane Redruth Cornwall TR15 1LS

Tel: 01209 211866 marion.redruth@virgin.net

(will research family history in Cornwall)

Arthur Nice Down House Lezant Launceston Cornwall PL15 9PR

Tel: 01579 370495 brian.nice@ukonline.co.uk

(will research family history in Cornwall and Devon)

Michael Paul

Langweath Cottage Lelant St. Ives Cornwall TR26 3EE

Tel. 01736 753047 michaelpaul96@hotmail.com

(will research Cornish family history, especially Truro and Falmouth)

Bridge Genealogical Services

Stephen Turner MCIPD Grad IOSH Elderberry House Alexandra Road Illogan Redruth Cornwall TR16 4EA

Tel. 01209 843845 enquiries@bridgehr.co.uk

(will research Cornish family histories using 1841 to 1901 census, birth marriage and death and parish records etc, house and property histories also researched)

Shirley Clarke 71 Trevingey Road Redruth Cornwall TR15 3DH

Tel. 01209 211899 (will research from Cornish newspapers at the Cornwall Centre)

Tavy Tracers

Clovelly Bolthouse Close Launceston Road Tavistock Devon PL19 8LN

Tel: 01822 614153 tavytracers@hotmail.com

(will carry out research in all Libraries and Record Offices in Devon)

Dennis Woodman

21 Raleigh Road Kew Surrey TW9 2DU

Tel: 020 8332 0338

Clive B Clemo

7 Viola Avenue Abbey Wood London SE2 0TQ

Tel: 0794 177 1972 research.docs@hotmail.co.uk

(will research at TNA, Family Records Centre, London Metropolitan Archives, other London ROs, Guildhall Library, Society of Genealogists, LDS Family history Centre, Maritime Museum, probate and Divorce Registries)


Stuart Fraser Tel: 01579 362667 or 07760 369757 Website: http://www.fraserwords.co.uk/ Email: stuart@fraserwords.co.uk / fraserwords@btinternet.com

(will research family and property history in Cornwall)

Cornwall Family History Society

18 Lemon Street Truro Cornwall TR1 2LS

Tel: 01872 264044 Email: research@cornwallfhs.com

(Specialising in all Cornish records, including monumental inscriptions)

Lost In Time 22 Witton Street Delves Lane Consett County Durham DH8 7AN

Tel: 01207 590885

(will research family history in Tyneside, Durham, Yorkshire etc, also makes regular visits to the Family Records Centre and TNA at Kew)

Shipinfo Norton Grange Little Kineton Warwick CV35 0DP

Tel: 01926 640585

(will research shipping records and other maritime sources for information on ships, seamen, marines, voyages, actions, or losses/deaths at sea, enclose a SAE for postal enquiries)

Sovereign AncestryThe Willows, High Street Swineshead Nr Boston Lincolnshire PE20 3LH

Tel: 0844 586 3610 or 07721 679104 Email: drb@sovereign-ancestry.com Website: http://www.sovereign-ancestry.com/

(will research records from the UK and Ireland for family history)

David Pilling http://www.boltonandpilling.com/research (will resesarch across the UK)

Cornwall Records Office

Old County Hall,

01872 323127