Research service

You can pay us to do your research for you. We can help you with:

  • in-depth family history, local history and house history research (beyond looking at basic sources for a specific piece of information)
  • transcribing documents
  • summaries of Latin documents – for example key details from wills or title deeds
  • specific types of records – for example medical (Oakwood Hospital/St Augustine’s) or workhouse records
  • reading and interpreting your own documents.

You’ll get a named researcher.

Research request form

Download  or print the research request form

Kent Archives research request form (DOC 118KB)

Kent Archives research request form (PDF 175KB)


£40 per hour (minimum charge of £10.00 – 15 minutes).

You can hire someone for up to two hours, although you can sometimes extend this.

Research may take up to 20 days to be completed, and in some cases it may not be possible to carry it out.

Please request a quote before sending payment.

Find out more

Contact us on 03000 420673 or email [email protected] for more information.