Look up Services
My record Look up service is aimed at people who know the document they wish to see, but cannot get to the archives themselves.
I can provide you with photocopies (where possible)
or digital images. Where documents are difficult to read or particularly
large (e.g. Chancery documents) I can provide transcriptions or abstracts.
Please note that I do not normally offer a 'bulk photography' service - i.e. digitisation of complete documents - unless it is part of a research project. In all cases you would be responsible for agreeing any copyright terms with TNA yourself.
You might be researching a particular person, place
or event, and you've found out that the relevant records are held at The
National Archives (TNA). I live very close to TNA and am
happy to do record look-ups there. Sometimes you may already know the
catalogue reference numbers, in which case my job is a lot easier. If you
do not know the catalogue reference numbers, then I will need a reasonably
precise idea of what you are looking for - i.e. discharge papers for a specific
soldier with probable discharge date, land records for a specific place in
a given time period, correspondence regarding a specific event.