A brief and honest history of us
Peter trains with the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA). His skill in genealogy becomes a business. Anglia Research is born.
Philip Turvey, Peter’s son and later the company’s Executive Director, is aged 1.
Richard Turvey, later Case Operations Manager, is born.
1980s and 90s
The business operates in a home office and starts to take on professional Probate Genealogy – leading to becoming the respected and long-serving paralegal company we are today.
Anglia Research takes on Princes Street office. Meanwhile, Facebook is launched and Google goes public.
Wolsey Probate is founded as Anglia’s in-house legal team. Beneficiaries can now opt to have their entire matter dealt with by qualified professionals from start to finish.
The company’s annual summer picnic holds its inaugural event. ‘Chefs’ Peter and Richard Turvey provide the fare.
Anglia Research opens its North Region office in Southport, headed by Eileen Butcher.
Our office in Museum Street opens more space for an eco-focussed environment with electric car charging ports, improved access to recycling and plenty of space for bicycles to be securely stored.
The Bona Vacantia list moves from weekly to almost-daily publication, changing the way the Case Managers approach their work. The list opens daily to find unclaimed estates and search for new missing beneficiaries.
The Deregulation Act paves way for more dynamic access of birth, marriage and death records.
The UK votes to leave the EU.
Meanwhile, the team in our Southport office act as historical consultants for Production Company Twenty Twenty, conducted for the popular BBC programme A House Through Time. Anglia staff also conduct research for the well-liked Who Do You Think You Are? TV programme, which we continue for a number of years.
Global Pandemic COVID-19 rocks the world.
From 2 November 2020, all grants of probate applications must be made online.
Anglia Research continues to operate as fully functional. Nine new staff members are taken on during this period, permanently covering the whole of the UK, Ireland, Europe and the Caribbean, with partners in all other jurisdictions across the world.
More accredited genealogists* and independently regulated staff than any other UK probate research company.
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