Position: Deputy Case Director
When I was a teenager my grandmother encouraged me to research our family tree. I soon came to love searching through the census collections and birth, marriage and death records. Studying history with sociology at university was a natural progression. Now, working for Anglia Research, I do a job that I love. I enjoy speaking to beneficiaries over the phone. It is very rewarding to help somebody uncover their family tree.
Hannah studied history with sociology at Oxford Brookes University, where her ambitious thesis on infanticide in Victorian Suffolk involved working extensively with primary sources at national and local archives. She joined Anglia Research soon after graduating with first-class honours (you can read an article about Hannah on the Oxford Brookes website).
Her natural curiosity, initiative and solid research background make her an invaluable member of our team.
Hannah's articles: Research skills matter, Hannah fixes error by council's heir hunters, Tale of a hidden hero.
My dealings with Anglia Research began in January 2016 with a phone call completely out of the blue from Hannah Cooper informing me that I may be entitled to a share in the estate of my deceased cousin. Never expecting anything like this could happen to me, I was of course very sceptical at first but Anglia Research have been very helpful to me as “Representative to the Estate”, especially Hannah Cooper who has answered my numerous questions and helped me with anything I was unable to understand over the past months. My brother Frank and myself would like to thank Anglia Research most sincerely for their help and professionalism.
— E Tutt
Called me out of the blue following the death of a second cousin that I had never known who had died intestate. I was sceptical at first but have to say that Anglia and their associate company Wolsey handled everything in a very professional manner. Many thanks to Hannah Cooper and Sue Underwood and I would 100% recommend their services.
— Terry Hatton (view Google review)
Anglia Research Services provided detailed, thorough documentation for each step of the process. Every question I asked was answered promptly and fully. They were faultlessly professional in all respects. Also, case manager Hannah Cooper deserves a raise.
— T Byrnes (Canada)
Thank you for all your hard work… Many thanks for the family tree which arrived yesterday. It is very interesting and so nice to be reminded of relatives that I had almost forgotten about as so many have moved away and usually abroad.
— Mrs M
I would certainly recommend Anglia Research for the professional way the whole service was conducted and the fact that you, Hannah, were easily contactable and nothing, however insignificant, was too much trouble.
— B Johnson