We provide a consultancy service for media and heritage organisations in need of specialist genealogical and historical research.

Three evacuees on a Royal Mail commemorative stamp.

With a broad people-finding remit, we have advised on a wide variety of projects – from tracing genealogies for The Secret History of My Family and the BBC’s flagship television series Who Do You Think You Are? to identifying and tracking down the evacuees in a 1941 photograph, allowing the Royal Mail to use it on a commemorative stamp.

Our staff are used to working with documentary makers and film crews, and liaising with producers and directors. They can advise on possible approaches and resources, undertake whatever research is necessary and help to interpret genealogical and biographical data within a historical context.

Archive researchers and paleographers

Whatever your field of enquiry, our team has an in-depth knowledge of the available archival resources and can quickly locate, and extract evidence from, the records you need to support your investigation. We also employ a number of expert paleographers to transcribe, and help you interpret, older documents.

Why choose Anglia Research?

Coming from a background in the exacting and competitive probate genealogy industry, our researchers pride themselves first and foremost on their speed and accuracy.

  • We employ some of the most highly qualified genealogists in the UK today* and liaise with a global network of over 200 agents.
  • We equip our staff with the most up-to-date digital resources, as well as a traditional 8,000 volume in-house library.
  • We always ensure that our expertise comes with an affordable price tag. To find out what we can do for you, contact us for a free initial consultation.

*members of the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA), Association of Scottish Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (ASGRA) and Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI). For more details, please see our accreditation page.

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