Do your ancestors come from Kent?
you are researching the history of your English family in Kent and
need some professional help, please contact me. I have been researching
in Kent since 1978. Since then I have built up a great deal of specific
experience with Kent local and family history research sources and
are fortunate in Kent in that there is very good survival of the
basic genealogical source material - and plenty of material to fill
in biographical details as well. My research covers all types and
periods of records, including those in Latin, and I can provide
transcriptions and translations of both Latin and English documents
of any period. I am happy to undertake research at all the record
repositories and libraries in the county.
a family line is traced out of Kent, I can still proceed with the
research by using local agents but direct the research myself. Where
London record repositories are concerned, I personally do the research
hourly rate for research in Kent is £22.50, which includes
expenses except postage and the cost of any certificates or photocopies
obtained. I have no minimum charge and accept commissions both small
and large, from the search for a specific event to a full family
history. For the latter I find it best to work in stages, the length
of which are agreed in advance with the client, reporting my progress
and including suggestions for further work at the end of each stage.
On receipt of a commission I aim to have my first report ready within
2-6 weeks, depending on the nature and complexity of the research
offer a consultancy service to those tracing their own family history,
perhaps to those who need a little advice on local sources or who
have got 'stuck' and need some suggestions as to what to try next.
My hourly rate for this service is the same as for my research service
the course of three decades' research in Kent, I have compiled numerous
indexes that provide essential reference tools for all Kent researchers.
These indexes (listed at left) are available for searches and are
an important resource for all Kent researchers, both amateur and
professional. To learn more about any index, just click on the index
title. These indexes are constantly updated, as my research continues.
offer a variety of publications to assist the Kent researcher.
records of use to family historians are now available on the Internet
but they need to be used with caution. Many, especially census records,
have been transcribed and/or indexed by people unfamiliar with Kent,
its surnames and place names. Websites rarely point out gaps in
the records which they have included, which can sometimes be filled
by reference to sources not available online but which are available
to a local researcher. And on a website there is no guidance available
to interpret the records you do find.
feel free to contact me if you have questions about these services
or would like to discuss a possible research project. Additional
details about research services are available by clicking on Contact
Best of luck with
your Kent research!
Miss G.Rickard, Kent, England
Please contact me by email initially
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Updated March 2014