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Record agents and transcribers

Our combined copying and research service can help you obtain copies of documents from our collections. If you'd prefer to employ an independent researcher, the following people have registered their interest with us.


The inclusion of a name on this list should not be taken to imply any recommendation of that person by Derbyshire Record Office. Fees are negotiated between the agent and the customer. The list is in alphabetical order by surname.

A directory of record agents throughout the United Kingdom is maintained by the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives and can be searched online.

Emma Bromley

B.A. (Hons) Medieval English and History, M. Res Early Modern History

Historical Document Transcription Services

Email: historical.documents@outlook.com

I am an historian specialising in the transcription of 16th century English documents but have experience with documents ranging from the 15th to 20th century. I provide a professional, accurate, reliable and affordable transcription service with a free, no obligation cost estimate for the work. I am happy to undertake family history research upon request.

Deborah Cope

Pharos Tutors Advanced Certificate: AGRA Associate.

Visit Seeking Ancestors genealogy services.

email: deborah.cope@seekingancestors.co.uk

Tel: 07748 231357

180 Church Street
Waingroves
Ripley
Derbyshire
DE5 9TF

Areas of expertise: full family history service, including family trees, and archival research.

Areas covered: Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, South Yorkshire and Staffordshire.

Kate Henderson

BA (Hons) History.

email: katehenderson16@gmail.com

Tel: 01629 825132

Flat 19, Waltham House
St John's Street
Wirksworth
Derbyshire
DE4 4DT

Genealogical researcher and record agent in Derbyshire since 1980. Family, local and house histories undertaken plus talks and one-to-one research guidance offered. Clients set upper limits to have complete control over expenditure.

Celia Renshaw

BA (Hons) MA (Librarianship). Family historian and writer.

Visit Morganhold blog and Wilcocksons Unwrapped blog.

email: celiarenshaw@gmail.com

Flat 9, Grendon Court
Stirling
FK8 2JX

Celia has researched Derbyshire families for 15 years, well-acquainted with resources held by Derbyshire Record Office and neighbouring counties. Special experience includes: origins of migrant ancestors to the USA, Protestant dissenters and non-conformity in the 17th to 19th centuries, manorial records, and a developing knowledge of British slave trading and ownership. Enquiries for research nationwide, especially in Scotland and the East Midlands, plus online searches and use of a personal library and databases are welcome.

Paul Tivey

email: ptivey57@gmail.com

Tel: 0115 9254216

57 Abbey Road
Beeston
Nottingham
NG9 2QH

All aspects of family history research in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, by experienced, friendly and reliable researcher. very reasonable rates. All enquires welcome.

Susan Wood

email: susanwood.conservation@gmail.com

Tel: 07974 709664

Unit 7, Via Gellia Mills
Via Gellia
Bonsall
Near Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 2AJ

Conservation of archives and books including documents, maps and posters. Genealogical research for Derbyshire.