WHITWORTH GENEALOGY RESEARCH SERVICES


Who are we :


A genealogy research service based in Worcestershire and established more than ten years ago by Roger W Whitworth, a professional genealogist who has experience of researching for clients in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South America.


Roger W Whitworth - Having previously been employed as a teacher and a university lecturer, with experience of research and publishing, a career as a genealogist has proved to be an exciting and rewarding new venture. My interest in researching my own family history began more than twenty years ago and since that time I have completed the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies (IHGS) Diploma in Genealogy (DipGen) and gained membership of the Register of Qualified Genealogists (RQG). I also value my continued active membership of various family history and heraldry organisations, which include the Birmingham and Midland Society of Genealogy and Heraldry (BMSGH), the Guild of One-Named Studies (GOONS), the Heraldry Society, the Society of Genealogists and the White Lion Society where I hold the position of Honorary General Secretary. This active involvement ensures that I stay in touch with the developing needs of the modern family historian and heraldic researcher and fully exploit new resources as they become available.

 

What we offer you :


 

What we need to know from you :

 

To begin your research we need a starting point. This could be a copy of your own existing research or even a family legend. Some clients supply only a single document, for example a marriage certificate. What is important is that by telling us all that you know, you will ensure that we do not replicate your own existing knowledge or research.

 

What you get from us :



Where do we research :

 

We carry out research in all geographical areas of England and Wales. The location of our business base is in Worcester and this means that we regularly visit and have extensive experience of dealing with records at the following local archives:


·         Bristol Record Office, Gloucestershire Archives

·         Herefordshire Archives, Hereford Cathedral Library, Hereford Local Studies

·         Shropshire Archives

·         Lichfield Record Office, Sandwell Archives, Staffordshire Record Office, William Salt Library, Wolverhampton Archives

·         Birmingham Archives, Birmingham Archdiocesan Roman Catholic Archive, Birmingham District Probate Registry, BMSGH Library, Cadbury Research Library, Coventry Archives, Coventry History Centre, Shakespeare Birth Place Trust Archive, Warwickshire County Record Office

·         Dudley Archives, Worcestershire Archives

 

We also carry out regular research in Greater London at the following :

 

British Library, Dockland Archives, Guildhall Library, Library of the Royal College of Surgeons, Library of the Society of Genealogists, Library of the Society of Antiquaries, London Metropolitan Archives, Moravian Church Archive and Library, Parliamentary Archives, Principal Registry of the Family Division, Royal Mail Archive, The National Archives, Westminster City Archives, All London Local Studies and History Centres

 

What you pay :

 

The extent of any research carried out and the amount you will pay is agreed by you before the research begins. All quotes for research are based upon a rate of £20 per hour. Quoted prices include the cost of essential documents and travel within the counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. For travel outside these counties then you need to add £25 or for travel to London add £30.

 

Some popular options for research and payment are :


·         A birth brief and census documents presentation for five generations of all of one person’s ancestral family lines (£250) - This is a popular birthday present or anniversary gift

·         A day (8 hours) of research for £160 or half day (4 hours) of research for £80

·         An agreed maximum limit

·         A fixed agreed monthly rate

 

Contacting us :

 

If you would like us to carry out research for you or have other particular questions, please contact us by email at

 

rogerwhitworth1@btconnect.com

 

or by telephone at

 

+44 (0)1905 455393

 

or by post at

 

Whitworth Genealogy Research Services

21 Geneva Close

Worcester

United Kingdom

WR3 7LZ

 

You will receive a prompt response to your enquiry and an assessment detailing the research opportunities that we can offer you.


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