Professional Research

Denbighshire archives is free to use and we do not charge for general advice about our collections. We can carry out a ‘quick search’ (e.g. a single parish register entry) on your behalf free of charge.

If you cannot visit the archives office in person, we can do some historical or genealogical research on your behalf.

How do I request research?

You can request research by completing this online form.

Please try to make your request as precise as possible. For example, a request for information about the birth of John Jones in Denbighshire in the early 19th century would not be feasible. However, a request for information about the birth of John Jones, in Ruthin about 1825-35 would be acceptable.

How much does it cost?

We charge £25 for the first hour of research, and £10 for each additional half hour, up to a maximum of £45 (i.e. 2 hours’ research).

This includes a final report of the search and its results, and also some suggestions for further research where applicable. It does not include the cost of photocopies or microprints, so these will be charged for separately.

For lengthier searches, we will contact you to inform you of any further charges. When these are paid we will start the research.

Payment is due when you send us your initial request. If your enquiry is accepted we will send you a quote by email and you will be able to pay by cheque or by card over the phone.

We must stress that there is no guarantee that the research will be fruitful. If we judge your request to be unfeasible from the outset, we can refuse your request. If this happens, we will refund your payment.