Local history and property research services

Family and local history is my passion and I've been researching my own family and others for over 25 years in national and local archives.

You may be researching the history of an ancestor's village, an employer, or seeking information on an ancestral home or property. Whatever your requirement I can conduct research for you in the local archives for Hertfordshire, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. I can also undertake research in London archives by arrangement.

My time is charged at an hourly rate. Please ask for a copy of my up to date price list. I do not charge for travel time to archives - you only pay for the actual time spent on research, plus my time in writing up the results and any suggestions for further enquiry if required. Charges made by the archive service for photocopies will be charged for in addition at the normal rate.

Please note that it may not be possible to obtain the information you require due to the non availability or legibility of the records, or due to the fact that the evidence you seek does not exist.

Whatever your genealogical or local history problem, please take a look at the services we offer and contact us for further information.,




Fernwood Research


Fernwood Research services can help you discover your family history, add information to your own research, uncover local history, or provide you with photographs of the homes, work places or graves associated with your ancestors.

Contact us today to hear how we can help your quest to find out about the daily lives of your ancestors and the places where they lived.