Lifelines Research was originally established thirty five years ago in 1984. Over the years we have carried out research for hundreds of satisfied clients. After more than 10 years working for The National Archives at The Family Records Centre and at Kew, Lifelines’ senior researcher, Dave Annal, returned to running the business as a full-time concern in January 2010.

We carry out all sorts of family history research, from requests to look at specific documents to more open-ended research. Dave has over forty years’ experience of working with census returns, births, marriages and deaths, wills and parish registers and he is also an expert in other areas of family history research such as military service records, death duty registers, nonconformist ancestry and chancery cases. Have a look at our Feedback section to find out what other people thought of Lifelines Research.

We are based in Hertfordshire and cover all repositories in London (including The National Archives) and the South East of England. This also includes all the major Record Offices and Libraries in Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Greater London, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Our fees are based on a basic rate of £25.00 per hour. In most cases this will include the cost of supplying digital images of relevant documents – GRO certificates can be supplied at a cost of £12.00 each. Travelling expenses will be charged as extra but we will always try to minimise this by spreading costs between more than one client.

If you want to engage our services or would like any further details, please contact us giving a brief outline of the research you require. You should expect a reply within 48 hours.