Archives Research Services

The staff of Wolverhampton City Archives are able to undertake limited research in response to specific enquiries.  There is a charge for this service.  The charge is made to cover the time taken to undertake the research, not the results of the search.  For this reason, the fee must be paid in advance and cannot be refunded if the search is unsuccessful.

Please use the Archives Postal Research Order Form to request this service detailing specifically what information you would like us to try and find out for you.  Please give us as many details as you can about the questions you would like us to answer.  Accurate dates, locations and names are helpful and will improve our chances of success.  Once the research has been completed, you will receive a letter from us indicating which sources we have checked and what relevant information has been found.  Photocopies of relevant extracts will be supplied where appropriate, normally at no extra cost.

A maximum of two hours research only can be undertaken in the manuscript, printed or microform sources held by Wolverhampton City Archives.  Unfortunately it is not possible for staff to undertake non-specific enquiries of a general or lengthy nature.  If you are unsure whether your enquiry can be taken on please contact us.  If we are unable to help, we will send you a list of local record searchers who may be able to undertake work of this kind.

Please note that access to records of a confidential nature is restricted and that these cannot, therefore, be consulted in answer to your enquiry without a letter of authority.  Documents which are in the process of being repaired or listed might also be unavailable for consultation.