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Private researchers


Unfortunately we cannot undertake research on your behalf.


Below are the contact details of private researchers who undertake research on a chargeable basis. Please note that the Birmingham Archdiocesan Archives cannot become involved in, or be held responsible for, any arrangement between users and private researchers.


Stephanie Appleton

Local researcher and freelance palaeographer specialising in the transcription of documents in English, c. 1500 onwards. Palaeography tuition also available.

07793 538310 -


Susan Bannister

Research in local history archives covering Birmingham, Dudley, Lichfield, Sandwell and Walsall.

01922 452707 -


Stella Duffy

Reasearch in the Archdiocesan Archives.


Helen Harwood

Research covering records held by the Staffordshire and Stoke On Trent Archive Service.


Matthew Hawley

Research relating to Staffordshire and Shropshire.


Jenny Morris

Research in Warwick Records Office.