Paying for research

Coronavirus update: in line with the Government’s social distancing guidance, our paid search service is suspended until further notice.

Independent researchers are not employees of The National Archives and any arrangements made are a private matter between you and the researcher. The fees they charge vary greatly but are often less than our own charges which are fixed at rates set out by the Fees Regulations under the Public Records Act (1958).

Coronavirus update: The national lockdown means that our paid search service is currently suspended until further notice.