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Charitable Objectives

Commission In-Depth Research

Who would benefit from in-depth research?

Ideal for those who are clear about their research objectives and want to have a detailed study of their family history carried out.

What kind of report will you receive?

Our reports are interpretative as well as factual. We seek to build up a profile of your ancestors by examining original documents and microfilm copies in archives and libraries such as the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, the General Register Office of Northern Ireland and the Linen Hall Library.

The Foundation has been offering a full in-depth research service since 1957. It is a market leader in the provision of research services, and our staff who will undertake your research report, collectively have vast research experience, built up over many decades.

Please note that we carry out archival research for the nine counties which make up the historic province of Ulster (Antrim, Armagh, Cavan, Derry/Londonderry, Donegal, Down, Fermanagh, Monaghan, Tyrone).

If you are interested in archival research for another county, please email for advice before commissioning research online.

How long will it take?

Most in-depth research takes 3-5 months to complete but given the individual circumstances pertaining to the research it can on occasion take longer.


Clients can opt for an 8-hour search (£360), a 10-hour search (£450), a 12-hour search (£540), a 15-hour search (£675), a 20-hour search (£900) or they can indicate a specific amount from £270 upwards. In addition, to enable clients to budget for their research report, payment by instalments is available. (VAT is applicable for UK/EU clients)

If you feel that your request will require more than 20 hours of research please contact us at

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