Libraries and archives

Research service

Do you want to research your family history or the history of your house in the Liverpool area? Do you need some help with your Liverpool research?

A historic map of Liverpool from the mid-1760s

If you're unable to come to the archive in person, we have a dedicated Research Officer who can carry out this research.


  • Short enquiries - For example, the purchase of two electronic copies of documents already digitised: £5.00
  • Enquiries taking up to 30 minutes of staff time - For example, a search for specific information on Ancestry/Find My Past or scanning a small number of documents from our collection: £15.00
  • In-depth research: £25.00 per hour (Up to three hours).
  • Business rates - For example, filming and commercial publications: £45.00 per hour.

Submit a request

You can submit your research request online. If your request is in-depth, you will have the option to upload a document to provide us with further details. The size of the file you upload must not exceed 15mb.

Research request

What happens next?

We will contact you within 5 working days to discuss your request and associated costs. 

We will also send you details on how to make your payment when we have agreed to undertake the research.