The Archive is privately owned by the Vane family and receives no public money. To consult the archive, please contact the Archivist: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently carrying out extensive work on our Archives, including surveying, cataloguing, conservation and re-housing. Until this work has been completed, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to successfully reply to all research enquiries.
Please see below for links to our guides to making enquiries to the archive:
– General research and family history enquiries
– Archive image requests for Personal Research
– Archive or image requests for publication
Archive Image Requests for Personal Research
Scanned images or digital photographs of items from the archives can be requested for personal research purposes. Only items in a condition suitable for scanning can be processed inhouse.
For items below A3 in size and in a binding and condition suitable for scanning, an administrative fee of £30 is chargeable for the first image capture. Subsequent image captures are charged at £5.00 per capture up to a maximum order of 30 captures.
For outsize and bulk orders, digitisation can be arranged at the Archivist’s discretion. The charge for this service is an administration fee of £40 per order and a ‘per capture’ fee of £5.00 for double page captures, £7.50 up to A1 size and £10 above A1 size. For very large items, there may also be a digital processing fee of £30. If making an image request, please return a completed copy of the archive Copyright and Publication Declaration , as a scanned attachment to an email, to the Archivist.
Family and House History Enquiries
Owing to increased demand, it has become necessary to charge for research work undertaken by the Archivist.
Genealogical information held in the archives is confined to the following categories:
1) Members of the main branch of the Vane family.
2) Tenants holding properties such as farms or cottages directly of the estate – rental details only.
3) Estate and household staff – employment details only.
Records are not complete for any of the three categories, and the Estates do not hold birth, death or marriage records, or information relating to the family members of tenants and employees.
We do not hold references from former employers or job descriptions.
Please note that some records may be restricted including those records that are closed for 100 years from the date of creation.