Local/Family/House Research

Local/Family/House Research

The Museum is receiving more and more requests from around the world from individuals seeking information about their Rye ancestors, or a house, business or event associated with them.  We have been exploring ways for the Museum,  run entirely by volunteers, to cope more efficiently with these requests and have arrived at two decisions.

  • To speed  up development of a database for storing  established  facts about  the people, buildings and activities of Rye in former days —  to help our team of researchers and prevent unnecessary duplication of effort. This  accelerated program of data entry is underway.
  • To  standardise procedures for accepting a request, assigning it appropriately,  recording progress and reporting outcomes we are now asking anyone who wishes Museum help in their investigations to download and complete a form and  post  it to the Museum, together with a cheque for £20 to cover the initial search:   Research_form

Rye is proud of its rich and fascinating history and it is pleasing that so many wish to know more about it.  We trust these measures will help us provide a better service for enquirers.  In the process we expect to expand our bank of information  too!

First posted in Local History Research on 31st October 2012
Last updated: 5th February 2013
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