As with all archives, our records are incomplete and we have both strengths and weaknesses. Whilst we do not hold full army service records, we do hold the war diaries for each antecedent regiment of The Royal Lancers during the Great War and World War II plus other documents which often contain information on individuals. We have access to the Sherwood Rangers and The South Notts Hussars archives which have similar records. Personal memoirs, diaries and letters exist from most periods, and we are of course strong on regimental history and uniforms. So we can help in genealogical research, but there are sometimes limitations. If after searching our archives we find we cannot help, we will suggest alternative sources.
To get the best value from our research, enquirers should add as much information as possible and be precise about regimental titles and numbers, and provide the full names of persons and places.
Fees for research are levied on a not-for-profit basis and used to fund the conservation and maintenance of the museum and its archives. The charge for an initial enquiry is GBP15.00, payable in advance. Please use the Pay Pal ‘Donate Now’ button below. You do not need a PayPal account and your payment is totally secure.
Alternatively you can write to us, enclosing a cheque made payable to RLNY Museum, at this address: RLNY Museum, Thoresby Courtyard, Thoresby Park, Nr Perlethorpe, Nottinghamshire NG22 9EP .
This fee is based on one hour of research for relevant information and the preparation of a helpful and informative response. If there is more information potentially available and more time is needed, you will be told in advance. This may result in a quotation for additional work.
Important Note – please make your £15 payment using the PayPal ‘Donate Now’ button below before sending the message form. Fees are levied on a not-for-profit basis and used to fund the museum. No research can be undertaken until payment is received.