This is a rather unusual and wonderful auction item, from a very kind arrser. It will end on Monday 4th October at 1900 hours UK time. RESEARCHER FOR RENT Ever wanted to trace grand-dads WW1 military service but dont know where to start, dont have the time, or dont understand the records youve found? Well, now you can get 10 hours research in the National Archives at Kew by someone who understands WW1 Army records, copies of all the relevant original records, and a write-up of the results all you have to do is win the bidding. Points to note Even if I find nothing or very little, you still pay Im auctioning my time and knowledge, and it takes as long to find nothing as it does to find something. I need somewhere to start looking for a John Smith who was a gunner or maybe it was the infantry is not going to be very productive for either of us. For ORs I need as a minimum name, regiment and, unless it is a very unusual name, number; for officers name and regiment. If you win the bidding and it turns out you dont have enough information to allow me to conduct sensible research, then I reserve the right to offer myself to the next highest bidder. You get the results within 30 days of bids closing. Ive couched this in terms of WW1 soldiers but Im actually happy to research anything at Kew if it raises cash for Hols for Heroes. However, the further we move from WW1 soldiers the less I know asking me to research a WW1 RNVR officer is one thing, asking me to compile medical statistics for inbreeding in C18th rural Norfolk is probably not a good idea.