About us


The talbot was a hunting dog common in the Middle Ages, a type of bloodhound praised for its ability to seek out anything that is lost. At Talbot Research we enthusiastically search for the answers to your historical puzzles. This is not just a job for us. We all love history and heritage. It is our passion and we want to share it with you.

A young company, through our network of professional research we draw on decades of experience in investigating an enormous range of sources in every geographical region. Based in the UK, we will follow the trail wherever in the world it takes us.

While our business is the past we are a modern company, always making use of the latest technologies and online sources to deliver you answers with speed and efficiency. But we will never cut corners and where appropriate we will dig away in the archives to give you the complete story.

Communication is important to the service we give you and we use social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) to connect with our current and future clients, sharing our discoveries and interests as widely as possible. If you want to contact us at any stage, just drop us an email, pick up the phone, or write to us – we will be happy to help.

All our projects are supervised by our Head of Research, Jeremy Goldsmith. Drawing on an academic background in history and legally qualified, he has worked with individuals and organisations on historical projects for over 10 years. Published in UK genealogy magazines and journals, he gives public talks and workshops around the country.