The reason for my late reply to your question on the Dyfed Mailing List of
12th May is that I have only just returned form a fortnight's researching at the
Pembrokeshire Record Office.
Nikki Bosworth writes articles, from time to time, in the Western Telegraph
to illustrate the sort of information that can be obtained from the documents
held at the Record Office hoping that this will encourage more poeple to make
use of it. The reason that she could not give any more information on your
Millards is because she will only have researched that which she needed to write
the article. All that she knows will have been put in the article and she will
not have researched the family in any further depth.
As an Archivist at the actual Record Office her time has to be paid for and
this is the 15 pounds per hour is the rate set by the County Council. She is
very experienced and knowledgeable and I think that for her time this fee is
reasonable as, with her knowledge of the archives, she will not waste any time
in looking for more information for you. As she is 'on the spot' she will soon
be able to establish if there are any more documents other than parish
records and will abstracts from the various indices and schedules.
I know that sometimes people advertise their services as researchers in
family history magazines at a cheaper rate but you do not often see them doing so
for Pembrokeshire. Obviously they will have to travel to the Record Office and
may have several visits before they find all the information available. Do
make sure before you ask them to research for you that you are made aware of
all the charges involved including any 'extras'.
Good luck with your searches.
Bye for now