Historical Research Services

Schools & Communities

Our experienced team will help uncover, prove and write the important stories about your school or community that celebrates major milestones in your historic journey.

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Schools & Communities

Our bespoke history services will help you capture your stories, celebrate your traditions and connect with your community.


Milestone Events

Stories about you that celebrate your milestone. We have the capacity to produce anything from short stories for web and print material, to a coffee-table book that tells your history.

Historical Biography

Short or long biographies giving an account of a contribution to your school or community, of a valued person or group of people, or the history of an event or service.

Personal Biographies

Public material research into people with the potential to benefit your school or community.

Historical Interviews

Historical interviews that discover a unique viewpoint, in the words and voice of a person or group, recording it for posterity. Products can include digital recordings, written transcripts, or original work produced from interview material.

Historical Curator Service

A curator services that helps to conserve your history by curating a pre-existing collection, researching in your archives to produce documented research and writing, helping to establish or organise your archives, or producing a continuing body of original work that is developed with a specific need or audience in mind.


The main purpose of historical research is to gain an understanding of the past by examining and interpreting historical evidence. This type of research can offer valuable insights into past societies, individuals, and events and can provide an understanding of how they have contributed to the world as we know it today. Through historical research, we can gain an appreciation for how historical context has shaped human experiences, beliefs, and actions.

Various individuals and organisations may find historical research services beneficial such as:

  • Academic institutions – Historians and scholars often use historical research services to conduct research for academic publications, theses, and dissertations.
  • Museums and cultural organisations – These organisations may need historical research services to develop exhibits, create educational materials, and curate collections.
  • Genealogists and family historians – People who want to trace their family history and genealogy often rely on historical research services to access records, such as census data, birth and death certificates, and immigration records.
  • Legal firms – Lawyers and legal firms may use historical research services to research the history of a property or to investigate a legal case that has historical roots.
  • Government agencies – Government agencies may require historical research services to conduct investigations or to support policy development.
  • Media organisations – Journalists and media organisations may need historical research services to gather background information on a story or to fact-check historical events.
  • Corporations – Companies may use historical research services to investigate their own history or the history of their competitors, as well as to conduct due diligence in mergers and acquisitions.
  • Non-profit organisations – Non-profit organisations may use historical research services to research their own history, or to investigate the history of the communities they serve.

Historical research can provide numerous benefits to schools and communities by promoting a deeper understanding of the past, developing critical thinking skills, promoting cultural awareness and tolerance, preserving local history, and engaging with the community. Through historical research, students and community members can gain a better appreciation of the events that have shaped their world and their identity. Engaging in research activities also requires critical thinking and analytical skills that are valuable in many areas of life. 

Additionally, learning about different cultures and perspectives can promote empathy and respect for diversity, leading to increased cultural awareness and tolerance. Preserving local history through historical research can ensure that future generations understand and appreciate their heritage. Lastly, it helps bring communities together, build connections and strengthen the sense of community.

Historical curator service provides help in curating and conserving historical objects, documents, and other related items. This involves:

  • Collection management
    This involves cataloguing and organising collections of historical artefacts and documents, as well as preserving them for future generations.
  • Exhibit development
    Historical curator services may work with museums and other organisations to develop exhibits that showcase historical artefacts and documents in engaging and informative ways.
  • Research Assistance
    Scholars, historians, and other individuals seeking access to historical materials may receive research aid from historical curator services.
  • Preservation
    Historical curator services may assist with the preservation of historical materials, including conservation and restoration services.
  • Education and outreach
    Historical curator services may offer educational programs and outreach activities to help people learn about the history of a particular place, period, or event.

To provide a thorough record of significant accomplishments, it’s necessary to include the following information when documenting milestones:

  • The date on which the milestone was achieved provides a clear timeline of the accomplishment.
  • A detailed description of the milestone outlining what was accomplished and how it was achieved.
  • The significance of the milestone is to convey its impact on the individual, organisation, or project.
  • Any challenges or obstacles faced during the milestone achievement process should be documented to provide context and insight into the achievement.
  • The results of the milestone should be included to showcase the tangible outcomes of the accomplishment.
  • Any plans related to the milestone or its impact should be documented to provide a roadmap for ongoing progress and success.
  • The individuals or teams who contributed to the milestone should be recognized to acknowledge their efforts and give credit where credit is due.
Cameron TorranceCranbrook School
Cranbrook School engaged Worthington Clark to assist with our Centenary research preparation. The relationship has been seamless and thoroughly professional. We have enjoyed the flexibility of the Worthington Clark team in their pursuit of interesting and engaging stories. The depth of research is always evident in each story presented.
Cameron Torrance
Director of Development Cranbrook School
The Cranbrook Centenary Website has recently been launched acknowledging the contribution by Worthington Clark for our work in researching and writing the stories and videos on the website.
Cranbrook School