About me

My Background:

  • BA (Hons) degree in History.
  • Associate Member of AGRA – Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives.
  • Over 10 years of experience in researching my own family history and that of relatives and friends.
  • As part of my own research, I have discovered relatives in Canada and Germany, contacted them and organised (with their help) family reunions – in 2011 I travelled to Canada and met 50 relatives, and in 2012 I travelled to Germany and met a further 30 relatives.
  • Individually, I have traced my patrilineal line back to the 1700s, and by collaborating with other researchers in my family network, I have traced other parts of my own family back to the 1500s.
  • Friendly and approachable local researcher – I do this myself, I am not a big ┬ábusiness!
  • I am based in Yate, North of Bristol – within easy research of Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and South Wales. Research in the Midlands and London can also be arranged.

How I do business with you

My business policy is fully transparent: all fees and expenses will be agreed with you up front, there will be no surprise costs.