Skills & Experience

I am a professional and experienced genealogist based in Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire. I am an expert on family trees including the use of DNA to build connections, and WW1 soldier research.

I am also an efficient and tenacious researcher, with lots of experience both in archives and online, including working as an archive assistant and digitisation officer.

My research interests include the Great War, the history of teasmades, the history of canals, house histories, and Edwardian estate agents.


I am currently studying for a Masters Degree in Local and Family History. I have completed the following modules:

  • Skills And Sources for Family And Local History In England
  • House History
  • The Theory and Context of Recordkeeping
  • Archive Management Principles And Practice
  • English Palaeography And Diplomatic

I expect to complete my Masters in 2018.


  • Student Member of the Register of Qualified Genealogists
  • Member of Wiltshire Family History Society
  • International subscriptions for many genealogy sites including Ancestry and Find My Past, as well as sites for old maps, for old newspapers and for military records.
  • Kennet and Avon Canal Trust


Newspapers and Magazines, Print and Online



  • BBC Wiltshire and other local stations
  • Maggie Philbin
  • Vanessa Feltz

Public appearances

My usual fee is £50 plus expenses. Please contact me for details of talks available.