I am a professional and experienced genealogist based in Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire. I am an efficient and tenacious researcher, with lots of experience both in archives and online, including working as an archive assistant and digitisation officer.
I am currently studying for a Masters Degree in Local and Family History. I have passed the following modules (equivalent to a Postgraduate Certificate):
- Skills And Sources for Family And Local History In England
- House History
- The Theory and Context of Recordkeeping
- Archive Management Principles And Practice
I am currently working on a module in English Palaeography And Diplomatic.
- 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
- Wootton Bassett in the Great War, by Sheridan Parsons (2014)
- Wallace and Gromit’s World of Invention
Newspapers and Magazines, Print and Online
- BBC News Online
- Country Life
- Daily Mail
- Wiltshire Life
- Northern Echo
- Swindon Advertiser
- Other local press, nationwide
- The One Show (BBC1)
- Wallace and Gromit’s World of Invention (BBC1)
- British Made (Channel 4)
- BBC Points West
- BBC Wiltshire and other local stations
- Maggie Philbin
- Vanessa Feltz
- Talks at libraries, Rotary, etc
- RWB Academy Legacy of War event
- Family History drop-ins, and more
My usual fee is £50 plus expenses. Please contact me for details of talks available.