I am an experienced family history researcher, having spent over ten years researching my own family tree and unlocking its varied secrets.
My background includes a masters degree from the University of East Anglia, where I gained my research skills in local and regional history, including palaeography.
I live in a small village in beautiful North Norfolk, where I am involved in our Heritage Research Project. I have researched the servicemen whose names appear on our War Memorial, those men who fought, died and survived World War 1. We hold regular exhibitions in our Church showcasing these findings, and for the commemorations of the 100th anniversary of those servicemen who lost their lives. Our research is posted on our village website and other local WW1 websites.
In my own research, and research for my local heritage project, I have successfully used:
- Census returns
- Parish Registers (births, marriages and deaths), including transcribing from local archives
- Bishops transcripts
- Maps, including Tithe maps
- Regimental records and war dairies
- Family papers and photographs
- Army service records
- Commonwealth War Graves records and photographs
- International Red Cross records
- Web archives and resources.
If you need help with your family research, or with a local history research project, contact me for an initial consultation. All information will be kept strictly confidential.