Joan completed the postgraduate certificate in genealogy, palaeography and heraldic studies with the University of Strathclyde last July and started the modular diploma in March this year.
She lives in Thame in Oxfordshire and is in the early stages of a one name study into her maiden name: Sarginson. It is proving to have many more variants spellings than she had expected and she has a website for that: https://sarginsonfamily.com/ and it is also registered with the Guild of One Name Studies.
Joan intends to continue with her studies and probably at some point go onto the Masters’ Programme. She also does some writing for people she finds in her research. Joan and her husband are trying to find out more about his Grandfather’s flying experience in WW1 and she’s also trying to track down a Sarginson who is on the WW1 memorial in the churchyard of the village she was born in. She will probably write something about both of these projects when they’ve managed to find out more.