Joanne is a professional genealogist based in Staffordshire, West Midlands UK. Currently studying for an MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographical and Heraldic Studies with the University of Strathclyde, and has completed the certificate and diploma.
She has a keen interest in local and social history, researching the people behind industry and occupations in the 18th and 19th centuries. Her ongoing project concentrates on women in the 19th century Temperance Movement, particularly in the Midlands region, their links to Quakerism and migration to the USA. Joanne is a volunteer at Staffordshire Archives and Redfern’s Cottage Museum of Uttoxeter Life.
With previous tutoring experience, she is developing as a local tutor in adult education to deliver family history to beginners and budding genealogists in the Staffordshire and Derbyshire areas and online.
Joanne’s family history concentrates on Wales, Lancashire, Yorkshire and the US and she has researched her ancestry and links to the Shuttleworths of Burnley and Alice Nutter (Alice Whittaker) one of the Pendle Witches.
Joanne is an active RQG member and involved in the RQG mentoring scheme, student hub and communications group.
Services include: bespoke family history projects, UK and US ancestry, house and building history, local history & heritage projects, tutoring, RQG mentoring scheme, mentoring for business, and freelance research support.
Please visit the website for project updates and blogs www.joannegenealogy.co.uk