Bannister, Carol


Bannister, Carol

Genealogist, University Tutor and Director of the Register of Qualified Genealogists

  • Buildings/Locations research, Education, Individuals/Families research, Mentoring/Tutoring, Research, Seminars/Courses, Speaking
  • Nottinghamshire, England
  • Updated 5 years ago


Carol qualified with an MSc in Genealogical Studies at the University of Strathclyde in 2011 and established ‘Ancestors Direct’, her own genealogical research business, in 2009. Carol is passionate about genealogical research and teaching.  Carol has been a tutor on the Genealogical Studies Programme at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland since 2013 to the present.

Based in the Midlands in England, Carol has easy access to archives and repositories in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. She will travel to other UK archives if needed.

Her current personal genealogical research is based on the Nottinghamshire Ecclesiastical Court records and is titled ‘ The Ecclesiastical Courts, Puritans and Papists: Religious Persecution and Toleration in Nottinghamshire.’

Current roles

Qualified Genealogist and Director of Ancestors Direct. To learn more, contact me at

Tutor on the Genealogical Studies Programme at the University of Strathclyde.

Director and founder member of the Register of Qualified Genealogists and the Journal of Qualified Genealogists.

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  • Complex genealogical research problems
  • Genealogical and family history research across the world
  • House Histories
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Nottinghamshire Derbyshire and Leicestershire research
  • Palaeography
  • Teaching and tutoring


  • 1995
    Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University
  • current
    Tutor Genealogical Studies Programme at University of Strathclyde


  • 2011
    MSc Genealogical Studies at University of Strathclyde
  • 2003
    BSc (Hons) at The Open University


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