I specialise in researching families with roots and connections in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. I tackle family history projects of all sizes, helping unconfident researchers, remote professionals needing a pair of hands on the ground, and others wanting an unusual birthday present or a family mystery solved.
House and Site History
For both archaeologists and householders interested in their properties, I provide documentary evidence for historic building assessments. I research ownership, occupation and usage histories. I work closely with a historic building archaeologist to find what secrets of a building’s history is hidden in its fabric and construction.
I regularly visit the county archives for Devon in Exeter, Somerset at Norton Fitzwarren and Kresen Kernow in Redruth. I also make periodical visits to the National Archives at Kew, and the British Library in London to support Westcountry research in national collections.
Family History Tuition and Talks
I am an online Tutor with the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies (IHGS). I can offer one-to-one guidance via video-link and talks on aspects of family history and research to groups.
- Genealogy for Cornwall Devon and Somerset
- House and site history including desk based assessments occupation and usage histories
- Member of AGRA
1988 - 2015
BA in History, Post-graduate Certificate in Education, Higher Certificate in Genealogy, Diploma in Genealogy at St David's University College (Wales) Lampeter and Institute of Heraldic & Genealogical Studies (IHGS)