Genealogist, Family History Researcher
Victoria Coyle is a professional genealogist and social historian based in Lancashire. She undertakes family history and genealogy research, as well as providing one-to-one research advice. She also gives family history and social history talks.
She qualified with a BA (Hons) in History and English in 1996 and then completed her Postgraduate Certificate of Education and embarked upon a teaching career. After having spent several years studying her own family history and helping others with their research, she gained an MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographical and Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde in 2019.
Her family history reports weave local and national events, so that the researched information is placed within a context. As well as running her own family history research business, Victoria continues to work as a teacher (whose students range from age 7 to adult) on a self-employed basis. She also undertakes educational talks on genealogy and social history. She is a member of the Guild of One Name Studies and is researching the surnames Croston and Brockbank. She is also a member of the Family and Community Historical Research Society. In her spare time she continues to develop her knowledge of Latin.
- Qualified Teacher
- Social Historian
BA (Hons) History and English at Bolton Institute of Higher Education
Dissertation Title: Infant Mortality in Bolton 1945-1965: in a national context.
Postgraduate Certificate in Education. at St Martin's College, Lancaster
Postgraduate Certificate in Genealogical, Palaeographical & Heraldic Studies. at University of Strathclyde
Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogical, Palaeographical & Heraldic Studies. at University of Strathclyde
Project Title: What were the backgrounds and life outcomes of boys sent to Lostock Certified Industrial School? A case study of selected boys mentioned in logbooks between 1881 and 1911.
MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographical & Heraldic Studies at University of Strathclyde
Dissertation title: Cotton Textile Workers in Bolton, 1861-1865, in what way can Poor Law Records further an understanding of the Cotton Famine? A genealogical and socio-economic study.