Genealogy to me is about uncovering the stories within our family history. Finding out the names, birth, marriage and deaths of our ancestors is great but it is the details of their lives that are really fascinating.
I am an experienced genealogist and lover of history. Studying towards the MSc in genealogy through Strathclyde University allowed me to really expand my knowledge. The projects enabled me to explore some diverse subjects: the names on a village WW1 memorial, the men involved in the Lincolnshire Rising in 1536 and Lincolnshire poachers in 19th Century. I was very pleased to achieve the MSc qualification with a distinction.
In 2010 a dream of mine came true when I had a book published. Lady Under Fire on the Western Front is a transcription of the letters of Lady Dorothie Feilding written during her time driving ambulances in the First World War. I often give talks on Lady Dorothie to local interested groups.
Now based back in my home county of Lincolnshire, I have taken this opportunity to start my Family History Diggers business and help people with their family history research.
- Archival Research
- Family history
- First World War
- Local History
Part time tutor at University of Warwick - Centre of Lifelong Learning
Taught a degree-level evening course in Genealogy for two academic years
Volunteer at Greenwich Maritime Museum
Transcribing 1915 Crew Lists from a series of scanned images for publication on the internet (https://1915crewlists.rmg.co.uk/)
MSc Genealogical, Palaeographical and Heraldic Studies - distinction at University of Strathclyde
Dissertation titles: PG Dip – Who were the participants of the Lincolnshire Rising of 1536 and what were the outcomes of their involvement? MSc – Who were the poachers of Lincolnshire and how were they and their families impacted by the changes in Game Laws between 1800 and 1900?
Preparing to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector - Level 3 at Warwickshire College
Postgraduate Certificate in Genealogical, Palaeographical Studies at University of Strathclyde
Project title: World War I war dead from a small Leicestershire Village
2:1 BA (Hons) English and History at University of Wolverhampton