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.
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