Genealogist and Author
My interest in genealogy began in 2006, long before I realised I could turn it into a career. Researching my own tree uncovered long forgotten family secrets, such as a fourth great-grandfather who was a Prisoner of War during the Napoleonic Wars, a fourth great-grandmother who was a smuggler and a trigamist great-grandfather (married to three people at the same time!)
I believe every ancestor has a story to tell and love nothing more than acting as a detective and revealing their hidden stories. I established The Past Revealed to help others discover more about their family history.
I am currently based in South Derbyshire but lived in Dorset for over 20 years. I specialise in English genealogy.
I have always been interested in history and gained BSc (Hons) in Heritage Conservation in 2009 and MA Museum Studies in 2010 from Bournemouth University. I am also a graduate of the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies.
My first book ‘Discover Your Dorset Ancestors’ was published by Family History Books in 2022. I have written several magazine articles, including for Who Do You Think You Are Magazine and Dorset Magazine. I am currently writing my second book.
Diploma in Genealogy at IHGS
MA Museum Studies at Bournemouth University
BSc (Hons) Heritage Conservation at Bournemouth University