I taught Family History for two years at Warwick University's Centre for Lifelong Learning.  I have also delivered short talks and courses on how to research your World War 1 ancestors.


I can deliver talks on our book, Lady Under Fire on the Western Front and its subject: Lady Dorothie Feilding

As part of my studies towards an MSc in Genealogy I have researched the Lincolnshire Rebellion of 1536 and poaching in 19th Century Lincolnshire.  I can offer talks on both these subjects including customisation of the poaching talk to include details of poachers local to your part of the county.

Talks and Classes

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Family History for Absolute Beginners

Inspired by Who do you think you are?  but don't know where to start.  Join me for an introduction to all things family history.  By the end of the session you should feel more confident about making a start on your family history research - but watch out - it's addictive!

Researching your WWI ancestors

A guide to the sources available to help you research ancestors in the Army and Navy in the First World War.

Census records

This session will cover the history of the census, a review of the data available in each version of the census, how to search the census records effectively. This will also include information on the 1939 Registration Survey which is a census in all but name.

Birth, baptism and bastardy

Civil registration of births, baptism records and a look at illegitimacy.

Marriage and divorce

A look at different types of marriage, looking at divorce and how the poor made their own arrangements. 

Death and burial

A look at various records relating to death: civil registration of deaths, parish registers, memorials and  monumental inscriptions.

Military records

This is a large area to cover and so can be tailored to requirements.

Scottish records

An introduction to the records: census, parish registers and civil registration, in Scotland. 

Irish records

An introduction to the records: census, parish registers and civil registration, in Ireland


Immigration and Emigration

A look at where people came from who emigrated to the UK and the records they generated.   Also the records of those who left the UK and went to America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.  Including a brief look at American census.

Criminal ancestors

Want to track down a criminal ancestor?  An introduction to court, prison and newspaper records.

This list is by no means exhaustive.  Whatever your requirements please get in touch.