I offer a genealogy and family history research service for people whose ancestors lived in Somerset, Devon and other counties in the south west of England. I carry out research both for newcomers to family history who prefer to have research carried out by a professional and for more experienced researchers unable to visit the south west.
Although many indexes and digitised documents relevant to family history research are now available online, they represent only the tip of the iceberg. Many other sources are only available in their original format in local repositories, and overcoming 'brick walls' in family history research is often dependent on identifying and consulting them.
I am an experienced professionally-qualified genealogist, having been awarded a Diploma in Genealogy, an advanced qualification demonstrating a thorough knowledge of sources and techniques and the expertise to carry out professional research for clients. I am also a Member of AGRA, and have carried out research for hundreds of clients both in the UK and overseas.
As well as details of my services as a professional genealogist, there is also information on this website about my research into the ancestry of William Davenport, an ancestor of Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, now Duchess of Cambridge.