I have been researching my own family history in Yorkshire and Ireland for many years and I have an MA in History and a Higher Certificate in Genealogy from the IHGS (Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies). I previously worked as a librarian and records manager in universities and local government and this has given me an in depth knowledge of records and archives and their historical context.
I am very active in Hebden Bridge Local History Society where I am a member of the committee and Assistant Librarian and also provide regular help and advice sessions. I am a guide for Calderdale Heritage Walks, planning and running historic walks in the local area. My study into the surname Pickersgill is registered with the Guild of One Name Studies and I have had several articles published on local historical walks.
I have a PTLLS qualification to teach adults and run regular courses on family history at Calderdale Adult Learning and can provide one to one tuition.
Evergreen Ancestry is a professional genealogical service and I take time to understand the needs of a client before undertaking research and all research carried out is thorough, well presented and delivered to a pre-arranged deadline and agreed costs.
Based in the South Pennines, I am ideally located to carry out research in Yorkshire, Lancashire and Westmoreland. My research specialisms include Roman Catholic records and other non-conformist registers.
I provide a 30 minute free, no obligation consultation to assess what research could be undertaken.
Mobile: 0771 431 3257
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1 Castle Cottage
With very little to go on initially you have succeeded in tracing my family’s history much further back than I had originally imagined possible. And best of all is the fact one can be quite sure of the results, since they are based on the original documents; some of the early wills are, for someone like myself, virtually unreadable. Your enthusiasm and persistence throughout the search has certainly made a great difference. I also found that the background historical information you were able to bring to the task was valuable.
Dr C., London
Evergreen Ancestry assisted me when I could not move my family history search forward. Their expertise got the search back on track and gave me confidence to proceed. Insightful knowledge of this area, approachability, professionalism and patience made the difference, discovering much more than I could have achieved on my own.
Mr A., Bedfordshire
I just want to say that your work is quite splendid. It is so beautifully presented it is a pleasure to read and it reflects the care you have taken with every aspect of the work.
Mrs F., Cambridgeshire