Diane Thomas MA

Diane Thomas

I have been researching genealogy professionally since 1995.  I have the IHGS Higher Certificate in Genealogy; a BA in History (first class honours), which concentrated on Local History of South-East England; and, more recently in 2012, I achieved an MA, with distinction, in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. 

I research primarily in the Kent and Sussex archives, concentrating on families from the early modern period and up to the early 1800s.  My MA dissertation was on “The Great Migration” to New England in the 1630s.  As a result, my recent clients have included many Americans whose ancestors left England at that time.  I have recently had published, in Kent Archaeology Society’s “Archaeologia Cantiana” an article entitled “Motivations for  the ‘Great Migration’ to New England 1628-1640, the Case of the Kentish Passengers on the ‘Hercules’, March 1635”. 

I also offer palaeography of difficult to read early documents, mostly in English but with some limited Latin.

Contact Diane Thomas

Telephone: 01892 522543

Email: dethomas@hotmail.co.uk

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21 Bayham Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN2 5HR

I have employed Diane to do genealogical research for me over the past 12 years and not once has she ever let me down with the results of her research.
Whatever I have requested needs researching Diane has always come up with the answers and always looks outside the box as well. There is always reasoning to her research and the research is at the highest level possible.
I always look forward to finding out what she has discovered and have never been disappointed.
I would recommend Diane to anybody who is considering having any research done in Kent or Sussex and the research is definitely value for money.

Gareth Booker

I can thoroughly recommend Diane to do research on family histories, particularly if it concerns the South East Counties. Diane carried out the work effectively, was easy to communicate with and gave good advice on how to progress the research. I intend to continue to my interest in our family history and would have no hesitation in asking Diane to continue the work when the time comes.

Jonathan Bush

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Specialities

  • Family History
  • Sussex Research
  • Local History
  • Kent Research
  • Palaeography
  • Historic Location Photography
  • Society of Genealogists
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