I am a family history researcher based in the heart of West Yorkshire, ideally located for undertaking archive research in that county and the wider Yorkshire area.
My fascination for history is lifelong. I studied Modern History at Liverpool University, graduating with a BA (Hons). After graduating, I worked in the civil service as a policy manager, a role which involved a significant amount of planning, coordinating, research and writing. Throughout it all, I retained my love of history. This extended to researching my own family history, which is predominantly from Yorkshire and County Mayo, and undertaking formal learning and development.
In 2016 I completed the Pharos Tutors Family History Skills and Strategies (Intermediate) Certificate Course passing with a distinction, receiving the highest overall mark of students graduating that year. I am now in my second year of the Pharos Tutors Family History Skills and Strategies (Advanced) Distance Learning Course.
I have a one-name study, Aveyard, registered with the Guild of One-Name Studies. I am a committee member of the Batley History Group. I am also a member of several Family History Societies.
In addition to Yorkshire research, I have a keen interest in Great War research. I am a frequent visitor to the battlefields of the Western Front. In 2014 I published a booklet about the 76 men whose names are inscribed on the Batley St Mary of the Angels War Memorial which sold out. I am currently writing another book about men who fought in the First World War, which is due to be published in 2018.
In 2017 I took a momentous step: I left my civil service career to pursue full-time my passion for history and family history research.
Please see my website for details about the family history services I provide.
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Congratulations on an excellent piece of research. It all fits perfectly.....I will no doubt read and re read your research several times before it all sinks in. There is a lot of other family information in there....I am sure I will come back to you to do more research as all my brick walls are in Yorkshire.
Thank you so much for your work. We were really impressed with amount of research you did in such a short time. If you are happy to continue on with research I would like that.