Sue Adams

Sue Adams

Sue Adams undertakes bespoke family history and genealogy research, provides one-to-one research advice, and gives talks on family history topics.

Sue specialises in English manorial records, land records and maps. A typical client has encountered a reference to copyhold property and wants to understand how that can help trace their genealogy and family history. Records of copyhold property tenure are rich genealogical sources that prevailed in England up to the 1920s.

Qualifications & experience

Sue started researching her own family from Suffolk, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire in 1997.   She completed an undergraduate Open University course in Family and Community History in 2001, and went on to be awarded an MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde in 2012.  She has been working as a professional genealogist since 2012.

Sue is a genealogical truth seeker.  She combines genealogical research skills and information technology in her work.  The skills she employs to ascertain ancestral relationships as accurately as possible include:

research planning
analysis of prior work
finding relevant historical documents in archives and online
transcription of old handwriting
historical document analysis
combining information from a wide range of sources
use of genealogical software
use of mapping and web technologies

A no-obligation initial consultation determines your requirements free of charge.  The results of work presented as a research report typically includes:

A statement of the research objective and scope of research
Clear explanation of conclusions presented
A genealogical summary in an appropriate format
Full citations of all sources
Charts and maps that summarize and clarify your family history
Copies of all documents (or a transcript if copyright, access or usage restrictions apply)
Transcripts of difficult manuscript documents
Documentation of searches performed, including negative searches
Recommendations for further research

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Geographic coverage

Based in the east of England, she has ready access to archives and repositories in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon, Northamptonshire and Essex.  She is prepared travel further afield to access records.

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  • Land, Manorial and Estate Records
  • Palaeography
  • Family History
  • Speakers / Talks
  • One to One Research Advice
  • Suffolk Research
  • Norfolk Research
  • Cambridgeshire Research
  • Huntingdonshire Research
  • Essex Research
Box A, 14 Charterhouse Buildings
Goswell Road
London EC1M 7BA