Getting Started in Family History

Anne Sherman

Leaves Family History Research Services
Yorkshire & Humber
Notice Period:
Regular (more than one month's notice)
Paid: £50 plus travel expenses.
25th November 2017
Family History | Genealogy

Television programmes such as ‘Who Do You Think You Are?‘, ‘Heir Hunters‘ and ‘Long Lost Families‘ have encouraged an increasing number of people to trace their ancestry. Easier internet access and an increasing number of online records have made researching family history easier. But how do you actually start?

This presentation looks at the most common questions family historians get asked, such as: the difference between genealogy and family history, Why do it? Is it expensive and how to get started? Have you found out anything interesting?

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About Anne Sherman

I have been researching family histories for over 30 years and qualified as a Genealogist with a Post Graduate diploma in the Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies in 2015. My dissertation was on the lives of the Victorian deaf born in East Yorkshire between 1840 and 1850. I have also researched those who left Rowley, East Yorkshire to found Rowley in Massachusetts, USA in 1638. I am also a qualified tutor.

In 2013 I set up Leaves Family History Research Services ( and will research family histories for clients or teach them how to research their family trees, either with a one-to-one personalised coaching basis, in a classroom or via my online course.

I am a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and The Register of Qualified Genealogists (RQG). I am also on the advisory broad of Free UK Genealogy.

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