Who am I?
always been interested in family history. As a child my parents
were amazed to find me drawing up family trees and constructing
imaginary families. From childhood also I have had a strong interest
in all types of history, both written and unwritten - from geology,
through archaeology, to family and local history. It was while I
was at University that I was first introduced to historical documents.
My final year thesis involved the use of 16th and 17th century documents.
After leaving University I started to trace my own ancestry and,
after a spell working for the Archaeology Unit in Northamptonshire,
where during my spare time I transcribed several parish registers,
I moved to Kent and took up professional family history research.
Between 1983 and 1986 I took the three-year Diploma in (Kent) Local
History at the University here in Canterbury, achieving a Distinction
for my final year dissertation on a local history topic.
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