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About Me

I have been researching family history for more than 30 years. My interest was sparked by the unusual first name of my mother in law, Rimmelion, a name which continues within the family.

I have researched my own, extended family tree and assisted numerous friends and relatives to discover more about their own families.

I have researched both English and Scottish civil and parish records in addition to researching the National Records of Scotland, The National Archives and local archives and libraries.

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I am a Member of the Association of Scottish Genealogists and Researchers in Archives www.asgra.co.uk, an Associate Member of the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives www.agra.org.uk, a Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists www.apgen.org, and a Member of the Register of Qualified Genealogists www.qualifiedgenealogists.org.

In June 2016 I graduated with Merit as Master of Letters (M Litt) in Family and Local History with the University of Dundee Centre for Information and Archives Studies www.dundee.ac.uk.

I completed modules in Skills and Sources for Family and Local History in England, English Palaeography, Skills and Sources for Family and Local History in Scotland, Public History, House History, Military Records and Heraldry. My dissertation investigated the Anti-Compulsory Vaccination Movement of Keighley in the 1870s.

I am an Honorary Teaching Fellow of the University of Dundee and tutor their on-line family history courses.

I am now undertaking a PhD investigating objections to compulsory vaccination in Scotland between 1863 and 1914.

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How I Can Help You

I will provide a free, no obligation, 30 minute initial telephone assessment during which I will estimate the duration and cost of the work. Face to face assessments will incur a cost for travel expenses.

In order to make my assessment I will ask you to provide me with some information and to share with me the results of any research you may have already undertaken.

I will advise you about when I can start on research on your behalf.

We will agree the scope of the research and I will provide you with an estimate of the costs involved.

The proposed research scheme and a copy of my terms and conditions will be sent to you for your agreement and signature prior to commencement of research.

The estimate will be valid for one calendar month. In the event you do not commission research within this period, a revised estimate will be issued and agreed.

Speaking Engagements

I give talks to groups, and in April 2017 I presented a workshop at "Who Do You Think You Are? Live" in Birmingham.

Contact Me

For further information or to request an estimate please email me:
sylvia@recoveryourroots.co.uk

or phone: 07932 819282.

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