I was in my early twenties when I discovered my love for understanding my ancestry. I was lucky. At the time, both my Grandparents still had siblings and cousins who were alive and most of them were willing to share snippets and information to help me on my way.
By then I was already on the professional path to a career in pharmacy, despite that, my love of history and my ancestry grew and I then made the decision to follow my dreams and undertake a degree in History which I completed with Honours in 2000.
I returned to pharmacy management as the profession was about to undergo some serious changes and development and therefore it was not a good time to leave a profession that had always been good to me.
Those changes came and I was left pondering that perhaps NOW was the time for a life change. Develop my research business and follow my dreams! My own ancestry is still there to be explored, written about, shared and enjoyed and so as new year dawns, so does changes within my work life and the development of a new business.
As part of my research I have over the years undertaken a One Place Study and two One Name Studies and a member of the Guild of One Name Studies.
I am also member of various Family History, Genealogical and History Societies.
I can be found blogging at Anglers Rest, which is the name of our house in the South West of England. I am married to a rather enthusiastic angler so Anglers Rest was the perfect name for our home and my blog.
My blog focuses on predominately anything that interests me – antiques, genealogy, books, writing cooking and a variety of other things! My passions are reading and genealogy.
Besides all that, I am a member of the Association of Graveyard Rabbits and contribute to their online journal, usually in the International section. Any photographs I take of graves and alike can be found at my specific website called Grave Encounters.
I also contribute to Historical Tapestry a blog that focuses on Historical Fiction.