Genealogist, Author and TV presenter.
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I have been researching family trees for over 20 years now. I came to genealogy from an interest in English social history. The novels of Dickens were my introduction to family history. After studying English at Hull University I ended up in Canterbury and learned my family history methodology at the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies.
It is hard to calculate but I would estimate that over the years I have investigated some 5000 family trees. The number of individuals is much much more difficult to guess at. Whether you require a people search or ancestry researched, there is little I have not encountered before.
At times I have been fortunate enough to be asked to appear on several television shows as a family history expert. The most notable being the BBC series Blood Ties and the most amusing the Gloria Hunniford Show where I was a guest with Lord Bath. That's me in the blue next to Lord Bath.
The first series of went on air in February 2000 and 6 programmes ran to March 2000. Presented by Martha Kearney, I researched the show and appeared regularly as the series' resident genealogist. Presented in a magazine format, several stories each week provided information on sources. I also presented and researched "Lost Royals", an hour long documentary for Granada TV.
I have written guides to family tree research in Australia and New Zealand for Your Family Tree magazine. I wrote a regular column for Practical Family History magazine since from 2006 and have written the cover feature for Your Family Tree magazine, Britain's most popular, many times. Topics include Records of the Poor, Parish Chest material, Wills and Marriage Licences. Check out my Publications page which is difficult to keep updated!. I wrote a monthly series on Neglected Sources for Family History Monthly and I currently write articles and answer problems for Who Do You Think You Are? magazine.
I used to work for Achievements Ltd and Windsor Ancestry Research. They now charge around £500 for a round of research. I charge around half of that for more work. Look at my Research page
Stephen Thomas 26 Aldington Meadows, Aldington, Kent, TN25 7EU
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