About Anne Sherman

Anne is a qualified genealogist and has been a family history researcher for over 30 years. In 2015 she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Genealogy, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies, with Strathclyde University.

Brick walls or just pit stops?

By |January 29th, 2016|

Many family history researchers will encounter a ‘brick wall’ in their research at some point, but how many are true brick walls and how many are just pit stops due to poor research skills or records that are not online?

I often look at genealogical forums to see if I can offer any assistance where others […]

A 1638 Migration from Rowley, Yorkshire to America

By |January 21st, 2016|

In 1638 the Rev. Ezekiel Rogers and his parishioners are said to have migrated from Rowley, East Yorkshire to Massachusetts, America and started a new settlement which he named Rowley. However there is some confusion regarding his companions and if they were actually from the parish of Rowley, and also the lack of parish registers […]

RIP Family Tree Maker?

By |December 23rd, 2015|

Earlier this month (December) Ancestry announced they would not be producing new versions of their Family Tree Maker (FTM) programme, and will stop supporting current software at the end of next year.  So what does this mean to current users?

The main effects will be losing the link to the Ancestry website with regards to online […]

Newsletter – December 2015

By |December 6th, 2015|

I wanted to thank all of you for your custom and family history research enquires since the business started in 2013. A lot has happened in the past year and I would like to bring you up to date.

The most important change is that I am now a qualified genealogist having past the 2 year […]

Don’t put off until tomorrow – talk about it this Christmas.

By |November 30th, 2015|

As Christmas draws near some of us will be planning to visit relations or have a family get-together. Often these occasions are one of the few when all of the family meet up (apart from weddings, christenings and funerals), but how often do you discuss family history or traditions?

In the genealogy magazine, Your Family Tree […]

Coats of Arms as Gifts

By |November 3rd, 2015|

As Christmas approaches and thoughts turn to the special gift we can give to friends and family, the catalogues selling personalised gifts nearly always included something along the lines of history of surnames or heraldry merchandise.  These catalogues would have you believe that everyone with the same surnames descends from the same wealthy family or have […]