About Anne

Qualified Genealogy Researcher


Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies at Strathclyde University.

Certificate in Teaching and Learning (Level 6)

Achieved Qualified Teaching and Learning Skills (QTLS) Status


The Register of Qualified Genealogists (RQG)

Advisory board member of Free UK Genealogy.

Lincolnshire Family History Society

Leaves Family History Research Services is run by Anne in East Yorkshire, a Qualified Genealogy Researcher and Tutor.

As a Researcher and Tutor she offers a range of services to help anyone with an interest in Family History or who is looking for a personalised and unique gift for family or friends.

Anne has over 30 years of genealogical research experience and has completed a number of family history courses including a Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies at Strathclyde University.

Since 2009 she has taught various courses in Family History Research at Hull College as well as for private and charitable organisations in East Yorkshire. Anne qualified as an Adult Education tutor after completing a two year training course and became accredited as a Qualified Teacher in 2012.

In 2013 and 2014 Anne completed two Professional Learning modules in Genealogical Studies (both with Distinctions) for ‘Connecting Family: Online and Virtually’ and ‘Google for the Wise Genealogist’, from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. In 2019 she completed a short “Investigating the Victorians” social history course with Oxford University.

Find out how Anne solved a 15 year mystery published in the Who Do You Think You Are magazine (October 2013), in her regular blog.

In 2015 Anne assisted the Wall to Wall Media production company by researching part of Paul Hollywood’s ancestry for the Who Do You Think You Are? television programme.

Anne also contributes to a number of family history forums, websites and magazines, and gives talks to social groups about family history topics, as well as being on the Free UK Genealogy Advisory Board, and a member of the RQG Communications Team.

As a member of the Register of Qualified Genealogists (RQG), Anne abides by their Professional Standards and Professional Development requirements.


In Loving Memory of my Wonderful Husband

who passed away in August 2020 after a long battle with cancer.

It was only with the support of him and my parents that I became a Qualified Genealogist. Stuart not only gave me the encouragement and support to enable me to start up this business, he also followed me around the various family history shows I attended and enjoyed collecting brochures etc. for me.

He will be very greatly missed.

Read Anne’s research here:

THE DEAF AND DUMB IN THE 19th CENTURY – An East Yorkshire study of children born deaf between 1840 and 1850.  Victorian Deaf & Dumb_dissertation

Radio Interview

Click here to listen to Anne’s interview with Les Smith on BeverleyFM radio. (broadcast Nov 2016)

Anne at Beverley FM with Les Smith