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Professional Experience

  • Self-employed genealogist with over 15 years' family history research experience 
  • Worked with as an ExpertConnect Professional Researcher (held a 5-star rating)
  • Official Genealogist of Fentimans Ltd
  • Have undertaken research work for the "WDYTYA" production company for a programme on an ancestor's time in an asylum in the 1800s (screen date to be announced)
  • Assisted "The Times" newspaper with the UK family history of Hillary R Clinton
  • Assisted journalist & broadcaster, David Torrance, with the Durham family history research of Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon
  • Work in respect of a commission into the family history of musician, Bryan Ferry, featured in the Jeremy Deller touring exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne in 2014

Volunteer Experience

  • Currently assisting with the FamilySearch Indexing Project

Localities Covered

Specialist Skills

  • Professional Researcher
  • Guide for overseas clients visiting North East England
  • Experienced user of Personal Ancestral File (PAF)
  • 100% success rate in tracing Living Relatives
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • Headstone Photography
  • Family History mentor
  • Local/Social History

Archives & Libraries Frequented

  • Weekly visitor to my local LDS Family History Library and accustomed to accessing their wide range of family history resources
  • Weekly visitor to Durham, Gateshead & Newcastle upon Tyne Family History Centres
  • Weekly visitor to Tyne & Wear Archives Service (TWAS), Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Weekly visitor to Northumberland Archives at Woodhorn
  • Weekly visitor to Durham County Records Office
  • Exhibitor at UK Family History Fairs


  • $37 USD/AUD/CAD per hour
  • £19 per hour
  • Special Daily Rates for accompanying clients (8 hours) 
  • Special Packages available via my website: please see 'Contact Information' below
  • Monthly Offers available via my website: please see 'Contact Information' below

Contact Information


Telephone Sandra on 07737-992 353

Skype: yourgenealogist


Professional Associations & Memberships

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