Antony Marr

Retired police officer who now works as a professional genealogist – and also a member of the council of AGRA (Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives). A period working as  a deputy registrar has given me a real interest in the records of civil registration. and their hidden meanings.

Dr Ian Macdonald

Ian has been a Zoologist, Information Engineer, business management consultant and business excellence assessor.  He has a Masters degree in Genealogical studies and is a tutor on the Masters programme at the University of Strathclyde.  He undertakes occasional professional assignments and is Chairman of the Register of Qualified Genealogists.

Graham S Holton

Graham has been involved with genealogy and family history for most of his life. After long experience as a librarian, he began teaching family history as a tutor of evening classes at the University of Strathclyde. He has been a tutor on the University’s Postgraduate Programme in Genealogical Studies since it commenced in 2007 and is now Principal Tutor. He is author of Discover your Scottish ancestry (2nd ed.

Doreen Hopwood

Doreen Hopwood was the former genealogist for Birmingham City Council and has been carrying out research for over 30 years.  She has taught family, local and community history at all levels from beginner to post-graduate and is a regular contributor to Your Family History magazine.

Celia Heritage

Celia Heritage is a professional genealogist with a background in history. Her special interests are death records, surnames and exploring history on the ground. She runs The Celia Heritage Family History e-Course, an in-depth 7 module course aimed at those with English and Welsh ancestry.  A well-known figure on the UK genealogy lecturing circuit, she is also the author of ‘Tracing Your Ancestors Through Death Records' and ‘Researching and Locating your Ancestors’.

John Hanson

John was a Systems Specialist in the banking industry before taking early retirement in 2001. He has been researching his family history for the past 35 years and has used computers and the Internet for his research since their early days. His specialities are Civil Registration and the census and was the author of “Getting the best from the 1911 census”
He now writes and lectures on family history and was made a Fellow of the Society of Genealogists in 2005 for “Services to Genealogy”

Keith Gregson

Over the last thirteen years Keith Gregson has made a living as a writer, historian and musician. He has an award winning degree in history and was in charge of teaching the subject at secondary level for over thirty years. Recently he has specialised in writing and talking about family history and has written a number of commissioned books and major articles on the subject.

Fiona Fitzsimons

Since 1996 Fiona Fitzsimons has led the Irish Family History Centre (Eneclann) research team. 

 As Research director, Fiona plays a key role in developing and ensuring quality in Eneclann’s digital publications and online resources at , and elsewhere.  

Simon Fowler

Simon Fowler is a very experienced professional writer, researcher and tutor specialising in military history. He also has a penchant for the poor law.  

Iain Ferguson

Iain Ferguson is the manager of the ScotlandsPeople Centre in Edinburgh and the ScotlandsPeople website customer care team.