Julian Pooley is Public Services Manager of Surrey History Centre in Woking and has been a professional archivist for over twenty-five years.  As archivist in charge of the public searchroom he is fascinated by the potential of many unexpected sources for family history research.  Away from work, he is preparing a guide to the archive of the Nichols family of printers who produced the Gentleman’s Magazine between 1778 and 1856 and many important county histories.  He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and Honorary Visiting Fellow at the Centre for English Local History at the University of Leicester.