It began with a family house, researching its occupants, an interest in Local History and joining a Family History Society. Then thanks to an unexpected career change the opportunity to design and create Family History activities twenty years ago.
Starting teaching in the days of libraries full of film and fiche, before migrating into computers then the internet and now fully committed to online delivery.
A regular speaker at major events such as WDYTYA-Live and RootsTech Connect, Jackie has also run dedicated workshops for Archives, Country Houses, Libraries, Museums and Universities.
Still promoting local groups through chairing the Yorkshire Group of Family History Societies, a member of the Historians Collaborate Group, the Guild of One Name Studies, Bradford, Calderdale, Kent and Wakefield FHSs, Friends of the National Archives and the British Association for Local Studies.
To develop your Family Tree, master website manipulation skills, discover sources, lifestyles and put flesh on the bones why not join us. Check out what's currently available and if you would like to join a course or book a talk either on genealogy or general topics contact me for more details.