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Diane Thomas Genealogical Research

Localities Covered:

  • Kent, England
  • East Sussex, England
  • Other areas of South-East England by request

Specialist Skills:

  • Professional researcher
  • 16th-19th century research
  • Palaeography - let me translate those hard to read early documents, including small amouts of Latin where necessary
  • Location and interpretation of parish registers, parish chest records, census returns, wills, manorial records, etc.
  • Location photography - houses, churches, tombstones, etc.

Professional Experience:

  • 18 years experience as a professional genealogy and family history researcher
  • Member of the Global Alliance of Genealogy Professionals


  • Member of AGRA (Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives)
  • Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies - Higher Certificate in Genealogy
  • BA (First Class Honours from University of Kent) in History (Local History of South-East England, with dissertation on 19th Century parish-assisted emigration)
  • MA (with distinction, from University of Kent) with dissertation on the Great Migration to New England


  • £22-£25 per hour, depending on location.  Travel costs added for London archives and all other archives outside Kent and Sussex, and for location photography.

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