Welcome to my website!


I'm fascinated by local stories. So much so, I work full time at an archive and have just finished my MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies at the University of Strathclyde. I love nothing more than helping you begin your own research and to that end I write, host events, lecture and tutor, in order to assist you in discovering your unique history.


Interested in local history and genealogy?


You're in the right place! I update my blog as regularly as possible with intriguing people, archives, themes or places. Most of these have a relevance to Norfolk and East Anglia, and they often feature interesting local characters. (I admit I don't currently update as often as I would like thanks to coursework pressures, but that should ease from June!)

For the time being, the major part of this website is my blog, but it's also a work in progress which I hope to grow into a great resource for local and family history researchers over the next few years.

In addition to this website I have a twitter feed where I tweet local history stories, useful links and local information. I am also the One Namer for the surname 'Walne' and variant 'Walney'.


Need help with your family or local research?


In my time I have researched for myself as well as clients and helped people start their family trees and other research on a one to one basis, through articles, talks, drop-in sessions and over email and social media. I have produced self-published research packages with diligent research and beautiful photographs and had a regular newspaper column. I have seen my first book published and I hope another will follow soon.

For me, helping others research their own history has always been more enjoyable than researching on their behalf (although this is still a fabulous thing to do!). For this reason, I concentrate on writing while working full time in heritage. Hopefully, through writing here, I can aid your research without costing you a penny. 


Where to go next...


The links at the top of this page will help you find out more about me, access my blog and other useful information for local historians and genealogists. I am happy to receive email enquiries which I will endeavour to respond to within three working days.

Please contact me at elizabeth@yourlocalhistory.co.uk with any queries.