Welcome to my webpages!


I'm fascinated by local stories. So much so, I work full time at an archive and hold an MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies from 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.

If you're interested in genealogy and local history then 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.

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. If you're looking for a speaker or workshop leader for your community group, a local researcher for your project or information about my publications, please see the links at the top of this page.

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'.

Good luck with your research!