My name is Carole Steers, and I’ve been researching my own family history for over ten years. I’m based in London now but grew up in North Wales. It started after I broke my wrist and wasn’t allowed to work for a month because they thought if there was a fire I wouldn’t be able to get out … go figure? Anyways, I used the time to start researching my history.

I am a member of a number of organisations including the Society of Genealogists, The Surname Society, The Guild of One-Name Studies and a handful of local Family History Societies as I believe it is important to support the local organisations.

Fast forward to today and I now hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde and launched my own business, Ancestry Examiner, in 2015.