My name is Sarah Osborne and I researched my own family history for over 10 years before turning my passion into my profession. I am a member of the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives and in 2016 I achieved a pass with distinction in the Pharos/Society of Genealogists Family History Skills & Strategies Intermediate Certificate. I am currently studying with the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies for their Higher Certificate in Genealogy.
I love finding out who my ancestors were and what they got up to – both good and bad!
Many of my friends and extended family asked me to research their ancestors and were delighted with the results. I have really enjoyed undertaking the research and putting the information into attractive and informative reports and family tree charts. I am very lucky to have been able to turn this into my occupation.
It has also solved some of my problems finding the perfect present for birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries and weddings.
My own family history takes in numerous counties in England alongside Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Australia and Canada. It has its fair share of skeletons, including bigamy, incest, imprisonment, family desertion, insanity, secret adoption and destitution but also includes many examples of hardworking people who risked their lives for their country, supported their families and worked hard to improve their lot and provide opportunities for their descendants.
I think there is no such thing as a ‘boring’ family – everyone’s history is interesting.
Please let me help you find your story.