My Published Work


Tracing Your Family History (Collins, 2004, reprinted in three editions)

Tracing Your Home’s History (Collins, 2006).

Need to Know? Tracing Your Family History (Collins, 2007)

Tracing Your Irish Family History (Collins, 2007, and Firefly, 2009)

Tracing Your Scottish Family History (Collins, 2008 and Firefly, 2008)

Who Am I? The Family Tree Explorer (Quercus, 2009)

The King’s Henchman: Henry Jermyn, Stuart Spymaster and Architect of the British Empire (Gibson Square, 2012). Revised, re-edited and reissued in paperback as The King’s Henchman: the Commoner and the Royal who saved the Monarchy from Cromwell (Gibson Square, 2014).

Tracing Your Aristocratic Ancestors (Pen and Sword, 2013)

In Search of Our Ancient Ancestors: from the Big Bang to modern Britain, in Science and Myth (Pen and Sword, 2015).

Brutus of Troy, and the Quest for the Ancestry of the British (Pen and Sword, 2015).

In Search of Aeneas:  Classical Myth or Bronze Age King? (Amberley, 2023)


The Family of Strange, (ed), 2nd edn, Family History Books, August 1994. Pedigrees of the Family of Withie, Co. Devon, Together with those of Fourdrinier in alliance with Grolleau, Alleyne and Howard, Family History Books, 1996.

Exhibition of Heraldic Artefacts, I.H.G.S., 1997.

The Family History of Kenneth and Joan Irene Dean (1800-2000), Family History Books, 1997.

The Family History of Leonard and Rosina Briscoe (1782-2000), Family History Books, 1998.

Kind Hearts and Common Sense: the family of Moore of Bengeo and Moore Stephens, Family History Books, Canterbury, 1999.

God’s Electric Planet: William Adolph and Nineteenth Century Catholicism, Nunnery Press, 1999.

Havers of Thelveton, Nunnery Press, 1999.

The History of the Sheffields of Great Brickhill, Buckinghamshire, from the 17th Century Onwards, Family History Books, Canterbury, 2000.

From Holyrood to the Cape: the Ballendens of Sedgley, Staffordshire and Umkomaas, South Africa, Family History Books, Canterbury, 2000.

Bonds of Steel: how the ancestors of one modern family changed the Industrial Revolution, privately printed by Peter Ahlas Esq., 2006.

Picturesque Perils: the rise and fall of Perry Nursey, a 19th century cousin of Princess Catherine, privately printed by Anthony Adolph, 2012 (no longer in print).

Bamford of Staffordshire: a family history, privately printed by J.C. Bamford Excavators Ltd, 2017.


Articles for The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, published by Oxford University Press on 23 September 2004 and described fondly as “the largest, heaviest, wordiest book ever published”  (available in all good libraries and on-line at

Joseph Constantine Carpue (1764-1846), surgeon and reformer.
William D’Avenant (d. 1681), translator.
Sir Gilbert Dethick (c. 1519-1584), Garter king of arms.
Sir William Dethick (1543-1612), Garter king of arms.
Sir Thomas Hawkins (d. 1640), translator.
Randle Holme (1571-1655), deputy herald.
Randle Holme (c.1601-1659), genealogist.
Randle Holme (1627-1699), deputy herald and writer.
Randle Holme (d. 1707), genealogist.
Henry Jermyn, Earl of St Albans (1605-1684), courtier and statesman (described as “a judicious and learned entry” by the Times Literary Supplement (2 August 2013, p. 23).
Thomas Mitchell (d. 1790), marine painter.
Benjamin Humphrey Smart (1786-1872), elocutionist and metaphysician.
Sir Wiliam Segar (d. 1633), Garter king of arms (cited in Jessica L. Malay’s Prophecy and Sibylline Imagery in the Renaissance (Routledge, 2010), and featured as the O.D.N.B.’s  ‘Life of the Day’ on 11 December 2013, under the title ‘up in arms’.

Henry Jermyn

My articles on the Jermyns are given on a separate page.

Supplements and cover-mounts

Trace the History of your Home. 16 page stand-alone supplement to Your Family Tree, May 2006, issue 37.
Tracing Your Home’s History, Collins, paperback (ISBN-10 0-00-778710-7, produced exclusively and as a one-off edition for The Times and distributed with it on 6 November 2006 (and described in a full page on p. 48 of the newspaper).
Trace Your Family History: How to find your ancestors online, a supplement to The Independent (in association with Genes Reunited) on Saturday 29 September 2007.
Your Surname Guide: detailed analysis of over 200 names, cover-mounted 114 page booklet free with Your Family Tree, May 2008.
Your Surname Guide, booklet given away with Your Family Tree , December 2010 (issue 97).
Tracing Your Scottish Family History, Collins, paperback, produced exclusively and as a one-off edition for The Scotsman and distributed with it on Saturday 26 March 2011.

The Highlander Scottish Genealogy column

“I have been a ‘fan’ for as long as you have been writing for The Highlander. Your article is always the first thing I look for and read” – Roger Bain, via by e-mail, June 2014.

(no. 1) “The Land that Shaped a People”, July/August 2011, pp. 48-9.
(no. 2) “Sir John Sinclair’s Statistics”, September/October 2011, pp. 48-9.
(no. 3) “Herbivorous Highlanders”,  November/December 2011, pp. 48-9.
(no. 4) “Routes to the Past”, January/February 2012, pp. 40-1.
(no. 5) “Miracle Genetics”, March/April 2012, pp. 38-9.
(no. 6) “DNA for all: Genealogy meets Genetics”, May/June 2012, pp. 42-3.
(no. 7) “Notes from the north-east”, July /August, pp. 42-3.
(no. 8) “Gravestones and Monumental Inscriptions””, September/October, pp. 44-5.
(no. 9) “What’s my Clan? (part one)”, November/December 2012, pp. 46-7.
(no. 10) “What’s my Clan? (part two)”, January/February 2013, pp. 46-7.
(no. 11) “The joys of local knowledge”, March/April 2013, pp. 46-7.
(no. 12) “Of criminals and kings”, May/June 2013, pp. 42-3.
(no. 13) “How blue is your blood?”, July/August 2013, pp. 38-9 (with a reader offer for my book Tracing Your Aristocratic Ancestors on p. 51). Reproduced as “Our Highland Blood runs blue”, in Clach An Airm (Journal of the Clan MacGillivray Society, USA), vol. 2, no. 2, 2014, pp. 16-17.
(no. 14) “Using the Scotland’s People Web Site”, September/October 2013, pp. 46-47.
(no. 15) “Birth, Marriage and Death”, November/December 2013, pp. 48-9 (reproduced in Nancy Rougvie’s Relative Issues newsletter, January 2014.
(no. 16) “Baptism and Birth dates”, January/February 2014, pp. 48-09
(no. 17) “The 19th-Century Scottish Censuses”, March/April 2014, pp. 50-51.
(no. 18) “Black Watch Ancestors”, May/June 2014, pp. 50-51. This attracted the following comment from reader Beverley Lindsey of  West Terre Haute, Indiana: “I would like to use Anthony Adolph’s article on the Blackwatch (May/June) in our tent at the Scottish Festival in Columbus, Indiana. We are honoring our grandfather’s service in the Blackwatch regiment and people were very interested at the Chicago Scottish fest to know more about the Regiment. We would be making copies of Sir Anthony’s article and handing them out to interested visitors. Thanks for your help. I so enjoy The Highlander and can’t wait for it’s arrival every two months!”
(no. 19) “The Scottish Referendum, a genealogical perspective!, July/August 2014, pp. 46-7.
(no. 20) “King Richard III’s bones”, September/October 2014 pp. 46-7.
(no. 21) “Going off the beaten track”, November/December 2014, pp. 50-1 (reproduced in Red Tower: Clan Galbraith Association newsletter, vol. 36, no. 4, August 2015, pp. 160-161).
(no. 22) “Banished to the Americas”, January/February 2015, pp. 52-3.
(no. 23) “Using the Mormon Church’s “FamilySearch” portal”, March-April 2015, pp. 52-3.
(no. 24) “Tall Tales and Long Pedigrees [about Sir Thomas Urquhart]”, May-June 2015, pp. 48-9.
(no. 25) “The story buried bones can tell [about Richard III]”, July-August 2015, pp. 42-4.
(no. 26) “Beyond the courthouse fire”, September-October 2015, pp. 42-3.
(no. 27) “Where did they live?”, November/December 2015, pp. 52-3.
(no. 28) “Soldiers of the Great War” (and the work of the Woodland Trust), January/February 2016, pp. 52-3.
(no. 29) “Some ‘fishy’ sounding surnames”, March/April 2016, pp. 42-3.
(no. 30.) “Family symbolism in Scottish heraldry”, May/June 2016, pp. 42-3.
(no 31)) “Plant emblems and tartans”, July/August 2016, pp. 40-1.
(no. 32) “Turning Titles Upside Down” (about the 2016 Privy Council ruling on DNA evidence for inheritance of titles), September/October 2016, pp. 42-3.
(no. 33) “No baptism? No problem!”, November/December 2016 pp. 44-5.
(no. 34) “Using paper and pencil”, January/February 2017, pp. 42-3.
(no. 35) “The revamped Scotlandspeople website”, March/April 2017, pp. 40-41.
(no. 36) “The Old Parochial Registers (Part 1)”, May-June 2017, pp. 40-41.
(no. 37) “The Old Parochial Registers (Part 1)”, July-August 2017, pp. 42-3.
(no. 38) “Is the census telling the truth?”, September-October 2017, pp. 42-3.
(no. 39) “DNA ethnicity tests”, November/December 2017, pp. 42-3.
(no. 40) “When disaster strikes”, January/February 2018, pp. 42-3.
(no. 41) “Is there a saint in the family?”, March/April 2018, pp. 42-3.
(no. 42) “How useful are DNA ethnicity tests?”, May/June 2018, pp. 38-9.
(no. 43) “Does Meghan Markle have Scottish royal blood?”, July/August 2018, pp. 44-5.
(no. 44) ” ‘Non-paternal events’ & other cautionary DNA tales”, September/October 2018, pp. 44-5.
(no. 45) “Genealogy’s ‘Fake News’ “, November/December 2018, pp. 48-9.
(no. 46) “The importance of detail”, January/February 2019, pp. 48-9.
(no. 47) “eBaying your family history”, March/April 2019, pp. 42-3.
(no. 48) “Excavating family information”, May/June 2019, pp. 40-1.
(no. 49) “So who are we, really?”, July/August 2019, pp. 44-5.
(no. 50) “When is a marriage not a marriage?”, September/October 2019, pp. 44-5.
(no. 51) “Finding ancestors through the female line”, November/December 2019, pp. 46-7.
(no. 52) “On their own two feet”, January/February 2020, pp. 46-7.
(no. 53) “The value of Y chromosome DNA tests”, March/April 2020, pp. 44-5.
(no. 54) “If women were kings”, May/June 2020, pp. 40-1.
(no. 55) “Genealogy in a time of Corona”, July/August 2020, pp. 46-7.

And that was the last of Highlander magazine, which its editor sold to Chelsea Magazines. It continued in its new incarnation Scotland.

Scotland genealogy column

“The problem with illegitimacy”, November/December 2020, p. 78.
“The name’s Glenbucket, Sean Glenbucket” (about the late Sir Sean Connery), January/February 2021, pp. 40-41.
“True blue”, March/April 2021, p. 70.
“Runaway brides and grooms”, May/June 2021, p. 70.
“A right royal red herring”, July/August 2021, p. 72.


Mythology and ancient history

“The story of the White Horse Stone”,, June 2010.
“My ancestor was a God!”, Your Family History, issue 44, September 2013, pp. 34-36. This article was noticed and complimented in The Weekly Genealogist (vol. 16, No. 34, Whole #649, August 21, 2013) in ‘A Note from the Editor: Divine Origins’.
“La Coruna and our origin myths”, FLS News, the newsletter of the Folklore Society, November 2015, no. 77, p. 11-13.
“Ancient Kent, in archaeology and myth”, Kent Archaeological Review, Spring 2016, pp. 13-17.
“A walk amongst the petroglyphs of Galicia”, Ancient Origins, 23 March 2016.
“The True Origins of the Legend of Brutus of Troy and the London Stone”, Ancient Origins, 28 May 2016.
“The Rocks, Stained Red with Blood: A Son of Hercules Slew Giants at Salcombe, Devon?”, Ancient Origins, 13 September 2017.
“In the Footsteps of Aeneas – To Etruria”, Digging up the Past, March 2024.
Troy in Turkey or Troy in Britain? False Leads vs Hard Evidence“, Ancient Origins, 15 July 2024.


“The Professional Approach”, Family History, 16 no. 133, NS. 109, October 1992, pp. 171-174: Family Tree Magazine, March 1993, 9, no. 5 pp. 42-3 (with Dr Richard Baker).
“A Slight Loss of Income”, Family History, 17 no. 141, NS. 117, October 1994. pp. 199-201.
“The Sanderson Family Bible”, Family History, 16 no. 134, NS. 110, January 1993. pp. 259-272.
“The Wheelers of Whitstable”, Family History, 17 no. 142, NS. 118, January 1995. pp. 217-220.
“Mr Fawcett’s Clerk; the note-book of John Lambert”, Family History, 17 no. 142, NS. 118, January 1995. pp. 221-247.
“Some Interesting Suffolk Surnames”, Family History, 17 no. 143, NS. 119, April 1995. pp. 295-296.
“The Rev. Sydenham Hervey’s Point of View”, Family History, 17 no. 144, NS. 120, July 1995. pp. 325-332.
“Buried Alive?”, Family History, 18 no. 151, NS. 127, April 1997, p. 260.
“Henry VIII and Nelson”, Family History 18 no. 152, NS. 128, July 1997, p. 317.
“Beastly Surnames”, The Countryman, Autumn issue, 1998, pp 52-4.
“Princes and Patronymics”, South Wales Business Times, issue 116, 9 July 1999, front page.
“Paterson, of Carter-Paterson: the family history of a famous haulage company”, The North-Easterner, issue 20, Autumn 1999, pp. 46-8.
“God’s electric planet: William Adolph and 19th century Catholicism”, Catholic Ancestor, vol. 8, no. 4, February 2001, pp. 167-173.
“Tracing your family history in Hampshire”, Hampshire Life, no. XXIX, February 2001, pp. 13-14.
“Tracing your family tree” (the making of Extraordinary Ancestors), Footloose in London Magazine, no. 248, February 14-21 2001 pp. 10-11.
“Rev. Patrick Henry Kilduff”, Genealogical Society of Ireland Journal, vol. 2, no. 2, Summer 2001, pp. 103-105 (and cover).
“Root of Success”, Thatched Living, July/August 2001, p. 34.
“Tracing your family history” (editorial), Kent and Sussex World, 21st edn (Christmas 2001), pp. 16-17.
“Researching 17th-Century Ancestors”, Family History Monthly, August 2002, no. 83, pp. 20-24.
“Family Trees meet Genetics: New Techniques for a New Century”, Practical Family History, September 2002, no. 57, pp. 26-28.
“Using Professional Researchers”, New Roundabout (Rotary International, District 1140), vol. 3, issue 4, October 2002, p. 26.
“Using Professional Researchers”, Family History Monthly, no. 85 October 2002, pp 28-29.
“Charting your chromosomes: A British perspective on genetics for genealogy”, Everton’s Family History Magazine [published in U.S.A.], September/October 2002, pp 39-42.
“Queen Victoria’s Parents”, Family Tree Magazine, December 2002, no. 60, p. 55.
“Occupations: Artists”, Family History Monthly, April 2003, no. 91, pp. 36-39.
“Ashes to ashes”, the story of cremations in Britain’, Family History Monthly, April 2003, no. 91, pp. 51-53. Reproduced on this website as ‘Smoking or non-smoking? The bizarre story of cremation in Britain’,and also cited (with permission) on the website of  funerary memorial-makers A.K. Lander.
“Tracing Tudor Ancestors”, Family History Monthly, May 2003, no. 92, pp10-15.
“Coronations through the ages”, Family History Monthly, June 2003, no. 93, pp. 12-17.
“‘Profane and shocking things’: Baden Powell and the scourge of Methodism”. Family Tree Magazine, July 2003, pp. 57-59.
“Antiques Ghostshow Experience”, Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter, vol. 8 no. 23, August 18, 2003.
“Your Family History: Basic Help and Tips on Getting Started”,, published on the internet September 2003
Top tips for the GenesConnected newsletter from 25 August 2003
“Staying Power – Black ancestry in Britain”, Family History Monthly, no. 97, October 2003, pp. 13-17
“Making the dead speak” (about Antiques Ghostshow), Family History Monthly, no. 97, October 2003, pp. 36-7
[In my opinion column-] “Family history has always been popular”, Your Family Tree, November 2003, issue 4, p. 47.
“Do it yourself? Hire a professional? How best to pay for research”, Practical Family History, November 2003, no. 71, pp. 26-7.
“An overview of the current state of British genealogical research in 2003”, New England Ancestors (journal of the New England Historic Genealogical Society), Fall 2003, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 31-32.
“Tracing those who served” [armed forces ancestry, including vignettes on Frank Barber, John Charlotte Allen Holford-Walker]:Your Family Tree, December 2003, issue 6, pp. 26-32- Cover story.
“Tracing the Pankhurst family: an on-line case study” serialised on Genes Reunited from 1 December 2003
“Family History Detective: Gravestones & Monumental inscriptions”, Your Family Tree issue 4, Christmas 2003, pp. 40-43.
“[In my opinion] So, you’re not from round here?”, Your Family Tree issue 4, Christmas 2003, p. 98
“The Family History Monthly Interview: On the wave of a crest. Heraldic Artist Tom Meek talks to Anthony Adolph”. Family History Monthly, December 2003, no. 99, pp. 48-9- Cover story.
“The Ancestry of Stephen Fry”, Family History Monthly, February 2004, no. 101, pp. 18-19.
“Heraldry for Family History”, Your Family Tree issue 8, February 2004, pp. 26-32- Cover story.
“Places to research: Kent”, Your Family Tree issue 8, February 2004, (pull-out section).
“Broadcasting Britain’s Psychic Past”, Britannia, vol. 22, issue 1, January 2004, pp. 28-31
“The Family History Monthly interview: The Upper Classes. Anthony Adolph meets Charles Mosley, the Editor-in-Chief of the new edition of Burke’s Peerage”, Family History Monthly, March 2004, no. 102, pp. 14-16.
“Income tax and more”, Family History Monthly, March 2004, no. 102, pp. 34-5.
“ a British Web site with a Big Future”, Everton’s Family History Magazine [published in Utah, USA], March/April 2004, pp. 38-41.
[In my opinion] “Genealogy shouldn’t be made to seem too simple”, Your Family Tree issue 10, April 2004, p. 59 (and criticised by a letter on p. 22 of the May edition).
“Mudbloods and purebloods”, the family tree of J.K.Rowling, Family History Monthly, April 2004, no. 103, pp. 14-15. This was what first identified J.K. Rowling’s long-lost great grandfatehr, Dr Campbell who I proved was from Lamlash on the isle of Arran. A local resident Dr Grant told me in 2015, “It is without a doubt a small world. I believe that one of J K Rowling’s ancestors is buried in Lamlash cemetery which I can in fact see from my back garden. No doubt your research was partly responsible for her giving a generous donation to the local church restoration fund”.
“The Manby-Colegrave coat of arms- a signpost to the past”, R. Blatchford (ed.), The Family and Local History Handbook, 8th edition, 2004-5, pp. 92-95.
“Family History Detective: Education records”, Your Family Tree, issue 11, May 2004, pp. 38-41.
“GenesConnected: an up-and-coming genealogical resource”, Practical Family History, May 2004, no. 77, pp. 50-51.
“Using a professional researcher”, Your Family Tree, June 2004, issue 12, pp. 18-21.
“[In my opinion] Television is badly served by genealogy”, Your Family Tree, June 2004, issue 12, p. 55.
“At Heraldry’s Peak”, interview with Peter Gwynn-Jones, Garter Principal King of Arms, Family History Monthly, no. 105, June 2004, pp. 18-20.
“Crime and Punishment” Your Family Tree, July 2004, issue 13, p. 24-31.
“Fighting for Family History”- interview with Else Churchill, Genealogy Officer at the Society of Genealogists, Family History Monthly, August 2004, no. 107, p. 14.
“The Squeeze on Sheep”- the Sheep Tax of 1549, Ancestors, August 2004, pp. 50-55: later cited at:
“What’s in a name: Smith”, British Life, issue 3, September/October 2004, p. 15. “Joanna Lumley’s Fabulous History”, Family History Monthly, no. 109, October 2004, pp. 32-33.
“How to Kill your Ancestors”, Your Family Tree, October 2004, no. 16, pp. 22-28.
“The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography”, Family History Monthly, November 2004, no., 110, pp. 14-15.
“The Family History Interview: Patrick Vernon”. Family History Monthly, November 2004, no., 110, pp. 18-20.
“Turn detective to research your family tree”, Writers’ Forum, November 2004, pp. 15-18.
“What’s in a name: Jones”, British Life, issue 4, November/December 2004, p. 45.
“Squaring the Freemason Circle”, Ancestors, December 2004, issue 28, pp. 15-20.
“How to Research your Surname”, Your Family Tree, issue 19, Christmas 2004, no. pp. 22-28.
“The Multifaceted Mr Gandy”, Family History Monthly, Christmas 2004, pp. 44-46.
“Finding your Family”, Ancestors, January 2005, issue 29, pp. 34-35.
“What’s in a name: Hill”, British Life, issue 5, January/February 2005, p. 45 and discussed on pp.62-3.
“Basics of Family History: Announcing a happy event” [birth records], Ancestors, February 2005, issue 30, pp. 66-67.
“Finding and using Marriage Records”, Your Family Tree, issue 21, February 2005, pp. 20-26 (referred to in a letter by Beryl Hurley in Your Family Tree, issue 23, April 2005, p. 43)
“Family History Detective: Divorce Records”, Your Family Tree, issue 21, February 2005, pp. 28-30.
“Ancestors, actually. From soldiering to cinema: the heroic family history of actor Hugh Grant”, Family History Monthly, February 2005, no. 114, pp. 14-16. Cited and quoted from in ‘Stars dig up surprises with their ancestors’, The Scotsman,  17 August 2005, and in the article on Hugh Grant on Wikipedia.
“The Curious Ancestry of Orlando Bloom”, Family History Monthly, March 2005, no. 115, p. 52, published as “The Curious Ancestry of Orlando Bloom” on in August 2006.
“Basics of family history: with this ring I thee wed”, Ancestors, March 2005, no. 31, pp. 66-67.
“What’s in a name?: Lumley”, British Life, issue 6, March/April 2005, p. 49.
“Marika’s Mission” [interview with Marika Sherwood of the B.A.S.A.], Family History Monthly, April 2005, no. 116, pp. 34-36.
“Till Death us do part”, Ancestors, April 2005, issue 32, pp. 66-7.
“The Tenacity of Family Names”, (Adolph; Jermyn; Stanislaus) Practical Family History, May 2005, no. 89, pp. 25-27.
“How to Trace a Birth”, Your Family Tree, May 2005, issue 24, p. 22-28.
Letter refuting the claim of “Prince Michael of Albany” to the throne, Your Family Tree, May 2005, issue 24, p. 43.
“What’s in a Name: Nicknames”, British Life, issue 7, May/June 2005, p. 41.
“Tell me about yourself: Census returns”, Ancestors, May 2005, issue 33, pp. 66-67.
“Presumed dead; Finding a birth date’ and ‘prison records”, Q&A section, Practical Family History, June 2005, no. 90, pp. 36-39.
“What’s the form?” (Census returns), Ancestors, June 2005, no. 34, pp. 70-71.
“Of this parish” (using parish registers), Ancestors, July 2005, issue 35, pp. 66-7.
“What’s in a Name?: Schofield & Sykes”, British Life, p. 27. issue 8, July/August 2005
“Hatched, matched and dispatched – parish registers”, Ancestors, August 2005, pp. 52-3.
Letter on genealogy featuring in a TV advertisement for Esure insurance, Your Family Tree, no. 28, September 2005, p. 33.
“Spot that name” [parish register indexes], Ancestors Magazine, September 2005, pp. 44-45.
“Great jokes from small Edinburghians… the ancestry of Ronnie Corbett”, Family History Monthly, October 2005, no. 122, pp. 30-33.
“A Beginner’s Guide to Manorial Records”, Family History Monthly, October 2005, no. 122, pp. 38-40
“E179: An ‘E’ number that is good for you” (tax records), Family History Monthly, November 2005, no.123,pp. 42-3.
“Hearth Taxes”, Family History Monthly, December 2005, no. 124, pp. 52-3.
“Windows on the Past” (Window Tax), Family History Monthly, Christmas 2005, no. 125, pp. 26-7.
“Law and Order” (the history and records of the Palestine Police) part 1, Practical Family History, January 2006, no. 97, pp. 24-27.
“Land Tax: R.I.P. 1692-1963”, Family History Monthly, January 2006, no. 126, pp. 32-3.
“Law & Order” (the history and records of the Palestine Police Force) Part 2, Practical Family History, February 2006, p. 18-21.
“How to hire a genealogist”, Ancestors, February 2006, issue 42, pp. 37-8.
“Finding and Using Death Records”, Your Family Tree, February 2006, issue 34, pp 23-28.
“Rates Unravelled”, Family History Monthly, February 2006, no, 127, p. 40-41.
“Hired hands, hounds, hair and horses: unusual Georgian taxes”, Family History Monthly, March 2006, no. 128, pp. 36-7.
“Tips of General Family History”, Practical Family History, April 2006, no. 100, supplement p. 5-6.
“The Ancestry of Kylie Minogue”, published on Genes Reunited, March 2006.
“Terry’s Tree [the ancestry of Sir Terry Wogan]”, Family History Monthly, June 2006, no. 131, pp. 20-3. Added to in “Family History is Wizo!”, answer to Rosalind Minton’s letter, Family History Monthly, November, 2006, no. 136, p. 22.
“Q. and A. Special”, Family History Monthly, July 2006, no. 132, pp. 18-23.
“Discover your Home’s Hidden History”, The Sunday Times: Home supplement, 27 August 2006, pp. 8-9.
“Family History Detective: The Heralds’ Visitations”, Your Family Tree, no. 41, September 2006, pp. 48-51.
“Sir Anthony Wagner’s English Genealogy, in “Buried Treasure”, Family History Monthly, October 2006, no. 135, p. 28.
“Lovely Jubbly!: the ancestry of Sir David Jason”, Family History Monthly, September 2006, no. 134, pp. 24-7. With follow up letters from relatives in “Jason’s Cousins” Family History Monthly, December 2006, no. 137, p. 15 and by Trevor Smith in Family History Monthly, Christmas 2006 no. 138 pp. 14-15 and a correction to the pedigree (that the parents of Rhoda Haffenden who married Leonard Coleman were in fact daughter of Philemon Haffenden and Sally or Sarah Guy, daughter of Walter Guy and Ann Parris) noted in Family History Monthly, no. 136, November 2006, p. 10.
“Tracing your Family Tree” (the Baranchiks of Glasgow), on the website, September 2006.
Feedback to “Where to find a will?”, on Dominic French, Practical Family History, December 2006, no. 118, p. 39 and 41.
“The MacLeods of Assynt” The MacLeods of Assynt, January 2007
“The Voice of Today: John Humphrys’s family tree”, Family History Monthly, March 2007, no. 141, pp. 28-31.
“Dibley’s First Lady”, the ancestry of Dawn French, Family History Monthly, no. 145, July 2007. pp. 47-49.
“Ancient Pedigrees” (letter to editor), Practical Family History, September 2007, no. 117, p. 27.
“Tracking Down Royal Bastards”, Family History Monthly, October 2007, no. 148, pp. 30-34.
“Boating with [Mathew] Bose”, Practical Family History, October 2007, no. 118, p. 65.
“Irish surnames hold genealogical clues”, Ancestors, November 2007, issue 63, p. 74.
“Researching Surnames”, Your Family Tree, January 2008, issue 59, pp. 18-21 (with an erroneous caption inserted by the editor concerning Hamilton).
“Focus on… The Hearth Tax”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, February 2008, pp. 52-3.
“Decoding Irish Surnames”, The Family and Local History Handbook, 2008, no. 11, pp. 244-247.
“Unlock the secrets of suburbia”, BBC Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, July 2008, pp. 74-77.
“Was this my family home in the Middle Ages?” BBC Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, July 2008, pp. 44-5.
“Find Money in Your Family”, Your Family Tree, September 2008, issue 68, pp. 22-30,
“We can learn a lot from the ancient Greeks”, Your Family Tree, October 2008, issue 69, p. 16.
“Records of Heraldry” (Family History Detective series), Your Family Tree, December 2008, issue 71, pp. 45-49.
“Going back before 1837”, Ancestors Magazine, December 2008, pp. 14-17.
“Of Moles and Porcupines”, The Porcupine Post, no. 7, winter edition, pp. 8-9.
“Life of a Python”: the ancestry of Michael Palin, Family History Monthly, February 2009, issue 166, pp. 32-35.
“Irish Ancestry: out of the ashes”, Practical Family History, March 2009, no. 136, pp. 50-54, also reproduced in Family History made easy, a special publication of selected articles from Practical Family History, published by ABM in September 2011, pp. 104-108 .
“Trace Your London Ancestors”, Your Family Tree, April 2009, issue 75, pp. 22-30.
“Irish Ancestry: Branching Out”, Practical Family History, April 2009, no. 139, pp. 51-54, also reproduced in Family History made easy, a special publication of selected articles from Practical Family History, published by ABM in September 2011, pp. 104-108 .
“Map out your Surname”, Your Family Tree, August 2009, issue 79, pp. 20-27.
“Vital to Visit”, Discover My Past: Scotland, issue 9, ‘The Gathering, 2009’ [for Scotland’s Homecoming Year], pp. 12-15. “Scottish Catholic Ancestors”, Catholic Ancestor, vol. 12, no. 5, August 2009, pp. 264-276.
Letter to the editor of Family History Monthly (October 2009, issue 174, p. 11) congratulating the success of the new Devon Wills Project.
“The Genealogical Origins of the Scots”, The Family and Local History Handbook, 12th edition (2009), pp, 222-262.
“The World’s Most Interesting Hobby”, Kids Around Magazine, 2009 (linked to a competition to win copies of my book Who Am I?
“Scottish family history for children”, Discovery My Past: Scotland (on-line magazine), October 2009, pp. 11-14.
“DNA: A prologue to genealogy”, part 1, Practical Family History, December 2009, no. 146, pp. 44-46, and also reproduced in Family History made easy, a special publication of selected articles from Practical Family History, published by ABM in September 2011, pp. 150-153.
“DNA: A prologue to genealogy”, part 2, Practical Family History, January 2010, no. 147, pp. 20-23 and also reproduced in Family History made easy, a special publication of selected articles from Practical Family History, published by ABM in September 2011, pp. 150-153..
“Who am I?: find out about your family and where they came by drawing your own family tree! Aquila children’s magazine, January 2010, pp. 36-7 (supported by a compeition to win five copies of the book). “Track down living relatives” Your Family Tree February 2010, issue 86, pp. 20-27.
“Wills Show A Way”, Who Do You Think You Are?, March 2010, pp. 20-27.
“Finding your Plagued Ancestors” (boxout within an article on the Great Plague, by Meriel Jeater), Your Family Tree, issue 88, April 2010, p. 78.
Opinion Column; “In My Opinion: Texts aren’t permanent enough”, Your Family Tree, issue 88, April 2010, p. 12.
“Re-writing History: exploring genealogy’s chequered history of fiction, fantasy and downright forgery”, Family History Monthly, March 2010, issue 180, pp. 22-26.
“How to read old documents”, Discover My Past: England, issue 6, April 2010, pp. 11-14.
“True Blue: the family tree of David Cameron”, Family History Monthly, May 2010, issue 182, pp. 32-35.
“Where there’s a will…” part 1, Discover My Past: England, issue 8, June 2010, pp. 22-24.
“Where there’s a will…” part 2, Discover My Past: England, issue 9, July 2010, pp. 22-24.
“Nobility, Gentry & Heraldry”, and “Published Family Trees”, in Your Family Tree: Before 1837- the essential guide, June 2010, pp 43-47.
“Books in Brief – Who Am I? The Family Tree Explorer (Letter), The Genealogists’ Magazine, vol. 30, no. 2, June 2010, p. 65.
“Tracing Bigamy, Incest and Illegitimacy”, Your Family Tree, issue 92, July 2010, pp. 44-47.
“Trace your noble pedigree”, Your Family Tree, no. 93, August 2010, pp. 58-61.
Opinion column: “We should always use our surnames”, Your Family Tree, issue 95, October 2010, p. 14.
Letter on the death of Sir Peter Gwynn-Jones, late Garter King of Arms, “Family History Detective: Tax Records”, Your Family Tree, November 2010, issue 96, pp. 46-49.
Family History Guide, four-part guide, published on, December 2010. “Family History Detective: Medieval Ancestors”, Your Family Tree, January 2011, issue 98, pp. 48-51.
“Focus on: House research”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, January 2011, issue 43, pp. 52-56.
“Rabbie’s Kin: are you related Robert Burns?”, Discover My Past: Scotland, March 2011, pp. 25-28.
“The roots of Spinal Tap” (the ancestry of Christopher Haden-Guest), The Family and Local History Handbook, 13th edition, 2011, pp. 180-1. “Trace Your Noble Roots”, Your Family Tree, April 2011, issue 102, pp. 24-31.
“Family History Detective: DNA Tests”, Your Family Tree, April 2011, issue 102, pp. 44-47.
“Family History Guide”, on, 2011.
“Greater Genealogists”, Letter to the editor. Family History Monthly , issue 200, September 2011, p. 11.
“Tracing family history in Ireland. Part one: the bigger picture”, Family Tree, November 2011, pp. 68-70.
“Focus on: Printed Pedigrees”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, December 2011, issue 54, pp. 54-58.
“Tracing family history in Ireland. Part two: going into detail”, Family Tree, December 2011, pp. 28-30.
“A hitch in time” (“leading genealogist Anthony Adolph explores marriage traditions and practice over the last centuries”, Discover Your Ancestors, issue 1 (2011), pp. 44-47.
“Ancestors on the move”, issue 1 (2011), pp. 99-103.
“Claim your coat of arms”, Family History Monthly, January 2012, issue 204, pp. 22-26.
“Irish recorded pedigrees”, The Irish Family and Local History Handbook, (2011), pp. 55-59.
“Surnames and genetics in Ireland”, Tracing Your Irish Ancestors (a stand-alone supplement to Family Chronicle, 2012, pp. 56-61.
“Genealogists discover family link to “The Iceman” [Ötzi]”, Internet Genealogy, December/January 2012, p. 54.
“Our Cousin the Iceman”, Your Family Tree, issue 114, Spring 2012,  (and repeated in issue 118, with the addition ‘a cool discovery’, of Peter Grant’s connection to the same unusual haplotype, G2a3).
“Nobility, gentry and heraldry”, Before 1837: the essential guide (Your Family Tree supplement), Spring 2012, pp. 38-41.
“Celebrity Athlete Ancestry’: the family histories of Steve Redgrave, Roger Bannister and Jayne Torvill”, at, June 2012.
“Uncovering Otzi, my ice man cousin: how genetics can help you to grow your family tree”, Family Tree Magazine, Christmas 2012, pp. 48-51.
“Cavalier treatment“, letter from Anthony Adolph, The Spectator, 1 December 2012.
“Henry Jermyn – the hidden power behind Charles II’s throne“, Anthony Adolph, The Spectator blog, 4 December 2012.
Letter about heraldry, correcting mistakes on Martyn Downer’s comments in the Christmas issue, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, February 2013, pp. 7-8.
“Illegitimate descent from aristocracy”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, February 2013, p. 36.
“Aphrodite and the Dragon”, about the Cypriot family tree of Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis and the difficulties of Greek research in general, Discover Your Ancestors, issue 2, February 2013, pp. 10-15.
“Was my ancestor a Jewish prince?”, case study in Your Family Tree, September 2013, no. 133, pp. 32-34.
“Ozzy’s Origins” (the ancestry of Ozzy Osborne), Discover your Ancestors, 3rd edition, 2014, pp. 11-14.
“Cardinal Pole’s Fig”, Discover Your History, September 2014, issue 57, pp. 21-25.
“Genealogy in the media”, Genealogists’ Magazine, vol. 31, no. 8, Dec. 2014, pp. 320-321.
“Mapping your family”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, no. 96, February 2015, pp. 24-29.
“The backbone of genealogy” (about the royal family tree), Family Tree, Christmas 2015, pp. 58-63.
“Getting to know our ancient ancestors”, Family Tree, January 2016, pp. 64-67.
“How distant can ‘lost cousinship’ be?”, Lost Cousins e-mail newsletter, 20 January 2016.
“Common mistakes in genealogy”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, no. 135, February 2018, pp. 28-31. This was well received, and the letters page of the April edition included one (on p. 8) from Robin M. White of Dundee, starting “Anthony Adolph’s February article on common mistakes was very useful. I’m glad to see I am in good company in lacking enthusiasm for online ‘build your own family tree’ facilities”.
“Arndell and Arundell: a genealogical paradox”, Genealogist’s Magazine,  vol. 32, no. 11, September 2018, pp. 432-438
“Expert’s choice:”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, no. 160, January 2019, p. 50.
“A brief history of Callow”, published February 2023 on the Callow Parish Hall website

Your Family Tree “In Search of…” column

Surname origins, January 2016, issue 164, p. 96.
Homo naldei, February 2016, issue 165, p. 96.
The magazine was renamed in March 2016 so the column continued as…

Your Family History “In Search of…” column,

The female line, March 2016, issue 166, p. 96.
Mammalian cousins, Spring 2016, p. 96.
Tolkien’s roots, April 2016, p. 96.
The Yamnaya, May 2016, p. 96.
African ancestors, June 2016, p. 96.
The Pillar of Eliseg, July 2016, p. 96.
Neolithic long barrows, August 2016, p. 96.
Etruscan Ancestors, September 2016, p. 96.
The evolving eye, October 2016, p. 96.
The genealogist of the gods [Hesiod], November 2016 p. 96
Ancestral views of genealogy [in Homer], December 2016, p. 96.
Ancestral connections, January 2017, p. 96.
Clarity, February 2017, p. 96.

Perry Nursey, Suffolk landscape painter

Perry Nursey, Suffolk landscape painter

Perry Nursey
I have written a separate web page about Perry Nursey (pictured right) and also published the following articles about him:

“Perry Nursey, Artist and Landscape Gardener”, Fairfax Society Newsletter, 2, no. 1, March 1999, pp. 20-1.
“Perry Nursey: Suffolk Architect”, Norfolk and Suffolk Life, no. 123, November 1999, pp. 26-7.
‘The Fairfaxes of Suffolk’, The Journal of the Fairfax Society, vol. 4 no. 3, April 2003, pp. 13-17 (also reproduced at
Letter: “Royal Wedding”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, January 2011, issue 43, p. 6.
“Kate Middleton – the Fairfax Connection”, Discover My Past: Scotland, April 2011, pp. 11-14.
“Kate Middleton and the Fairfaxes – a welcome addition to our family tree”, The Journal of the Fairfax Society, April 2011, pp. 4-5.
“The Duchess of Cambridge and her American connections”, Family Chronicle, July/August 2011, pp. 50-52.
“Kate Middleton and the Fairfaxes”, The Old Dominion Corner (newsletter of the Fairfax [County] Genealogical Society), November 2011, pp. 11-12.
“The Fairfax ancestry of the Duchess of Cambridge – a correction” , The Genealogist’s Magazine, vol. 30, no. 10, June 2012, pp. 407-411 and noticed in The Fairfax Society journal, October 2012, p. 13.
“Kate’s ancestry”, letter about the ancestry of Catherine Duchess of Cambridge published in The Telegraph, 25 June 2013, letters page (p. 21).
“The art of bankruptcy”, Your Family Tree, issue 135, November 2013, p. 98.
“The Duchess of Cambridge’s Fairfax ancestry – a problem solved”, The Genealogists’ Magazine, vol. 31, no. 4, December 2013, p. 156.
“A Poor West Indian Boy” (about the black Fairfaxes), Your Family Tree, Spring 2014, issue 140, p. 98.
“The Fairfax ancestry of H.R.H. The Duchess of Cambridge and H.R.H. Prince George of Cambridge”, The Journal of The Fairfax Society, April 2014, pp. 22-3.
Perry Nursey“, biographical article for the Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon.
“The Nursey family of artists: 19th century chroniclers of the Ipswich area”, Ipswich Society Newsletter, no. 224, January 2021.
“The search for Perry Nursey”, Suffolk Archaeology and History (newsletter of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History), spring 2021, pp. 14-15, with a notice about the catalogues pp. 24-5.
“Churchyard, Rowe and the Nurseys, and their links to the Norwich Society of Artists”, published in 2021 on the website of the East Anglian Traditional Art Centre.

Non-genealogical articles

“Our Man in Armenia”, Surrey County Magazine, February 1999, pp. 27-9.
“Mount Etna”, Footloose in London Magazine, August 8-15 2001, no. 273, pp. 41-2
“Byron in Venice”, Geneva Convention website,
“Byron in Sintra”, July 2006,

Reviews (some books also reviewed in the The Highlander – see below)

Never Complain, Never Explain: Records of the Foreign Office and State Paper Office, 1500-c. 1690 (PRO, Louise Atherton, 1994), in Family History, vol. 17, no. 143, ns 119, April 1995, p. 299.
Burke’s Peerage Baronetage and Knightage (1881); C.D. book review, Ancestors, July 2004, p. 42, and quoted extensively on
Chris Pomeroy’s DNA and Family History, Family Tree Magazine, January 2005, vol. 21, no. 3, p.8.
David Hey’s Journeys in Family History“, Ancestors, September 2004, p. 70.
Joanna Martin’s “Wives and Daughters: Women and Children in the Georgian Country House”, Family History Monthly, March 2005, no. 115, p. 52.
Jane Robinson’s Mary Seacole, The Charismatic Black Nurse who became a Heroine of the Crimean, Family History Monthly, May 2005, no. 117, p. 51.
Fiona Mountain’s genealogical novel Bloodlines, Family History Monthly, November 2005, no.123, p. 56.
Who Do You Think You Are? Discovering the heroes and villains in your family, Dan Waddell and Nick Barratt, HarperCollins, Entertainment, 2006, £14.99, ISBN 978-0-00-722089-2, in Ancestors. March 2006, issue 43, p. 71.
“Humanising the machine”, review of James Essinger’s Jacquard’s Web : How a Hand-Loom Led to the Birth of the Information Age, on (May 2006).
Stella Colwell’s The National Archives, a practical guide for family historians, Family History Monthly, July 2006, no. 132, p. 50.
“Whipping it Up”, Steve Thompson, Shepherd’s Bush Theatre, St George’s College website and newsletter, December 2006.
James Hunter’s Scottish Exodus: travels among a worldwide clan, Mainstream Publishing Company (2005) 2007 in Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, issue 1, October 2007, p. 84.
Donald Harman Akenson’s Some Family. The Mormons and How Humanity Keeps Track of Itself, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2007, ISBN 978-0773532953 £15.99, Family History Monthly, no. 154, March 2008. p. 50.
David Hughes’s The British Chronicles, 2 vols, Heritage Books, 2007,, ISBN 978-0788433016 , $94.Family History Monthly, no. 154, March 2008. p. 51.
Ian Maxwell’s How to Trace Your Irish Ancestors: An Essential Guide to Researching and Documenting the Family Histories of Ireland’s People (Paperback – 30 Jun 2009): the review was entitled  “Ireland’s pedigree”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, Spring 2008, issue 7, p. 85.
The Wall Family in Ireland, Hubert Gallwey, Curragh Publications (, Who Do You Think You Are?, issue 31, February 2010, p. 91.
Ian Maxwell’s Tracing Your Northern Irish Ancestors, in Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, June 2010, p. 90.
Neil Hegarty, Story of Ireland: in search of a new national memory, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, June 2011, issue 48, p. 89.
Alan Stewart, My Ancestor was Irish: A Guide to sources for Family Historians in Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, January 2013, p. 90.
Debbie Kennett, The Surnames Handbook: a guide to family name research in the 21st century, Your Family Tree February 2013, p. 85.
Lady Selina Hastings’s The Red Earl: The Extraordinary Life of the 16th Earl of Huntingdon,  Your Family Tree December 2015, no. 150, p. 87.

Myself with my cousin Lady Selina Hastings, at a talk she gave to The Biographer's Club in November 2014.

Myself with my cousin Lady Selina Hastings, at a talk she gave to The Biographer’s Club in November 2014.

Miles Russell’s Arthur and the Kings of Britain: The Historical Truth Behind the Myths (Amberley, 2017), on the Ancient Origins website, 10 May 2017.  
Karin Bojs, My European Family: The First 54,000 Years, in Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, Summer 2017, p. 90.
Carl Zimmer, She had her mother’s laugh: the powers, perversions, and potential of heredity, Picador, 2018, in Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, September  2017, p. 91.
Bijan Omrani, Caesar’s Footprints: a cultural excursion to ancient France: journeys through Roman Gaul, Pegasus Books Ltd, 2017, hardback, 386 pages, reviewed in Ancient Origins Magazine in autumn 2018 under the title “How to be a noble Roman”, pp. 100-105.

Family History Monthly coat of arms column

Humphreys, October 2003, no. 97, p. 9.
Jenkins, November 2003, no. 98, p. 11.
Ryan, December 2003, no. 99, p. 10.
Paterson, January 2004, no. 100, p. 9.
Macleod, February 2004, no. 101, p. 10.
Rogers, March 2004, no. 102, p. 10.
Griffin, April 2004, no. 103, p. 10.
Roach, May 2004, no. 104, p. 10
Webster, June 2004, p. 10.
Barclay, July 2004, no. 106, p. 10.
Rees, August 2004, no. 107, p. 14.
Cavendish, September 2004, no. 108, p. 10.
Walsh, no. 109, October 2004, p. 10.
Burgess, November 2004, no., 110, p. 10.
Ward, December 2004, no. 111, p. 58.
(the column did not appear again until 2006:) Hill, December 2006, no. 137, p. 42.
Ross, Chrismas 2006, no. 138 p 42.
Morris, January 2007, no. 139 p. 42
Burke, February 2007, no. 140, 42
Parker, March 2007, no. 141
Blair, April 2007, no. 142, p. 42.
Davis, May 2007, no. 143, p. 42.
Allen, June 2007, no 144 p. 42.
Black, July 2007, no. 145, p. 43.
Nelson, August 2007, no. 146, p. 55
Bell, September 2007, no 147, p. 42
Richardson, October 2007, no. 148, p. 42
Bailey, November 2007, no 149, page 42.
Murray, December 2007 no. 119 p. 42.
Cox, Christmas 2007, no. 120, p. 42.
Graham, January 2007, no. 121, p. 42.
Wilkinson, February 2008, no. 153 p. 42.
Foster, March 2008, no. 154, p. 42.
Russell, April, 2008, no. 155, p. 42.
(Continued from May 2008 as a combined arms and surname column) Mason, May 2008, no. 156, p. 50.
Webb, June 2008, no, 157, p. 50.
Hunt, July 2008, no. 158, p. 50.
Holmes, August 2008, no,159, p. 50.
Gibson, September 2008, no. 160, p. 50.
Mills, October 2008, no. 161, p. 50.
Palmer November 2008, no 162, p. 50.
Wallace, December 2008, issue 163, p. 50.
Reid, Christmas 2008, no. 164, p. 50.
Barnes, January 2009, no. 165, p. 50.
Dixon, February 2009, no. 166, p. 50.
Fisher, March 2009, no. 167, p. 50.
Knight, April 2009, no. 168 p. 50.
Pearson, May 2009, no. 169. p. 50.
Barker, June 2009, no. 170.
Harvey, July 2009, no. 171.
Wilson, August 2009, no. 172, p. 50.
Stevens, September 2009, p. 53.
Saunders, October 2009, p. 52.
Fletcher, November 2009, no. 52,p. 53
Elloitt, December 2009, no.176, p. 53.
Reynolds Christmas 2009 issue 177, p. 52
Joyce January 2010, issue 178. 52.
Aherne, February 2010, issue 179, p. 53.
Cameron March 2010, issue 180, p. 52
O’Brien, April 2010, issue 181, p. 52.
Casey, May 2010, issue 182, p. 52.
Davidson, June 2010, issue 183, p.52.
Connolly, July 2010, p. 52.
Doyle, August 2010, p. 52.
Rose, September 2010, p. 52.
Morrison, October 2010, no. 188, p. 52
Barrett, November 2010, no. 189, p. 52
Hamilton, December 2010, no. 190, p. 52
Duncan, January 2011, issue 191, p. 52
O’Kelly, February 2011, issue 192, p. 52
Forbes, March 2011, issue 193, p. 52.
Kerr, April 2011, issue 194, p. 52.
Hunter, May 2011, issue 195, p. 52.
Hammond, June 2011, issue 196, p. 52.
Grant, July 2011, issue 197, p. 52.
Middleton, On-line special, issue 198, p. 52.
Barry, August 2011, issue 199, p. 52.
MacKay, September 2011, issue 200, p. 52.
Alexander, October 2011, issue 201, p. 52.
Lucas, November 2011, issue 202, p. 52.
Kershaw, December 2011, issue 203, p. 54.
MacLean, January 2012, issue 204, p. 56.
Burton, February 2012, issue 205, centrefold.
Newby, March 2012, issue 206, centrefold.
Crowley, April 2012, issue 207 (the magazine’s final issue), centrefold.

Genealogy without frontiers

“Lucero of Argao”, Family History, 19 no. 154, NS. 130, January 1998. pp. 85-93.
“Clayhills Genealogy”, Family History, 19 no. 157, NS. 132, July 1998. pp. 140-151. Reproduced in Tay Valley Family Historian, no. 56, May 2000, pp. 37-44.
(ed.), “Nbaria Hwai- The Biography of a Clan”, Peter Gichuru, Family History¸19, no. 160, n.s. 136, July 1999, pp. 349-350.
“Keralese Ancestors- The Valiamplackels of Melukavu”, Family History, 20, no. 169, NS 145, October 2001, pp. 394-400.
“Misell to Mitchell: the true antecedents of Alf Garnett”. Practical Family History, May 2002, no. 53, pp. 27-8.
“Looking for Caesar”, Black and Asian Studies Association Newsletter 37, September 2003, pp. 6-8.
“The Founders of Sierra Leone”, Ancestors, issue 16, October/November 2003, pp. 40-45.
“The Trail of John Ystumllun”, Family and Local History Handbook, vol. 10, 2006, pp. 140-143.
“Portuguese Pedigrees”, Practical Family History, March 2007, no. 111, pp. 21-23.
“All the trees in China”: tracing Chinese ancestry”, Practical Family History, September 2007, no. 117, pp. 32-35. with an extra note in the November 2007 (no 119) edition, p. 51.

Your Family Tree surname histories

A selection of those printed up to May 2008 appears in Your Surname Guide: detailed analysis of over 200 names, a cover-mounted 114 page booklet free with Your Family Tree, May 2008, and a second set appeared as Your Surname Guide, given away with Your Family Tree in December 2010.

Langley; Duncan; Ward; Abbot; June 2004, issue 12.
Lofthouse; Barrett; Nelson; Griffin; July 2004, issue 13.
Messenger; Peters; Knox; Beckett; August 2004, Issue 14.
Baines; Fitzgerald; Howard; Goodchild; Paine; Dickinson; Atkinson; Knowles; September 2004, Issue 15.
Dickens; Granville; Hill; Morris; October 2004, issue 16.
Aitken; Edwards; Schofield; Pearson; November 2004, issue 17.
Gilbert; Farquar; Parsons; Peacock; December 2004, issue 18.
McDonnell; King; Wright; Vincent; Christmas 2004, issue 19.
Simpkin; Hall; Dance; Benson; January 2005, issue 20.
Matthews; Crane; Bancroft; Hackett; February 2005, issue 21,
Battersby; Joy; Humphries; Wheeler; March 2005, issue 22.
Bennett; Bastable; Darbyshire; McClelland; April 2005, issue 23.
Lanyon; Braithwaite; Williams and Watkins, May 2005, issue 24.
Taylor; Paton; Welch; Partridge; June 2005, issue 25.
Bradley; Jones; Tydeman and Knott, July 2005, issue 26.
Fleet; Bramwell; Jeffery and Evans, August 2005, issue 27
Kilburn; Hughes; Lane and Shaw, September 2005, issue 28
Yarrow; Hardisty; Willis and Wilson, October 2005, issue 29
Hopwood; Darville; Brown and Boswell. November 2005, issue 30
Davies; Falliford; Jardine and Bosworth, December 2005, issue 31
Johnson; Johnston; Cook and Stubbs, Christmas 2005, issue 32
Thomas; Oliver; Blythe and Wootton, January 2006, issue 33
Malpas; Strahan; Waugh and Roberts, February 2006, issue 34
Meynell; Bentley; Parker and Robinson, March 2006, issue 35
Collins; Lewis; Mewer and Goodwin, April 2006, issue 36.
Kidd, Harrison, Havers and Caesar, May 2006, issue 37.
Stagles, Wicks, Worrall and Sanderson, June 2006, issue 38
Hough, Crawley, Crowley and Love, July 2006, issue 39
Cobb; Adolph; Ross and MacDougall, August 2006, no 40
Blair, Burns, Ormerod and Allen, September 2006, no. 41
Hird, Bowmer, MacLeod and FitzMaurice, October 2006, no. 42
Buggins, Britton, Stradling, Black, Autumn 2006, no. 43.
Mahoney Westwood Walton and Costello. November 2006, no. 44
Cresswell, Whiston, McCullough and Bolton, December 2006, no.45
Henry, Huggins, Stephens and Devereux, January 2007, 2007, no. 46
Constantine, Hyde, MacNulty and Wiseman, February 2007 no 47
Roche, Callard, Plant and Ball, March 2007 issue 48
Lloyd; Frost; Miles and Rose April 2007 issue 49.
MacDowell, Burke, Pople and Potter, May 2007, issue 50.
Pendlebury, Pendleton, Brion, MacCoy and Cheeseman Spring 2007, issue 51.
Whatmough, Salmon, Stone and Everett, June 2007 ,issue 52.
Field, Vickery, Crow and Hunt, July 2007, issue 53.
Penton, Toulman, Elston and Suckling, August 2007, issue 54.
Surtees, Kistle, Gibbons and Beaumont, September 2007, issue 55.
Quigg or Twigg, Wigglesworth, Jermyn and Worth, October 2007, issue 56.
Crocker, Dodd, Henderson, Salter, November 2007 issue 57.
Young, Wildboar, Swales and Squire, December 2007, issue 58.
Anson, Ash, Beasley Skinner, January 2008, issue 59.
Berkeley, Castle, James and Rowe, February 2008, issue 61.
Catchpole, Walton, Norman and Wilkins, March 2008, issue 62.
Compton, Defoe, Dixon and Osbourne, April 2008, issue 63.
Whiffen Rabbit, Hamilton and Davison, May 2008, issue 64.
Bloy, Coleshill, Shurrock, MacGregor, Spring 2008, issue 63.
Douglas, Flambard, Garraway, Grierson,June 2008, issue 65.
Thatcher, MacNaughton, Paterson and Poole, July 2008, issue 66.
Fletcher, MacQueen, Marshall and Stock & Stoker, August 2008, issue 67.
Graham, Mortimer, Russell and Sampson, September 2008, issue 68.
Arnot, Galloway, Lawrence, Nurse & Nursey, October 2008, issue 69.
Christie; Clews; Huggins and Simpson, November 2008, issue 70.
Airey, Benn, Packard and Swann, December 2008, issue 71.
Jillings, Littlejohn, MacCarthy and Rogers, January 2008, issue 72.
Evans, Dunlop, Stevenson and Jackson, February 2009, issue 73.
Beal, Lund, Moody and Stewart, March 2009, issue 74.
Mainwaring, Cruickshank, Wetherall and Stanton, April 2009, issue 75.
Gray, Hutchinson, Major and Thorn, Spring 2009, issue 76.
Bruten, Thoroughgood, Hopkins and Wharton, May 2009, issue 77.
Newport, Murphy, Robertson and Proud, June 2009, issue 78.
Farrell; Huggett; Hunting and Radcliffe, July 2009 issue 79.
Napier, Corrin, Marsh and Skelton, August 2009,. issue 80.
Blanchard, Harding, Pike Smollett, September 2009, issue 81.
MacDermot, Dwyer, Mole, Grundy, October 2009, issue 82.
Henshaw, Potts, Pilgrim and Blanchett/Blankett, November 2009, issue 83.
Postlethwaite, Wilberforce, Gold and Gildersleeves, December 2009, issue 84.
Knight, Billam, Henry, Herald, January 2010, issue 85.
Rhodes, O’Shaughnessy, Jewell and Tulloch, February 2010, issue 86, pp. 93-4
Laugher, Mason, Raleigh and Webb, March 2010, issue 87.
Emmett, Rhys, Phillips and Dennis,April 2010, issue 88.
Amery, Amos, Bagshaw and Wall, Spring 2010, issue 89, p. 95-6.
Conway (England and Wales; Conway (Ireland) Trotter and Strode, May 2010, issue 90.
Barr, Berington, Tucker, Wade, June 2010, issue 91.
Andrews, Reynolds, Cave and Waldegrave, July 2010, issue 92.
Manners; Fraser; Sevile; MacCabe, August 2010, issue 93.
Haydock, Eatock, Waddell and Turville, September 2010, issue 94.
Chisholm, Conyers, Luke and O’Connor, October 2010, issue 95.
Finch, Elliott, Warner and Needham, November 2010, issue 96.
Goodall, Manning, Oughton and Twysden, December 2010, issue 97.
Ewan, Fawkes, Fox and Vaux, January 2011, issue 98.
Gage, Gall, Redhead, Tweedie, February 2011, issue 99.
(missed out of issue 100)
Fairfax, Evil, Good and Middleton, Spring 2011, issue 101.
Barrow; Byron; Dyer and Smalley, April 2011, issue 102.
Antrobus; Gale; George and Twaddle, May 2011, issue 103.
Doig; Garbutt; Hanks and Welby, June 2011, issue 104.
Booth; Horsefield; Greenhow and Goldsmith, July 2011, issue 105.
Clive; Hancock, O’Leary and West, August 2011, issue 106.
Musgrave; Acland; Rous and Rashleigh, September 2011, issue 107.
Bissett; Coleman; Carroll and Addlestone, October 2011, issue 108.
O’Connor, Hervey, Game and Noden. November 2011, issue 109.
Bower, Hercules, Newbold and Nicolson, December 2011, issue 110.
Buckley, Fuller, Norden and Thoresby, January 2012, issue 111.
Bannister, Boyle, Molesworthy and Redgrave, February 2012, issue 112.
Waring, Gower, Bastard and Sabine, March 2012, issue 113.
[new format introduced, comprising one common surname and, separately, a selection of common surnames from a region or county] Smith and surnames of the Isle of Man, Spring 2012, issue 114.
Taylor and surnames of Gwynedd, April 2012, issue 115.
Jones and surnames of Edinburgh, May 2012, issue 116.
Brown and surnames of Lancashire, June 2012, issue 117.
Davies and surnames of Gloucestershire, July 2012, issue 118.
Evans and Suffolk surnames, August 2012, issue 119.
Wilson and Connaught surnames, September 2012, issue 120.
Thomas and Tyne & Wear surnames, October 2012, issue 121.
Roberts and Nottinghamshire surnames, November 2012, issue 122.
Johnson and Devon surnames, December 2012, issue 123.
Lewis and Powys surnames, January 2013, issue 124.
Walker and Cambridgeshire surnames, February 2013, issue 125.
Robinson and Worcestershire surnames, March 2013, issue 126.
Wood and Scottish Highlands surnames, Spring 2013, issue 127.
White and Munster, April 2013, issue 128.
Watson and Channel Islands surnames, May 2013, issue 129.
Jackson and Oxfordshire surnames, June 2013, issue 130.
Wright and North Yorkshire surnames, July 2013, issue 131
Green and Derbyshire surnames, August 2013, issue 132.
Harris/Harrison and Dyfed surnames, September 2013, issue 133.
Cooper and Warwickshire surnames, October 2013, issue 134.
King and Aberdeenshire surnames, November 2013, issue 135.
Lee and Northamptonshire surnames, December 2013, issue 136.
Martin and Leinster surnames,  January 2014, issue 137.
Clark and Buckinghamshire surnames, February 2014, issue 138.
James and Clwyd surnames, March 2014, issue 139.
Morgan and Leicestershire surnames, Spring 2014, issue 140.
Hughes and Dundee surnames, April 2014, issue 141.
Edwards and Shropshire surnames,  May 2014, issue 142.
Marshall and Cheshire surnames, June 2014, issue 143.
Hill and Ayrshire surnames, July 2014, issue 144.
Morris and Herefordshire surnames, August 2014, issue 145.
Scott and Isle of Wight surnames, September 2014, issue 146.
Phillips and Co. Durham surnames, October 2014, issue 147.
Hall and North London surnames, Autumn 2014, issue 148.
Ward and Edinburgh surnames, November 2014, issue 149.
Atkinson and Manchester surnames, December 2014, issue 150.
Sanderson and Birmingham surnames, January 2015, issue 151.
Stewart and Ulster surnames, February 2015, issue 152.
Allen and Staffordshire surnames, March 2015, issue 153.
Cook and West Yorkshire surnames, Spring 2015, issue 154.
Bennett and Glasgow surnames, April 2015, issue 155.
Parker and Surrey surnames, May 2015, issue 156.
Murphy and Lincolnshire surnames, June 2015, issue 157.
Simpson and Gwent surnames, July 2015, issue 158.
Fox and Hertfordshire surnames, August 2015, issue 159.
Gray and Cornwall surnames, September 2015, issue 160.
Rose and Yorkshire Dales surnames, October 2015, issue 161.
Hunt and Norfolk surnames, November 2015, issue 162.
Shaw and Liverpool, December 2015, issue 163.
And with that drew an end to eleven and a half years of writing surname histories for the same magazine, and they were replaced by my “In Search Of” column.

The Havers Family CrestThe Havers family and its connections

“The Havers of Thelveton Hall from the Reformation to the Restoration: The Rise of a Gentry Family”¸ Family History, 19 no. 155, NS. 131, April 1998. pp. 113-124.
“The Catholic Havers of Thelveton Hall, Norfolk”, Catholic Ancestor, 7, no. 4, February 1999, pp. 144-160.
“The Catholic Havers of Ingatestone, Essex”, Catholic Ancestor, 7, no. 5, June 1999, pp. 183-190.
“The Use of Heraldry by the Havers Family with some observations concerning the fortunes of its younger branches”, Family History, 18 no. 148, NS. 124, July 1996, pp. 141-152.
“Thelveton Hall: A Hidden History”, Norfolk and Suffolk Life, no 114, February 1999, pp. 20-1.
“Ingatestone – A religious refuge”, Essex Countryside, September 1998, pp. 51-2, reproduced in South-Eastern Catholic History, the newly revamped journal of the Essex Recusant Society under the editorship of Edward Walsh, no. 7, 2015, pp. 19-23.
“The Havers Family at Bacon’s, Mountnessing”, Ingatestone and Fryerning Historical and Archaeological Society, transactions, no. 37, 1999, pp. 24-27.
“The Carpue Family of London”, Catholic Ancestor 4, no. 1, February 1992, pp. 7-13.
“Bookselling, Recusancy and Land Tenure: 120 Years of Family History in London and Essex”, Family History, 17 no. 140, NS. 116, June 1994. pp. 121-133.
“Three Weddings and a Trout”, Family History, 18 no. 145, NS. 121, October 1995, pp. 293-4.
“The History of Mr Hickin”, Catholic Ancestor, 6, no. 1, February 1996, pp. 19-25. Edited and reprinted as “Thomas Hickin, Catholic goldsmith”, The Silver Society Journal, 14, 2002, pp. 90-91.
“The Last Viscountess Montague (of the Manbys of South Weald, Essex), Catholic Ancestor, 6, no. 2, June 1996, pp. 76-81.
“The Slaughters of Cheney Court and their Catholicism”, Catholic Ancestor, 6, no. 3, November 1996, pp. 102-107.
“The Genealogy and Heraldry of the Manbys, 1189-1699”, Family History, 18 no. 150, NS. 126, January 1997, pp. 225-234.
“Researching the Carpues”, Practical Family History, November 1999, p. 10.
“The Bonds of Bury St Edmunds and their family connections”, Catholic Ancestor, vol. 9, no. 2, June 2002, pp. 61-65, cited in Royal Historical Society Annual Bibliography of British and Irish History: Publications of 2002
“King of Bohemia in Rural Norfolk?”, [the Tindall family] Norfolk and Suffolk Life, October 2004, pp. 36-37.
“An ‘Essex Recusant’ hunter at work: the life of Mrs Stanislaus Havers”, Catholic Ancestor, vol. 11 no 1 April 2006, pp. 40-45.
Havers surname card, Your Family Tree, May 2006, issue 37. (See also My Famous Family, broadcast on UKTV History in May 2006)

Catholic ancestry

“The Catholic Marriage Index”, Family History, 16 no. 129, NS. 105, October 1991, pp. 10-14. “The Catholic Marriage Index” (précis), The Cockney Ancestor, 80 Autumn 1998, p. 18: The Irish Genealogical Research Society Newsletter, 3, no.2 October 1998 p. 35, West Middlesex Family History Society, March 1999, p. 20 and reprinted as the introduction to The Anstruther Catholic Marriage Index, published on CD by the Parish Register Transcription Society (
“The Stuart Court of Saint-Germain-en-Laye”, Family History, 16 no. 132, NS. 108, July 1992, p. 166.
“Anstruther’s Index of Catholic Converts”, Family History, 17 no. 138, NS. 114, January 1994. pp. 45-7.
“Some Resources for Catholic Family History at the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies”, Catholic Ancestor, 6, no. 4, February 1997, pp. 145-147.
“The Families of the Benedictine Nuns at Pontoise”, Catholic Ancestor 6 no. 5, June 1997, pp. 191-2.
“Papists’ Horses and the Privy Council, 1689-1720”, Recusant History, 24 no. 1, May 1998, pp. 55-75.

The Hammond family and its connections

“The Life of ‘Old Michael Mason’ of Crondon Park, Essex”, Catholic Ancestor, 4, no. 3, November 1992, pp. 99-105.
“A Very Curious Estate- Ovington Park, Hampshire”, Family History, 18 no. 149, NS. 125, October 1996. pp. 165-174. Reprinted in Abbotstone, Alresford, Ovington, Ithchenstoke Parish Magazine, May-October 1998. Preçis version in “The Story of a Family Estate”, Hampshire Life, no. 12, September 1999, pp. 27-9.
“A Greenwich Ghost Story”, Bygone Kent, 19 no. 11, November 1998, pp. 671-676.
“Nine Williams, but scarce a duke in sight” (a genealogical history of the Hammonds of Alverstoke, Gosport and later Greenwich), The Family and Local History Handbook, 12th edition (2009), pp, 169-175.


Joseph Albert Stanislaus Adolph M.C., O.St.J.J., T.D., Old Georgian’s Association Newsletter, 24, October 1995, pp. 3-4.
Philip F. Coverdale, Catholic Ancestor, 7, no. 5, June 1999, pp. 180-1.
“Edward Adolph, R.I.P”, The John Fisher Old Boys’ Association newsletter, June 2003.

Questions and answers

“Brassed off”, Your Family Tree issue 10, April 2004, p. 46.
“Q&A”, contributor to cover feature answering readers’ questions, Your Family Tree, issue 11, May 2004, pp. 24-33.
“McCurley explained” Your Family Tree, June 2004, issue 12, p. 93.
“Blurred origins”, Your Family Tree, July 2004, issue 13, p. 93.
“At the battle of Flodden”, Your Family Tree, September 2004, Issue 15, p. 90 (see also “Battle of Flodden”, Your Family Tree, December 2004, issue 18, p. 84.
“Un-knighted?”, Your Family Tree, issue 19, Christmas 2004, no. p.90.
“Unlikely Fripp Origins”, Your Family Tree, issue 21, February 2005, p. 85.
“Coats of Arms (King)”; Your Family Tree, issue 22, March 2005, p. 86
“Gardeners to the Gentry”, Practical Family History, May 2005, no. 89, p. 37.
“Proof of Paternity”, Practical Family History, May 2005, no. 89, p. 40.
“Am I related to Nelson?”, Practical Family History, April 2005, no. 88, p. 37.
“My grandfather was ‘declared dead’”, Practical Family History, May 2005, no. 89, p. 41.
“Visitation pedigrees”, Your Family Tree, May 2005, issue 24, p. 87.
“Canadian Records”; “Died in Altona” and “Class Distinction”: Practical Family History, July 2005, issue 91, pp. 36-41.
“Born at sea”; “French surname”; “Noble ancestors” , Practical Family History, August 2005, no. 92, pp. 38-40.
“Keepers of castles”, Practical Family History, September 2005, p. 42.
“Where were the Colberts?” and “Who was my mother’s father?”, Practical Family History, October 2005, no. 94, pp. 39 & 42.
“The Laslett Link: could Sir Lancelot be the inspiration for this unusual surname?”, Your Family Tree, November 2005, no. 30, p. 88.
“ “Irish research online”; “Named after his father?”, Practical Family History, November 2005, no. 95, pp. 40-41.
“Born pre-1837”Practical Family History, December 2005, no. 96, p. 38.
“Governor of the Bahamas?” and “A Lady in the Family?”, Your Family Tree, December 2005, no.31, pp. 87-8.
“What’s in a name?” (Hoddinott), Your Family Tree, issue 32, Christmas 2005, p 86.
“All at Sea” and “Lost in London”, Your Family Tree, issue 32, Christmas 2005, p. 89.
“Bulpit – Medieval Mahem” and “Very tall stories” in “Solve your family mysteries” (Cover feature), Your Family Tree, issue 33, January 2006, pp. 24-5.
“Servants of the Queen?” and “Swiss Roots”, Practical Family History, January 2006, no. 97, p. 42.
“Two Surnames” and “Jamaican Parents”, Practical Family History, February 2006, p. 42.
“England or Canada?” and “Born in Constantinople”, Practical Family History, March 2006, no. 99, pp. 40-1.
“A rare breed: Can Anthony solve the origins of the name Philtrip?” Your Family Tree, February 2006, issue 34, p. 84
“An ancestral artist”, Your Family Tree, March 2006, issue 35, p. 89, “Heavyside heritage”, Your Family Tree,April 2006,issue 36, p. 88.
“English and Irish Goolds”; “Tracing a maiden name” and Walthew or Matthew?” Practical Family History, April 2006, no. 100, pp 41, 46-7.
“Back from the Bahamas”Your Family Tree, May 2006, issue 37.
“From USA to RN”, Practical Family History, May 2006, no. 101, p. 38.
“Scottish grandmother?” p. 39, “Back to Tudor times” p. 41, “Death by drowning” p. 42, Practical Family History, June 2006, no. 102
“Spanish Parbles”, Your Family Tree, June 2006, issue 38.
“Finding lost research” Your Family Tree, July 2006, issue 39, p. 85.
“Born in Dover Castle?”, Practical Family History, July 2006, no. 103, p. 39.
“Hanged for Murder”, Practical Family History, August 2006, no. 104, p. 49. “Died in Australia”, Practical Family History, September 2006, no. 105, p. 39.
“Family in America?”, Practical Family History, October 2006, no. 106, p. 41.
“Mind the Commonwealth Gap”, Your Family Tree, Autumn 2006, issue 43, p. 86.
“Oar maker by trade”, Practical Family History, November 2006, no. 107, p,. 41.
“Noble Ancestors?” , January 2007, p. 49 no 109.
“Scandanavian or not?” Your Family Tree, January 2007, issue 46, p. 85.
“Family Dispute”, Practical Family History, February 2007, p. 50.
“Was he a smuggler?” Practical Family History, April 2007, no. 112, p. 46.
“Lord and Lady”, Your Family Tree, April 2007, issue 49, p. 86.
“Born in Germany”, Practical Family History, May 2007, no. 113, p. 47.
“Aprons and Secret Handshakes”, Your Family Tree Spring 2007 p. 87.
“Life on the Land”, Your Family Tree, May 2007, p. 87.
“Late’ v ‘formerly’”, Practical Family History, June 2007, no. 114, p. 48.
“Not having a Ball”, Your Family Tree, June 2007, no. 52.
“West Indian Mystery” , Your Family Tree, June 2007, no. 52.
“Huguenot Connections?”, Practical Family History, July 2007, pp. 44-45
“From Scotland to Mexico”, Practical Family History August 2007, no. 116, p. 47.
“Great grandfather’s birthplace”, Practical Family History, September 2007, no. 117, p. 48.
“Banton Heritage”, Your Family Tree, issue 53, July 2007, p. 88.
“Tushingham Roots”, Your Family Tree, October 2007, issue 56, p. 88.
“How can I trace my pre-1650 ancestors?”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, issue 2, November 2007, p. 37.
“Murdered at Sea”, Practical Family History, December 2007, no 119, p. 47.
“Who Owned the Property?”, Practical Family History, 2007, December 2007, no. 120, p. 46.
“Grounsell Search”, Your Family Tree, December 2007, issue 58, p. 91.
“When did he die?”, Practical Family History, January 2008, no. 121, p. 47.
“Latin puzzle”, Your Family Tree, January 2008, issue 59, p. 90.
“Great grandfather’s mansion”, Practical Family History, February 2008, p. 47.
“Buried in Jamaica”, Practical Family History, March 2008, no. 123, p. 47.
“Where was he born?” and “Where are the archives?”, Practical Family History. April 2008 no 124 pp. 44-5.
“Two readers share Italian Questions”, Practical Family History, May 2008, no. 125, p. 47.
“Tracing a Foundling’s Parents”, Practical Family History, June 2008, no. 126, pp. 46-7.
“Looking for Charlie Searle”, Practical Family History, Summer 2008, no 127, p 46.
“Why did my Irish ancestor become a British soldier?” Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, July 2008, p. 43.
“Is this a true story?”, Practical Family History, July 2008, no. 128, p. 47.
“Great grandfather was a civil servant”, Practical Family History, August 2008, no. 129, p. 48.
“Searching for Sarah”, Practical Family History, September 2008, no 130 p. 46.
“Village people”, Your Family Tree, October 2008, issue 69, p. 69.
“Publican’s Records’, Practical Family History October 2008, no. 131, p. 47.
“USA connections”, Practical Family History, November 2008, no. 132, p. 47.
(‘In-Depth Help) “Can you help me find Mary Newton’s family?”, WDYTYA Magazine. Pissue 15, November 2008 p. 38-9 “Shipwrecked?”, Your Family Tree, December 2008, issue 71, p. 69.
“New Mexico Adventure”, Practical Family History, December 2008, no. 133, p. 66.
“Missing Records”Practical Family History,January 2009, no. 134, p.61.
“How to Prevent Bigamy”, Practical Family History, March 2009, no. 136, p. 69.
“Skullduggery?”, Practical Family History, April 2009, no. 139, p. 61.
“Can you unravel the mystery of Nelson’s pap spoon?”, ?”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, June 2009, pp. 38-9
. “Accidental Death?”, Practical Family History, June 2009 p. 77.
“Noble Birth?”, Ypour Family Tree, issue 81, pp 66-7.
“Name Conundrum” (p. 69) and “South African Records” (p. 66), Practical Family History, July 2009, no. 141.
“How do I search Irish censuses?”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, July 2008, p. 38.
. “Capital research”, Your Family Tree, issue 80, August 2009, p. 67.
“Is Attorney Wegg on our family tree?” and “What is an ‘irregular’ marriage?” Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, September 2009, p. 32-3.
“Mystery Man”, Practical Family History, November 2009, p. 65.
“Why has Eva disappeared from the records?”, Who Do You Think You Are?, November 2009, p. 36.
“A bigamist in the family?”, Practical Family History, no. 146, December 2009, p. 60.
“A Rare Surname (Bedney) Your Family Tree, January 2010 issue 85.
“Missing Grandmother”, Practical Family History, January 2010, no. 147, p. 64.
“Am I related to the inventor of the spinning mule?” [Samuel Crompton], Who Do You Think You Are?, January 2010, pp. 40-41.
“A bigamous grandfather?”, Practical Family History, February 2010, no. 148, p. 64.
“Why Everard?”, Your Family Tree, March 2010, issue 87, p. 70.
“How can I identify Albert?”, ?”, Who Do You Think You Are?, March 2010 p. 37.
“Can I trace re-homed orphans?”, ?”, Who Do You Think You Are?, March 2010, p. 38-9.
“Secret Societies”, Practical Family History, April 2010, no. 150, p. 64.
“The Strodes of Dorset”, Practical Family History, April 2010, no. 150, p. 64.
Extended question-and-answer: “How do I find out the truth about my rich great great grandfather?”, ?”, Who Do You Think You Are?, April 2010, issue 89, pp. 38-39.
“DNA offers hope for Hope”, Practical Family History, Spring 2010, p. 64.
“Pension Records”, Practical Family History, Spring 2010, p. 67.
“Dead or Alive?”, Practical Family History, May 2010, p. 67.
“Irish Emigration”, Practical Family History, August 2010, p. 64.
“Servants’ records”, Your Family Tree, issue 94, September 2010, pp. 74-5.
“Heraldic Hunt”, Your Family Tree, issue 94, September 2010, p. 73.
“Fishy Query”, Practical Family History, September 2010, p. 60.
“Message in a bottle”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, October 2010, pp. 42-44.
“Where can I find old family photographs?”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, October 2010, p. 45.
“Norwich name”, Your Family Tree, issue 95, October 2010, pp. 72-3.
“Catch a Cattermull”, issue 95, October 2010, p. 74.
“County Confusion”, Practical Family History, October 2010, no. 157, p. 64.
“A surprising connection”, Practical Family History, October 2010, no. 157, p. 650.
“How do I find out if my merchant navy ancestor died at sea?”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, November 2010, p. 43.
“Where did my forebear get his money?”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, November 2010, p. 45.
“Hunting for Hunters”, Your Family Tree, November 2010, issue 96, pp. 70-71.
“Commonwealth Ancestry” (Ralph Ironside), Practical Family History, November 2010, p. 66.
“Can you help me trace my Jewish ancestor?”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, 2010, p. 44.
“Hackles or Eccles?”, Your Family Tree, December 2010, issue 97, p. 73.
“Was this marriage legal?”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, Christmas 2010, pp. 43-44
“Origin of the Livies”, Your Family Tree, January 2011, no, 98, pp. 72-3.
“I cannot find my Stoke-on-Trent relative”, ?”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, January 2011, pp. 45-6.
“Last coach-ride home”, Your Family Tree, February 2011, no, 99, p. 70.
“Bennevolla!”, Your Family Tree, February 2011, no, 99, p. 71.
“How can I trace illegitimate family members?”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, February 2011, p. 46.
“How can I trace the history of my house?”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, February 2011, p. 46.
“Can you help me trace my great grandparents?”, ?”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, March 2011, pp. 42-3.
“Relative values”, Family History Monthly, June 2011, issue 104, p. 73.
“Fairy tale castle”, Family History Monthly, June 2011, issue 104, p. 73.
“Lost Lancasters”, Your Family Tree, August 2011, issue 105, p. 73.
“Trouble at Hastings”, Your Family Tree, August 2011, issue 105, p. 71.
“Disarmed ancestors”, Your Family Tree, September 2011, issue 107, pp. 71 and 73.
“What does it mean?”, Your Family Tree, October 2012, issue 121, pp. 74-75.
“Unusual spelling?”, Your Family Tree, December 2012, pp. 74-5.
“Irish mystery”, Your Family Tree, January 2013, p. 74.
“Illegitimate Growcolts”, Your Family Tree, May 2013, p. 76.
“Can I prove if my relative was the son of the [Bussy] Sheriff of London?”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, September 2023, p. 43
“Looking for Lukies”, Your Family Tree, October 2013, issue 134, p. 77.
“New family name” (Alldis), Your Family Tree, August 2014, issue 145, pp. 74-5.
“Royal memorabilia puzzle, Your Family Tree, July 2014, issue 146, p. 77
“Can you tell me more about my mine-building forebears who were working in Cornwall in the mid-18th century?”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, Summer 2014, p. 41.
“Do the facts fit?” (about the Bath family in Surrey)Your Family Tree, September 2014, issue 146, pp. 75-6.
“Male line DNA testing”, Your Family Tree, October 2014, issue 147, p. 75.
“The Vanishing [Tulloch] family”, Your Family Tree, Autumn 2014, issue 148, pp. 75-6.
“Websters of Preston” Your Family Tree, November 2014, issue 149, pp. 74-5
“Baptisms and burials” Your Family Tree, December 2014, issue 150, pp. 74-5
“Spelling: Munton or Manton”, Your Family Tree, January 2015, pp. 76-7.
“Changes of name”, Your Family Tree, February 2015, pp. 74-5.
“An unusual coat of arms”, Your Family Tree, Spring 2015, issue 154. pp. 76-78.
“Understanding relationship terms used for our ancestors”, Your Family Tree, Spring 2015, issue 154, p. 77.
“Irish Ancestors”, Your Family Tree, April 2015, pp. 76-7.
“Father Search (Reginald Pierpoint Mowbray Morgan)”, Your Family Tree, issue 157, June 2015, pp. 76, 78-79.
“Truth or fiction?”, Your Family Tree, issue 158, July 2015.
“Testing comparison”, Family Tree magazine, November 2015, p. 70
“Interpreting DNA”, including a reference to my book In Search of Our Ancient Ancestors, Family Tree magazine, December 2015, pp. 78-9.
“Surname origins” (Hoyroy), Your Family History (the new name for Your Family Tree), March 2016, issue 166, p. 78. The June edition carried a short letter of thanks from the enquirer, John Revill.
“Mythological leads” (about a supposed descent from Antario, King of the Sicarubii in 10 BC), Family Tree magazine, April 2016, p. 77.
“How do I research a 17th century clergyman”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, issue 138, May 2018, p. 43.
“Am I descended from a famous baronet?”,  Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, issue 141, Summer 2018, p. 40.
“Was a town in France named after my ancestors?”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, issue 144, October 2018, p. 46.
“Could I be descended from a French duke?”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, issue 148, February 2019, p. 40.