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Caroline Gurney


Caroline Gurney, QG, is a qualified professional genealogist based near Bristol, England, and a Director of the Register of Qualified Genealogists. She has a Master’s degree with Distinction in Family and Local History and is now studying for a PhD on the history of Bristol’s Jewish community. Caroline has 35 years experience in genealogy research and has run her own genealogy business for eight years. She has successfully completed hundreds of projects for private and corporate clients, including numerous forensic genealogy cases. She has particular expertise in tracing living people, having traced over 600 living descendants of the crews of the clipper ship Cutty Sark. She also specialises in combining DNA testing with conventional genealogy research. Caroline combines an academic historian’s understanding of the historical context of genealogy research with a detailed knowledge of a wide range of genealogy sources. She is able to transcribe and translate old documents in English, French and Latin. She is a popular lecturer on skills and sources for genealogy and writes a quarterly column on English research for British Connections, the journal of the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History.