With over 30 years’ experience as a genealogical teacher and researcher Else has given talks for family historians in the USA, Canada, New Zealand as well in the UK and Ireland. She writes a regular column for Your Family Tree Magazine, contributes to various genealogical magazines and print media in the UK and Australia and edits genealogical reference works and distance learning materials.
Else compiled the Next Steps articles for the Family History section of the BBC website and has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Making History and Women’s Hour as well as the popular UK TV shows Who Do You Think You Are? and Find my Past.
Having researched her own family history to 1680s Herefordshire, she can at last confirm she is not related to Winston Churchill.
The Exile of Erin:
Researching the Poor Irish in Victorian London
According to the census the numbers of Irish born immigrants living in England and Wales almost doubled between 1841 and 1851 to over 520, 000 with 109,000 living in London. Perceived as a strain on the resources of the Poor Law and charity this source looks at where they lived and where they came from and the efforts made to return many to that place.
UK Resources for the British Overseas
Using the resources of the Internet, the General Register Office, The National Archives, and The London Metropolitan Archives and the Society of Genealogists’ Library to establish information about the British who migrated overseas