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My Ancestor Came from Norfolk


Discover the main Norfolk resources for family history online, in local archives and elsewhere with Gill Blanchard. She aims to help you to find and use resources to trace your Norfolk ancestry, covering well-known places to hidden gems.

Learn which records can also be used for family and local history research.


About the speaker:  Gill Blanchard holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and was awarded a second MA in Biography and Creative Non Fiction by the University of East Anglia.

She has been conducting family, house and local history research on a full time professional basis since 1992, setting up her own research company, Past Search, in 1997. She is a full member of  Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives  (AGRA). Gill began her research career by working at Norfolk Record Office for six years.

She is the author of several research guides, biographies and local histories, including ‘Tracing Your Ancestors: Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk’, available from Pen and Sword publishers.

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