Hello, I’m Pam Smith
a North Yorkshire based Genealogist

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t curious about people and interested in how their lives were shaped by the events in history. Discovering my own extensive family history required patience, attention to detail, resourcefulness and the ability to become a detective of the finer details and connections that only meticulous research can reveal. This combined with a natural willingness to sift through fragile documents and explore cemeteries for confirming details ignited the passion which now is my full-time career.

After choosing carefully to where gain my initial Genealogy qualification, word of mouth recommendation quickly attracted many commissions. My roles now include Family History Tutor, Education and Training Committee member for the Harrogate and District Family History Society, regular article contributor for Claro Ancestors and local speaker.

I know firsthand what it means to find the missing ancestral connections, so while I continue to expand my investigations into my own family history and pursue advanced qualifications, I am commissioned by new clients both throughout the UK and internationally.

If you would like more information, please feel free to contact me.


Latest From My Blog

Rillington One-Place Study update

When I’m not researching for my clients or teaching, I have an all consuming “hobby”. It’s the One-Place Study of a village called Rillington in North Yorkshire. If you thought […]

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Rillington One-Place Study

Why Rillington? None of my own forebears were ever there. Sometimes you simply just get drawn to a place. My research for other people takes me there again and again […]

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Yorkshire Family History Fair 2013

This event is a firm annual favourite for those with Yorkshire Ancestors. It is taking place this Saturday 29 June 2013 10am to 4.30pm. at the Knavesmire Exhibition Centre at […]

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“Pam Smith has meticulously opened up a whole new vista on my large and diverse family. I’m thrilled with the report and chart - it’s like an adventure with real people that I know! It’s given us all so much pleasure.”
SW. Hampsthwaite

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