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I am a full time IT professional, part time social historian, freelance writer and genealogist living in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. I have been doing genealogical research for the past 25 years and have completed the General Methodology and the English Records Professional Learning Certificates at the National Institute for Genealogical Studies in Toronto, Canada and am an instructor for their Social History course.

My article, “Women and the Victorian Regiment” won First Place in the ISFHWE 2015 Excellence-in-Writing Competition.

Barbara Starmans


Topics I speak on include social history, genealogy and technology.

Social History Profiles

Do you wish you could have met one of your ancestors? I can write their social history story.

English Genealogy

Are you stuck on your English genealogy? I can help you with your research.

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