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My first involvement in genealogy was as a teenager, when my sisters and I were taken to St Catherine's House and challenged by our father to find out something about our own family history.  From that day forward I have been hooked.  Genealogy and social history have been obsessions since 1980 and, as well as having an extensively researched family history of my own, I have an increasing collection for surnames Giltrap and Waymark (and their variants).

I am an Associate of AGRA (Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives), a Member of the Society of Genealogists, a Member of the Guild of One-Name Studies and a Founder Member of the Great War Group.

As a mathematician with a passion for history, I approach genealogical problems forensically and with an eye for detail, considering and weighing up all evidence before drawing any conclusions.

Branches of my family come from London (north and south of the river) and also from Ireland (Dublin and County Wicklow); I also have connections in Devon and The Lake District.  I live in the East Midlands and enjoy visits to archives across the region.  In short, I have experience of genealogical research in archives all over the UK.

My own family history includes a significant number of military ancestors.  I am an experienced researcher of 19th and 20th Century military history and am a 'regular' at the National Archives, Kew; I am very interested in First World War history, with family members buried in or commemorated at Commonwealth War Grave Commission cemeteries and memorials across Belgium, France and the UK.

I am a recently retired Deputy Head and teacher of mathematics, but still work in the same school, part-time, as OC Royal Navy Section in the school's CCF Contingent.

Thank you for visiting the Waymark Genealogy website.

Please do get in touch to enquire about any of the Waymark Genealogy research services.

Best wishes

Lorraine Johnson

Waymark Genealogy