My ancestor and his siblings were orphaned when very young here in Connecticut in 1874.  What scant information we had on his parents led us to a gentleman in Nottingham. My late mother and I researched that gentleman for many years in hopes of establishing a connection between him and the family here, but were unsuccessful.  Between Covid lockdowns, Lorraine was able to secure an appointment at the University Library and in a short time had found enough information on the individual, and his family, to link him to our ancestor here.  It has meant so much to me to have this mystery solved!  Lorraine has been very thorough in her work, and has been a delight to work with.  I'm looking forward to her assistance in following the family back further once the lockdowns are again lifted.

Susan S., Connecticut, USA,  February 2021

Given away as a baby, my father never knew who his father was, and knew little about his mother’s family. I had a DNA test to try and learn more, and spent some time inexpertly trying to build a tree myself, to little effect. I then came across Lorraine’s website and decided to ‘give her a go’ and what a revelation it’s been. I have been amazed at how much she has discovered in a short time. She clearly knows how to efficiently access information unknown to me. She has discovered fascinating stories of my grandmother’s family and identified my grandfather and pieced together the story of how my father came to be born. This has been fascinating and comforting for my elderly father who I think felt slightly ‘unanchored’ all his life by not knowing his own backstory. My one regret? Not turning to Lorraine sooner: I wasted a lot of my time getting nowhere!

David E., Dumfries, September 2020

I would like to thank you Lorraine for all your help with my exceedingly difficult family history research. I had hit a brick wall and you have now given me new leads to follow. It is so nice to work with someone who is friendly, courteous, so very approachable, and who has a real enthusiasm for what they are doing. I have also really appreciated that I get a quick response to any query I may have and am looking forward to continuing to work with you on the next steps with my family history. Many thanks, Lorraine.

Brenda S., New Zealand, September 2020

Thank you so much for all you have done. My grandfather, for one, is astounded and has had a wonderful afternoon pouring through it all with me.

Luke J., Rutland, October 2019