In 2017 her love of local history resulted her being elected a trustee of the British Association for Local History, of which she is now chair of the Outreach Committee and is actively involved in promoting local history to the wider world, in particular to family historians.
Susan served as the representative for medieval and early modern researchers in the National Archives User Advisory Group from 2011 to 2015, and has recently been appointed to the same post for another 4 years. This aim of this group is to influence policy at the National Archives as it concerns researchers, before such policies are adopted.
She was one of the founder members of the Friends of the National Archives, and has long been an accredited member of the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA), of which she was the co-ordinator of the south west network group from 2014 to 2018.
Other memberships include the Society of Genealogists, the Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, the Wiltshire Family History Society, the Somerset Record Society, Somerset & Dorset Notes and Queries, the Community of Specialist Researchers at the National Archives, and she is the secretary of the Wincanton & District Museum and History Society.
Susan holds reader’s tickets for the National Archives, the British Library, and for dozens of local archives.
Contact Susan outlining your request, with full details of the information you already have and what you hope to find
A research programme will include an ongoing list of potentially relevant sources
All work is charged on a time basis, and most research tend to extend to several days, in some cases weeks
In two parts: full research notes, and a detailed explanation of what has been found, with image of relevant document