About Me


‘From small shoots, see your family tree grow’

I can trace my interest in family history back to when I was eleven, when I constructed a rudimentary family tree in the front pages of my school issue Gideon’s bible.  I must have heard that this was the way some family trees were recorded, and as such, my curiosity in my own family history started.

This interest was rekindled with the birth of my own children, which I would say was my strongest and most significant inspiration for developing my interest in family history and genealogy. 

Through them I found myself connected not only to the future, but also to the past.

With over 35 years experience working as a librarian for Birmingham City Council,  I have found that I have been able to transfer my skills, experience and training across to the field of genealogy.

In my quest for excellence I have gained the world-renowned,  Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies (IHGS) Diploma in Genealogy. 

This practical, hands on approach to study, and my continuing professional development in genealogy, ensures that I  work in an informed, meticulous and methodical manner.

What began as a personal journey of discovery about my own family, has now turned into a passion, whereby I can help others to realise their own family discoveries and history.

Linda Newey BA Dip Gen QG

AGRA Associate



IHGS Diploma in Genealogy (2018)

IHGS Higher Certificate in Genealogy (2016)

Institute of Customer Services (ICS) Communication Award (2012)

BA (Open) (1999)



AGRA Associate with the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives 

Birmingham and Midland Society of Genealogy and Heraldry (BMSGH)

IHGS Graduate Member

Register of Qualified Genealogists (RQG)

Society of Genealogists (SoG)