About Me

Clare Kirk

Genealogist, historical researcher and digital content creator

I started tracing my family tree at the age of 10, and uncovering the stories of people we don’t learn about in history books has been a life-long passion. Now just a ‘few’ years older, I’m delighted to share my passion with my clients, helping them go beyond names and dates and learn more deeply about their ancestors’ lives and times.

I have been awarded the Pharos Tutors & Society of Genealogists Family History Skills & Strategies Intermediate Certificate With Distinction (completed in 2022). Family history research techniques and resources continually evolve, and I’m committed to Continuing Professional Development.

As well as helping people trace their family history, I’m an experienced communications specialist and copywriter. As the Digital Content Creator and Magazine Editor for the Friends of Friendless Churches, I research and write about 1000 years of history in 60 English and Welsh churches for their website, social media and member magazine. Other recent publications include articles in Family Tree magazine (UK) and the Oxfordshire Family Historian. As a genealogist, my enthusiasm for historical research is underpinned by accurate, compelling and stylish writing, personally tailored to each client’s preferences.

Volunteering is important to me, and past volunteer work has included archives and museums in California and Oxfordshire. I’m also proud to be a trustee of Cotswold Archaeology, one of the UK’s leading commercial archaeology and heritage consultancy companies, whose mission is to increase public awareness and appreciation of the Past.

More About Me
  • 16 years in Northern California (dual citizen)
  • Classically trained soprano
  • Busy mum of two
  • MA English Literature
  • Enthusiastic pudding maker
  • Occasional mudlarker
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