I am a New Zealander who is currently living in Ireland. I have almost finished an academic qualification in genealogy and family history with IHGS. In practical terms, have worked on my own family tree for more than four decades.
For many years I have researched our family tree in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. I regularly carry out research both in New Zealand and in the United Kingdom. I visit and use a range of resources including archives, County Record Offices, museums, libraries, cemeteries and old residences. I share information with relatives I have found.
You can see examples of the information I have found during my research by clicking this link: http://www.rellyseeker.net/ourfamilytree
If you are interested in my conducting research for you, please let me know by using the contact form at the right or by contacting me using the address on my business card, also to the right. I charge a fair fee for research I undertake.
I write family histories. Family histories can be published in hard-back or paper-back, on-line, as an e-book.
I am currently working on the memoirs of a World War II veteran who survived a kamikaze attack.
I publish my website using a web hosting service and, to a limited extent, through subscription sites. Subscription sites can be good but my preference is for publishing my own sites as people can contact me directly without having to pay a subscription. I can also have more control over what I publish which is important in terms of security.
I don't share all of my research online as their are too many 'poachers' who use it without acknowledgment, thanks or sharing in return. I protect the privacy of living people. Most of the people who contact me to share information do so through my own family tree website. It is a great way to find out about our shared relatives.
Here's an example of my work: http://www.rellyseeker.net/ourfamilytree
14 May 2013: I've just started a blog: Jan's Rellyseeker Blog.