About Jane Sheehan

I have always had a passion for history and genealogy and have researched my own family history for a number of years. Family history is more than just a list of names and dates, it’s also about events which shaped our ancestors lives. I really enjoy helping others discover their family history and have carried out research for people in the UK and internationally.

After studying for a BA (Hons) degree in Economics, I completed a postgraduate course – MSc Information Studies (passing with distinction). I won the Library & Information Research Group (LIRG) national prize for best postgraduate dissertation in 1996. My career then saw me spending a number of years working in the libraries of the BBC and the Press Association and working in local government. Eventually I decided to follow my passion and pursue a career in genealogy.

I have been awarded by the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies (IHGS) with both the Higher Certificate in Genealogy and the Diploma in Genealogy. The latter award was granted with distinction, the first ever given by the Institute.

I am a member of the tutor team on the IHGS correspondence course. Additionally, I am an Associate Member of the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA). I am also a member of the Guild of One Name Studies researching my family surname of Lutwyche.

The photos you see are of my own ancestors. I would be delighted to help you trace yours.