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Anthony Adolph is a professional genealogist, broadcaster and writer. As a freelance professional genealogist, he provides a complete range of services from one-off searches to full scale projects to trace family trees in Britain and abroad. He is resident genealogist for www.genesconnected.co.uk, the family history sister-site to Friends Reunited. Besides giving advice and performing professional research for members, he also provides regular news updates and a series of live web-chats on the site.
Anthony was resident genealogist and co-presenter of Channel 4’s ground-breaking family history series Extraordinary Ancestors , speaks regularly on TV and radio about family history and was genealogical co-presenter of Antiques Ghostshow, a ground-breaking blend of genealogy, antiques and psychic investigation on Living TV. He is also the resident genealogist on Radio 4's Meet The Descendants , as featured on Pick of the Week. He is also available to give talks. Through the Your Family Story section of this website, he puts people with interesting family tales in touch with TV and radio producers and journalists.

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Anthony writes articles to commission on all aspects of history and family history. He has completed 13 biographical articles for The New Dictionary of National Biography and has written for a wide variety of publications from The Countryman to Family History Monthly, covering subjects as diverse as Keralese ancestry, Tudor research, the British Ambassador in Armenia, and Suffolk landscape artist Perry Nursey.

As a writer of books Anthony is represented by Johnson and Alcock Ltd. His book, Tracing Your Family History, is published by Collins (ISBN 0-00-715892-0, price £20). He is also working on a biography of Henry Jermyn, Earl of St Albans, which was shortlisted for the 2002 Biographer’s Club Prize.

He also undertakes research for books and television programs. Recent commissions include Channel 4’s Forbidden Fruit and research for Piers Paul Read’s recent biography of Alec Guinness, and investigating the ancestry of Eddie Izzard for Discovery Channel’s Mongrel Nation.

Born in 1967, Anthony was educated at St George’s College, Weybridge, Durham University and the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, Canterbury and worked for twelve years as a researcher and latterly Research Director for a leading firm of professional genealogists before becoming freelance at the start of 2003.

You can read the latest of Anthony's regular series of articles on coats of arms (in this case, the surname Patterson) in the January edition of Family History Monthly which also contains his interview with heraldic artist Tom Meek.

 
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