Welcome! My name is Daniel, and this is The Genealogy Corner, my website dedicated to genealogy and family history research. I invite you to explore the articles I’ve published over the years where I discuss some of my favourite genealogical resources as well as first-hand accounts on how I’ve researched not just my family tree but also how I unearthed other people’s fascinating family history.
I first became interested in genealogy when I was about ten, when I was shown a diagram of a branch of my family tree that a distant relative had drawn up. I instantly became fascinated by the fact that, unknown to me, I was an integral part of a huge puzzle that I call my family. My insatiable appetite for knowledge and unravelling mysteries has led me to where I am today: I help others crack their genealogical brick-walls, play an active role in social media groups dedicated to genealogy, speak at family history conferences and write articles for my own website as well as family history magazines.
Over the years, my research has taken me to many locations across Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, as well as the United States. Of course, a great deal of this research would not have been possible without the tremendous help offered by many friends and colleagues in the field, as well as the many and invaluable resources online, from family history websites to other collaborative spaces. However, I am of the opinion that nothing beats visiting an archive in person to uncover old documents and manuscripts which have remained unopened for decades – if not centuries!
My own research has unearthed truly remarkable stories, from social scandals to family tragedies, from bigamous marriages to murders. I have so far successfully traced my ancestry back to the 15th century through several lines, and I have found ancestors who lived as far afield as England, Wales, Italy, Spain and the United States. As of 2019 my family tree file features well over 27,000 individuals living on all five continents, and I am currently working on what I hope will soon be my very first one-place study. Thus, I have created this blog, to share with you my family’ past, so their stories will not be forgotten in the future.
If you want to know more about my CV please visit the corresponding section on my website. If you want to learn more about the results of my research for others, you can read some of the testimonials written by grateful customers here.
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