My CV

In 2014 I completed my Masters in Nobility Law, Genealogy and Heraldry by the National University of Distance University (Spain), but my passion for family history began during my childhood. Over the years, I have combined my own personal research mainly in England, Italy and Spain with contributions to the world of genealogy through articles, conferences and webinars around the globe. In 2020 I and two other volunteers founded Revista Descendientes, the first free, digital, quarterly magazine exclusively dedicated to genealogy and family history research in the Spanish-speaking world. 

Speaking at the CGHUE conference in Brussels in 2017.

Conferences & Webinars

2016-2919

  • 28-30 April 2016, Who Do You Think You Are? Live (as participant only), Birmingham (UK)
  • 7-8 April 2017, Who Do You Think You Are? Live (as participant only), Birmingham (UK)
  • 7 November 2017, Conference (with Christian Juliusson) on Genetic Genealogy: How to apply genetics to your family tree research, CGHUE, Brussels (Belgium)
  • 23 March 2019, Webinar on An Introduction to Spanish Surnames, The Surname Society (online)
  • 8 June 2019, Talk on Carrying out Research in Spain, The Genealogy Show 2019, Birmingham (UK)
  • 6-8 September 2019, MyHeritage Live (as participant only), Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

2020

2021

Publications & Contributions

  • Article: “How I Brought Down an Old Family Brick Wall”, Tree Tappers bulletin, Malvern Family History Society (spring 2018 issue)
  • Regular contributions to THE Genealogy Show 2019‘s blog
  • Article: “Experts Choice column”, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine (May 2018 issue)
  • Article (Spanish): Anota en tu calendario: ¡THE Genealogy Show!, MyHeritage Blog (21 January 2019)
  • Article: “Cousins marrying cousins”, Tree Tappers bulletin, Malvern Family History Society (spring 2019 issue)
  • Article: “A Scribbled Address Helped Us Find My GI Grandfather“, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine (December 2019 issue)
  • Contribution to John Boeren’s article for the “News from Europe” section of the Quarterly Newsletter of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, Volume 31, Number 4 (December 2019)
  • Regular contributions to THE Genealogy Show 2020‘s blog
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Speaking at THE Genealogy Show in 2019.

Academic background

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English and French Translation and Interpreting, University of Salamanca (Spain), 2003-2008
  • Master’s Degree in Diplomacy and International Relations, Diplomatic School of Madrid, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain, 2009-2010
  • Masters’ Degree in Nobility Law, Genealogy and Heraldry, National University of Distance Education (UNED, Spain), 2014

Current and past memberships