Find out more about our case managers, researchers, or associates who have contacted you directly, or are dealing with your case, here.
We employ more accredited genealogists and legally qualified staff than any other UK probate research company. These members of staff are all governed by the strict rules of their accrediting or regulating body.
We are keen to hear from people who believe their transferable skills will enable them to enter the exciting world of probate genealogy and who possess the abilities and qualities that differentiate Anglia Research from ‘heir hunters’.
Our Team Members
We are proud of each and every member our team and you can find out more about each of our colleagues below.
Through combining each individual’s expertise and skills we have created a diverse and creative team who are able to quickly and efficiently deal with the most complex of enquires. For information about our case managers and other staff who deal directly with beneficiaries, please visit the case managers’ page.
Matthew Boardman, BSc (Hons)
Matthew spent many years conducting research and analysis for intelligence units within the Metropolitan Police, including working for the royalty protection team. He joined Anglia Research in 2009.
Carolyn Felgate, BSc (Hons)
Private Client Manager
Carolyn joined Anglia Research in 2005, having returned from a year travelling the world. With a background in publishing and insurance, including claims negotiation.
Eileen Lavelle (nee Butcher), member of AGRA
Before running her own successful genealogy company, Eileen was a complex caseworker for the Department for Work and Pensions and also worked for many years in the local studies department
Paul joined Anglia Research with over 20 years of experience in the probate research industry. With considerable knowledge of the southern counties and a keen eye for the fine details.
Paul Findell BA (Hons)
A self-confessed history fanatic, Paul owes his obsession to his father, a history teacher with an infectious passion for the past. He started tracing his family history after university and
Sam Watkin, BA (Hons) PGDip Gen
Senior and European Case Manager
Joining Anglia Research in 2015, Sam worked as a library adviser for Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council for 17 years. Her interest in genealogy began very young, listening to family stories
Matthew Stewart, BA (Hons)
A graduate of Queen’s University Belfast, Matthew worked in sales and marketing in the exhibition and conference industry for over a decade, assisting clients with events projects throughout the UK.
Oliver Howard, BA (Hons)
With a long-standing interest in history and genealogy, Oliver joined Anglia Research after he graduated from the University of Essex with a first-class degree in politics in 2002.
With 17 years’ experience as a probate researcher, Rachel's expertise, attention to detail and love of genealogy mean that she can piece together a family tree from the smallest of clues.
Alex joined Anglia Research in 2005. He was formerly a director of gilts trading at HSBC in London, having worked in financial markets at the bank for 24 years.
Christopher Ferry, BA (Hons)
Christopher joined Anglia Research in 2009 from a background in business economics and management. He is a skilled researcher who often deals with cases involving property and land-related issues.
Dr Lisa Hill, BA (Hons) MA PhD
West Indies Research Manager and Training Consultant
Lisa joined Anglia Research in 2007. Originally from California, she has a strong research background, having worked as a research analyst of the California commercial property market.
Georgia Lightbody, CertHE
Previously Georgia was a commercial finance broker. Following her love of genealogy and her strong administrative skills brought her to Anglia Research, guiding beneficiaries through the process.
Samuel Prentice BA (Hons) MA
Sam joined us in early 2022 after the completion of his MA. Sam's BA was in Classical Studies at Newcastle University, and his MA was in Classics and Ancient History at Liverpool.
Kadean Vendryes, JP
Kadean is a justice of the peace and a former banker based in Kingston, Jamaica. She is also a licensed realtor, with qualifications in land and business law.
Matthew Worrall, BA (Hons) MA (Hons)
Matthew joined the Anglia Research team in 2021 from a background in insurance and communications. He is a skilled researcher with a keen investigative mind.
Olivia Sherman BA (Hons), PGCE
Olivia gained her BA at the University of East Anglia in American Literature with Creative Writing. Upon graduating, Olivia was propelled into work in genealogy. In 2019, she left genealogy
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