photo of Sam Watkin

Position: Case Manager

Email: sam.watkin@angliaresearch.co.uk


I love my job with Anglia Research. It puts my degree and my post grad diploma to such good use. I find it fascinating tracking individual lives against the backdrop of nineteenth and twentieth century history – and reuniting long lost family members is extremely rewarding.

Before she came to Anglia Research in 2015, Sam worked as a library adviser for Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council for 17 years.

Her interest in genealogy dates back to when she was very young, listening to family stories from her nan. She has a BA (Hons) in history, as well as a post graduate diploma in genealogical studies from the University of Strathclyde. Her knowledge of historical records, combined with her analytical and research skills, and her commitment to customer service, make her a great addition to our Southport team.


Sam's interviews and articles: Between two familiesThe face of the father he never knewSouth African's search for family completed in 24 hours


Sam's testimonials:

Thank you once again. A meticulous explanation Sam, and interesting. Now we are really well informed, and should we come across someone who would doubt your validity as a company, we will be able to fully impede negative comments! You have dealt with everything very professionally and kindly. We sincerely thank you for your diligent work and caring attitude.
— Christopher and Patricia

Thanks for the tree, it's awesome. After talking to you, you have sparked something in me I never knew about myself: an interest in my past. Thank you.
— Mr Constantine