Alec TrittonA family historian for over 25 years, from 2002 to 2006 I was Chairman of the Federation of Family History Societies and for the previous 3 years, the chairman of the Guild of One-Name Studies. I have also been vice-chairman of the Society of Genealogists and am currently on the Lectures Working Group and Chairman of the Halsted Trust. Having sold my business in 2002, I work selling investment property in Florida & as a professional blogger and SEO Specialist. In my spare time I have two “rare-bread” Dales ponies, two cats and keep chickens and enjoy listening to smooth jazz.

I teach the nonconformity Course for Pharos Tutors and have taught the apprenticeship course in the absence of the normal tutor. I regularly carry out London Burial Ground walks for the Society of Genealogists and other London based organisations such as the Metropolitan Police.

Organiser of the Halstead Trust’s 2nd International Genealogy Conference in September 2013 featuring the theme of British migration from, to and within the British Isles at Hinckley, Leicestershire.


  • Anglican Parish Registers
  • Death and Resurrection: “The Body Snatchers”
  • Outside the church – nonconformist records
  • The London Burial Grounds: London Burial Grounds and Gruesome Burial Practices
  • The Parish Chest
  • Probate records before and after 1858
  • Apprenticeships before 1850 in the city, borough and parish
  • Sea, sand and sail. Employment of the sea
  • Before the workhouse: The old poor laws
  • County records – JPs petty and quarter sessions
  • An introduction to manorial documents
  • Burial Records for the Family Historian
  • Getting started with WordPress for genealogy
  • Digital Storytelling through multimedia
  • Going Paperless – the ultimate challenge
  • Social Networking for family historians