Jeremy Palmer is a professional genealogist with over 17 years full time experience of the subject. After graduating with a History degree from the University of Kent, he trained at the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies in Canterbury, England, where he obtained the Diploma in Genealogy. Jeremy progressed to become the Registrar of the Institute where he taught and lectured on a wide range of genealogical and family history subjects. He was also a genealogist for its supporting commercial company, undertaking research into families in the UK and abroad. Having relocated to Australia in 2006, Jeremy formed his own research business, Anzestry, to bring his family history expertise to clients with UK and European origins. He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Society of Australian Genealogists.

Jeremy has written numerous articles for various international genealogical magazines including Practical Family History, Family Tree Magazine, Ancestors, BBC Who Do You Think You Are? and Family History Monthly. He is also a regular contributor to the PFH Answers feature in Practical Family History.

Jeremy has presented talks on numerous topics for a wide range of bodies and organisations across New South Wales and the ACT, including The National Archives of Australia in Canberra. He also featured as an expert advisor for the online question and answer sessions following the first series of the popular SBS television show Who Do You Think You Are? Jeremy also acts as a tutor for the Correspondence Course in Genealogy offered by the IHGS.

Unlock the Past Cruises – 1st


  • 19th Century British Records (General Register Office and Census)
  • 19th Century British Records (General Register Office, Census and Parish Registers)
  • Beyond the Census – Pre 1841 British Census Substitutes
  • Blazonry – Heraldry for Family Historians
  • British First World War Records
  • British Guild Records
  • British Military Records
  • Climbing Your Family Tree: an Introduction
  • English and Welsh Probate Records
  • Family History
  • Palaeography
  • Research in Kent
  • The British Parish Chest
  • Tracing Your Irish Ancestry