Sue Adams

Sue Adams

Sue  is a professional genealogist based in East Anglia, running her own business, Family Folk. Her MSc dissertation in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde combined manorial records with maps using GIS (mapping) technology.

Recent speaking experience includes a short talk on palaeography presented on the Register of Qualified Genealogists stand at Who Do You Think You Are? Live in April 2017. The video is available at

Sue tutored and co-presented at the Clans and Surnames Family History Week in May 2017 and will be returning as a speaker in 2018 Other forthcoming speaking engagements include a talk on First Steps in Family History Research in March 2018 and a half-day course at the Society of Genealogists on Maps and Property in July 2018.

Whispers and Secrets: Women in Property Records of the Manorial Court


Property records are a rich, underused, source for family history, particularly before the mid-nineteenth century. Before the 1870s men owned their wives’ property, which was typically inherited by men. Even when women are apparently absent, the records contain subtle evidence of family relationships. The most informative property records often feature women because of married women’s […]