Grantshire Genealogy

Grantshire Genealogy, established in 2009, undertakes all aspects of family and local history research in all areas of the British Isles. We thoroughly enjoy co-ordinating the research needs of our clients.

Being London based, Grantshire Genealogy can undertake research at a number of locations such as The National Archives, The London Metropolitan Archives, The Society of Genealogists’ Library, The British Library and The Guildhall Library.

We also specialise in tracing living relatives – those affected by adoption and desertion or missing through lost contact – and we undertake work for probate specialists.

Sharon is a graduate, in history, of the University of London, Goldsmith’s College with some 30 years of experience in the field, starting research into her own family history as far back as 1979. Sharon was born in Germany to an army family, whose origins lay in Leicesterdhire and Warwickshire. Sh was brought up in Lowestoft, Suffolk. Sharon is now based in Ladywell, South East London.

Sharon’s daughter, a qualified archivist, based in Lancaster, also forms part of the team. We like to keep things within the family!

An example of our work, set out as a case study, can be viewed on the Sugar Refiners & Sugarbakers web-site at

Sharon is currently Chair of AGRA (The Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives), the largest professional organisation of accredited members in the UK. We promote high professional standards in the field of genealogy and historical research. AGRA also acts as a representative voice in matters relating to genealogy.