AnneEvergreen Ancestry is run by Anne Mealia. I have substantial experience of historical research: as well as family history research, I have a MA in History, specialising in the mediaeval period.  I have a  higher certificate in genealogy from the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies and am an associate member of the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA), and member of the Society of Genealogists (SoG).

I have previously worked in academic libraries and records management and have a Postgraduate Diploma in Information Studies and also have a PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) qualification to teach adults.

My research into the name Pickersgill is registered with the Guild of One Name Studies  and I have written a number of articles on local interest and family history:  my publications are listed below.

I am a member of the committee and Assistant Librarian of Hebden Bridge Local History Society.  I am also a guide with Calderdale Heritage Walks, providing guided historical walks around the local area.

I am also on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.


These are the main areas I specialise in, but contact me if your research is in other areas:

  • Birth, marriage and death certificates, 1837 – 2005
  • UK censuses 1841 – 1911, Irish censuses 1901 and 1911
  • Parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials 1538 – present and other parish material such as poor law records, apprenticeship, settlement and removal orders
  • Non-conformist registers of birth, baptism, marriage and burial especially Roman Catholic
  • Wills and probate records
  • Newspapers
  • Transcriptions of old documents
  • Yorkshire records, especially West Yorkshire
  • Lancashire records


  • ‘Pickersgill One Name Study’, The Yorkshire Family Historian, September 2013
  • ‘Miles Pickersgill’s crime spree’, Cleveland Family History Society Journal, vol 12, no 3, July 2013
  • ‘Village life: a visit to West Stow Anglo-Saxon village (Footsteps)’, BBC History Magazine, August 2004
  • ‘The farmyard monastery: a visit to Denny Abbey (Footsteps)’, BBC History magazine, June 2004
  • ‘Neck and neck at the races: a visit to Newmarket (Footsteps)’, Living History Magazine, May 2004
  • ‘All the fun of the fair: a visit to St Ives (Footsteps)’, Living History magazine, March 2004
  • ‘Creator of sylvan scenes: a visit to Fenstanton (Footsteps)’, Living History magazine, December 2003
  • ‘Going round the houses: a visit to Flag Fen Bronze Age centre (Footsteps)’, Living History Magazine, November 2003