Kathy Wilshaw Family History Researcher

About Kathy

I find families, both past ancestors and living relatives. An experienced family historian, I have spent many years researching in archives across the country. I am also a researcher and intermediary, working with Adoption Support Agencies to reunite people separated by adoption.

Family History

Family History

Whether you would like a single document transcription, a fully sourced pedigree or the story of your home, I can help you with your family history. Based in Yorkshire, I visit archives across the north of England and offer a high quality research service.

Adoption Research


With over 20 years’ experience of successful searches and reunions, I trace and locate birth families and adopted adults. I provide advice and guidance to anyone wanting to find, or make contact with, adopted or birth relatives.

“After so much frustration and many dead ends, finally with Kathy's expertise we have been able to piece together the vital information which has led to the breakthrough we have been searching for.

Without Kathy's thorough service, this most amazing and life changing experience would never have happened. My dad has now been reunited with the birth siblings he was unaware of and has been able to see for the first time, a photo of his birth mother.

Kathy has a professional and approachable manner and provided us with information and evidence at every step of the way, including copies of relevant documents. I would not hesitate to recommend her excellent service.”

Andrea C