Helen Conchar’s parents are from Cumbria but moved to Coventry after their marriage and she was brought up in Warwickshire. She has had a love of history since primary school and been fascinated by her family history since her mother showed her some death cards of their relatives. While researching her family tree Helen became interested in her ancestors’ lives and the areas where they lived and worked. She is currently involved with setting up meetings for the London branch of the Family History Federation society members in the north west. Helen’s working career has been in accountancy. She lives on the edge of London with her husband, Lee, and their five cats.