Christine Jackson – Family Tree Live speaker profile


25 January 2019
Christine-Jackson-11582.JPG Christine Jackson will be speaking about how to trace a royal servant at Family Tree Live
Christine Jackson will be speaking on ‘Researching the life of a royal servant – from Ag Lab to the Queen’s coachman’ at Family Tree Live

How to trace a royal servant

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Christine Jackson will be speaking on ‘Researching the life of a royal servant―from Ag Lab to the Queen’s coachman’ at Family Tree Live

Introducing Christine Jackson’s talk:

How can a man who started life in a poor family of Sussex ‘Ag Labs’ work his way up to become Queen Victoria’s state coachman, whose retirement from the Royal Household was significant enough to be reported in newspapers around the world?


This is the family history research mystery that Christine Jackson set out to solve.


In her presentation she will show how a variety of sources and some keen detective work revealed the 'downstairs' career path of this significant servant in Queen Victoria’s household.


Delving into the world of royal servants to answer that question, Christine will reveal how newspaper articles, census returns, parish and civil registrations, probate records, the Royal Archives, online records and even YouTube helped her piece together this forgotten story – the tale of a man whose life paralleled the reign of Queen Victoria and proudly reflected the transportation business of a long-gone era.


This talk is for you if you love a good story and top notch family history detective skills!


Suitable for all levels of family history experience.


Come along to Family Tree Live find out more…


Christine Jackson will be speaking at 14.30 on Saturday 27 April 2019


Mini bio:

Born and raised in Brighton, Sussex, and a graduate of King’s College, London, Christine Jackson makes Ottawa, Canada her home. An avid family historian for more than 40 years, Christine has made well-received presentations to family history societies in Ontario and Quebec on her Sussex family history and on her three-year research project reconstructing the origins of the Ottawa Valley’s Cowley family in both England and Canada. Christine’s acclaimed articles on these topics have been published in Canada and England. She is an active member of British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa and Sussex Family History Group.


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