Family History Courses

in Hampshire


Contact us about family tree courses


Call Jackie on 01329 833550




Family tree courses based in Shedfield, Hampshire


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Tracing Your Past is a Genealogy Service, founded by family history enthusiast, Jackie Gaffney.    

We specialise in providing fun & informal family tree courses for small groups,  teaching others how to uncover the hidden secrets of their past. We also carry out commissions & present to clubs & societies.  

All our services begin with a complimentary discussion - so feel free to contact us to explore your future through the past.


Testamonial: I was going on holiday and wanted to know if I was related to my host family who had the same unusual surname as me. Jackie drew up my tree in the blink of an eye and found out that although both families hailed from Aylesbury there was no direct family link. As a result I now have lots of fascinating information about my ancestors.  Barry from Catherington

Family faces are magic mirrors, looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future.


Gail Lumet Buckley

Our Location

Based in the small south Hampshire village of Shedfield, we operate from a private house. The peaceful location offers the perfect venue in which to welcome our customers on to our courses. 

Jackie Gaffney    

has been a Genealogist  for over 12 years. She developed her skills by researching and mapping out her own family tree before supporting others in their ancestral research.

Jackie has a background in IT & education designing and presenting courses for IBM in the UK and Europe.


She is a qualified teacher and is delighted to be able to bring together her genealogical and teaching expertise to offer the courses and services that make up Tracing Your Past.

If you cannot get rid of a family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.


George Bernard Shaw

He who has no fools, knaves or beggars in his family was begot by lightning.


Old English Proverb