Else Churchill is the Genealogist at the Society of Genealogists in London with nearly 40 years of experience as a genealogist and educator. She currently leads as the Society’s subject specialist and the education, publication programmes and external liaison.
Else lectures regularly for the Society of Genealogists, The National Archives and for local groups around the United Kingdom. She has also lectured extensively in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA.
Along with teaching the Joint SoG/Pharos Family History Skills and Strategy course on sources for the long 18th century, her main research interests lie in the seventeenth century and sources for people who lived through the English Civil Wars and enjoys helping American genealogists cross the pond to discover the roots of their colonial ancestors.
Else campaigns and actively works on behalf of the genealogical community. She has been on the Council of British Record Society, and on the Council of Friends of The National Archives and TNA Advisory User Panel and Convenor of the British Genealogical Record Users Committee. She has been a member of the Federation of Family History Societies Education sub- committee. She served a nine-year stint as a member of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Council on National Records and has presented evidence to Parliamentary Committees on genealogical matters and contributed to the All Party Parliamentary Group on History and Archives.