Janet Few on behalf of Devon Family History Society

“Kirsty has been a regular presenter at Devon Family History Society meetings, entertaining us both virtually and face-to-face, speaking on a range of topics. Her lively and enthusiastic delivery engages the audience and ensures that her sessions are always popular, attracting large audiences. Kirsty is always willing to adapt her presentations to suit our particular requirements.”

Fiona Ranger

“I recently heard Kirsty Gray’s talk on the A-Z of Victorian Occupations, which she gave to the Portsmouth Group of the Hampshire Genealogical Society.  As usual the delivery was given with enthusiasm and great depth of knowledge of her subject.  She brought to life the many unusual jobs that our ancestors may have had.  The talk was well illustrated and it was interesting to hear about the tales she had uncovered about various forebears.  Kirsty’s talk left you wanting to discover more about your own family’s occupations. I look forward to inviting her back again to speak to the group.”

Susan Stevens - Somerset & Dorset FHS

“Kirsty gave us a most interesting, informative and entertaining talk on surnames in family history.

Our group had not put on a zoom talk before but Kirsty soon put my mind at rest, ringing me a few days before and setting out with clarity how things would work. After her talk she was very willing to do a question and answer session.

In the days following I received several e-mails from participants saying how much they had enjoyed the evening and one lady saying, ”Please may we have Kirsty again.”

Lynn Gainer, Chair of Sudbury District of Ontario Ancestors

“We so enjoyed our online webinar hour with you. Can’t thank you enough! We were so pleased when several members who live away commented that they never thought they’d be able to join in on a Sudbury Branch meeting! Loads of great comments from the attendees on your presentation. As always your energetic, infectious personality makes for fun while learning more about genealogy & research.


I have seen you lecture on various ‘stages’ both online and in person in Canada since we first met when you were a keynote speaker at an Ontario Ancestors Conference in Barrie. I never miss a chance to hear you speak!”

Legacy Webinar viewer

Kirsty is certainly fun to listen to and gave a lot of good information. I will definitely watch her prior webinars and encourage you to have her present new ones soon. One interest I have is records of the 1709 “Poor Palatines” who came to England looking for transport to the English colonies. My family arrived in May 1709 and left in January 1710. I’d like to find some records of their time in London and names of ships on which they sailed to what later became North Carolina.”

Legacy Webinar viewer

“Kirsty Gray shared so much of her knowledge on Tracing Your UK Ancestry. I learned a lot about searching on Find My Past. I started out with FMP many years ago because my mother and most of her ancestors were born in England. I had no idea what I was doing, so I gave up and started working more on my paternal side. Now I know more about how to search UK records, I will go back to my maternal ancestors and try to fill in the many blanks. Thank you.”

Legacy Webinar viewer

“I found the webinar very, very helpful in my quest to find my maternal grandmother’s siblings that I have pictures of but no info. Both grandparents and their families are deceased now. I love Kirsty’s webinars and would like to congratulate her on another webinar very well done!!”