Gill Blanchard is a historical biographer, a writer of local histories, professional genealogist and house historian, based in Norwich. She has had three books published on tracing family and house histories and writing a family history, and writes regularly for national magazines on related topics. Other publications pending include an anatomy of a scandal in Norfolk in 1836 and a history of the Women of Norwich, 1850-1950. Gill has also undertaken many research projects for authors, academics, journalists and television production teams, including for BBC's Who Do You Think You Are? She was awarded an MA with merit in Biography and Creative Non Fiction from the University of East Anglia.