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Sarah E Doig

BMus (Hons), DipLib




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After a twenty-year career in the Foreign Office, I moved back to Suffolk, where I had spent my formative years, and made a radical shift to being self-employed. Using my postgraduate training, many years of genealogical research experience and distance learning studies with the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, I launched a research service in 2010. The following year I started offering talks on family, local and general history subjects to clubs and societies across East Anglia. I am now an established and popular speaker on the circuit. A complete list of the talks I currently offer can be found on the relevant website page.

In 2012 I teamed up with a small group of local historians to bid for a Heritage Lottery Fund grant. This money enabled us to research and publish a range of books on different aspects of the group of villages in north Suffolk in which we live. We have continued to produce further books with the proceeds from the initial series.

My local history writing now takes up the majority of my time. My first book was published in 2013 followed by a second in 2015. Two further books were published in 2016 and another two in 2018. Details of these and of the magazine articles I have written can be found on the relevant website page.

I am a Council member and trustee of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History and also a trustee and current Chair of the Friends of Suffolk Record Office.

I combine all the above activities with my professional music-making and I can be seen performing across East Anglia and further afield.


My sixth local history book

The Little History of Suffolk

was published on 8th October 2018

If you would like to buy a signed copy

of this book or any of my other books,

please visit my WRITING page