Laura Berry has worked as a professional archive researcher since graduating in History from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2005. She trained at a leading research agency under the guidance of Prof. Nick Barratt, and is currently one of the principal genealogists for BAFTA-winning Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC1). Laura is the author of Discover Your Ancestors' Occupations (2015) and former editor of Your Family History magazine and writes regularly for Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine and Discover Your Ancestors periodical. She has traced the history of properties for the TV series Hidden House History (History Channel) and Nick Knowles’ Original Features (UKTV). Laura undertakes research at national repositories such as the British Library and RIBA Library as well as smaller regional archives. She assists historic environment consultancy RMA Heritage with a range of property development schemes and was a regular speaker for the Institute of Historical Research course ‘Methods and Sources for Historical Research’ at The National Archives. She has appeared on TV as an expert contributor for BBC South East Today (BBC1), BBC Breakfast (BBC1), The One Show (BBC1), Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC1 and RTE1) and Find My Past (Yesterday). Laura is a member of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, the Domestic Buildings Research Group Surrey and the Society of Genealogists. She has a Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural History with Distinction from the University of Oxford, and has completed Continuing Professional Development courses in Vernacular Architecture (1350-2000) at the Weald and Downland Museum.