My name is Kathy Judge Blacklock, and I’m a genealogist and editor. I have been doing genealogical research for 17 years, and editing for more than 20. I began researching professionally as KJN Genealogy in 2008. I specialize in English, Welsh, Scottish, and Irish research, and military records. I also have experience with South African research.

From a young age, I was exposed to different cultures while living in different countries. My fascination with family history and the past led me to the world of genealogy. There aren’t enough minutes in the day to satisfy my passion for genealogical research, or my obsession with spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

My home is on historic Amelia Island, but as a daughter of a British war bride, I am a confirmed Anglophile. I lived in Yorkshire for several years, and travel to England as often as I can.

I have been the research coordinator for the Amelia Island Genealogical Society, and a member of the Society of Genealogists. I studied anthropology at the University of New Mexico, and English at the University of Central Florida; my B.A. is in English with a concentration on Technical Communication.

My clients live in all corners of the world, but what they usually have in common is a link to Mother England. After all, at its peak, the British Empire was the largest formal empire the world had ever known, governing some 458 million people.