I have been researching my family history since 2000. I was born in London England, my father was born in Greenwich Village, St James, Barbados and my mother was born in Fano, Pesaro, Italy. My wife's family have ancestry in Ireland and England.
I am now conducting a surname study of every person that ever had the surname Cumberbatch or its variant spellings. This study is registered with the Guild of One-Name Studies. The primary aim of this study is to build family histories and to tell stories of the many remarkable people who had the surname Cumberbatch.
I am an accomplished genealogist and family historian. In previous years I volunteered to attend the annual "Who Do You Think You Are? Live!" show where I helped visitors with their reserch queries.
In 2016 I was awarded Fellowship of the Guild of One-Name Studies becoming a Master Craftsman of the Guild (MCG) for contributions to the promotion and understanding of one-name studies and for contributions in supporting the Guild of One-Name Studies' administration.